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Use of PET scans for dementia diagnosis

Positron emission tomography (PET) with [18 F]flutemetamol resulted in changes in the diagnostic process work-up of patients with early onset dementia, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC). Researchers from the Netherlands and the United States undertook a study to examine the diagnostic value of [18F]flutemetamol [...]

Cells’ protective DNA linked to size of brain region vital for memory

A brain region that is vital for memory and shrinks in Alzheimer’s disease patients also is likely to be smaller in those whose white blood cells have shorter DNA-protecting end caps — called telomeres — according to a study by researchers at Stanford and UC-San Francisco. If the findings are [...]

Exercise may slow physical & mental decline for older women

Women who exercise regularly after menopause tend to maintain their physical strength and mental acuity longer than those who don’t, according to a new review of past studies that found exercise that gets the heart rate up is best. “We found that all the studies showed that physical activity was [...]

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