Neurology News

Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed before symptoms emerge

11 Nov 2022

A large study led by Lund University in Sweden has shown that people with Alzheimer's disease can now be identified before they experience any symptoms. It is now also possible to predict who will deteriorate within the next few years. The study is published in Nature Medicine, and is very timely in light of the recent development of new drugs for Alzheimer's disease.

Most detailed map of brain’s memory hub finds connectivity puzzle

8 Nov 2022

The most detailed map ever made of the communication links between the hippocampus – the brain’s memory control centre – and the rest of the brain has been created by Australian scientists. And it may change how we think about human memory.

Moderate to Heavy Drinking Linked to Higher Risk of Stroke in Young Adults

4 Nov 2022

People in their 20s and 30s who drink moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol may be more likely to have a stroke as young adults than people who drink low amounts or no alcohol, according to study. The risk of stroke increased the more years people reported moderate or heavy drinking.

Nine out of ten want to know their brain disease risk

4 Nov 2022

Would you take a simple brain health test to learn about your risk of developing a brain disease if you could?? According to the global brain health survey, 91 per cent of those questioned would.

New insights into how exercise protects against neurodegenerative diseases

2 Nov 2022

A special issue of Brain Plasticity explores research on how exercise-induced activation of peripheral systems may improve cognitive function and delay or prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.

Launch of WHO’s first blueprint for dementia research

4 Oct 2022

WHO developed a blueprint for dementia research, the first WHO initiative of its kind for noncommunicable diseases. The blueprint is designed to provide guidance to policy makers, funders, and the research community on dementia research, making it more efficient, equitable, and impactful.

High blood pressure speeds up mental decline, but does not fully explain dementia disparities

28 Sep 2022

Long-term “study of studies” in Latino and non-Latino older adults shows clear hypertension link, but mystery still remains about why dementia risk is higher in those of Hispanic origin.

Do people who undergo bariatric surgery have a higher risk of epilepsy?

28 Sep 2022

Bariatric surgery, which involves altering your digestive system, has become a more common treatment for weight loss. People who have had bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to study.