Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

October 12, 2021
Summary: Accumulation of amyloid-beta appears to play a central role in the development of Alzheimer’s. However, researchers have a limited understanding of the production of amyloid protein in brain cells. But new studies show that the production of amyloid-beta protein is increased in those with…

Two-hour glucose tolerance test may help predict the long-term risk of episodic memory decline

Two-hour glucose tolerance test may help predict the long-term risk of episodic memory decline

October 8, 2021
Summary: Severe memory decline due to aging and dementia is a major health concern among older adults. The incidence of Alzheimer’s is increasing, and it is one of the leading causes of mortality in the western world. Yet, very little is known about the etiology…

Financial insecurity and risk of dementia

Financial insecurity and risk of dementia

October 6, 2021
Summary: The risk of dementia is higher in people with low socioeconomic status. Low income or financial insecurity is one of the major sources of chronic stress. Prolonged stress response considerably increases the risk of dementia or age-related cognitive decline. Stress results in higher activity…