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Alzheimer’s may be a risk to older men with prostate cancer: Study

Among 1,54,000 older patients, 13 per cent who received hormone-blocking treatment developed Alzheimer’s, compared to nine per cent who had other treatment or chose no therapy, the study found.

Poor quality sleep in 50s, 60s increases risk of Alzheimer's disease: Study

The new finding, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, highlights the importance of sleep at every age to maintain a healthy brain into old age.

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Use of statins reduces mortality, stroke risk in dementia patients: Study

The research also demonstrated that statin users had a 23 per cent reduction in the risk of stroke, which is three times more likely in patients with mild dementia and seven times more likely in those with severe dementia.

Brain scans can detect Parkinson's years before symptom appear, says study

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, after Alzheimer's disease. The disease is characterised by movement and cognitive problems but is known to become established in the brain a long time before patients are diagnosed.

BP pill has potential to slow down Alzheimer's: Study

Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands found the drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain's memory and learning centre among people with Alzheimer's without affecting other parts of the brain.

Virtual reality can spot early symptoms of Alzheimer's: Study

VR could also help clinical trials of future drugs aimed at slowing down, or even halting, progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers said.

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Brain stimulation may help treat Alzheimer's disease: Study

The study, published in the journal PLoS One, found that healthy younger and older adults who received repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) therapy performed better on a memory task than those who received placebo.

Jawless fish may hold key to effective brain cancer treatment

The research, published in the journal Science Advances, found that molecules from the immune system of the parasitic sea lamprey may also be combined with a wide array of other therapies, offering hope to treat disorders like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease or even traumatic injuries.

AI tool to detect hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease

The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, is a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing critical markers of the neurodegenerative disease.

Virtual reality can help improve quality of life for dementia patients, study

These memories not only provided positive mental stimulation for the patients but helped their caregivers learn more about their lives before care, thereby improving their social interaction.

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