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Neurogranin Could Predict Progression to Alzheimer's
Elevated levels of a postsynaptic protein called neurogranin may be predictive of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease is generally an ailment associated with aging.But Mark Mehler, MD, a neurologist and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, believes it starts in utero.
Measuring hippocampus atrophy can aid in the detection of the earliest forms of Alzheimer's disease, according to findings published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
A new scan may make it easier for doctors to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.
The Mediterranean DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet may lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. The study authors believed this is true even if the diet is not meticulously followed.
To keep their minds sharp, older people are often advised to take vitamins or other dietary supplements and to engage in regular exercise. Two studies in JAMA show those practices had no effect on cognitive function.
Dementia drugs may pose a risk for patient death more than previously understood, claims a JAMA Psychiatry study.

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