Search Tag: Alzheimer’s disease

Radiation Exposure Causes Alterations Resembling Alzheimer’s

2016 31 Oct

A study published in the journal Oncotarget raises concerns that high levels of radiation may increase one’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.   Increasing numbers of people of all ages are exposed to ionising radiation from a variety of sources, e.g. airline travel, nuclear technologies, medical diagnostics and therapeutic radiology.... Read more

Hypertension and Dementia: Current Evidence, Future Directions

2016 31 Oct

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association, which has been recently published in the journal Hypertension , shows that high blood pressure (BP) in middle age is associated with impaired cognition and is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.   Previous research provides consistent evidence that chronic arterial hypertension during... Read more

Tau PET Images Correspond to Actual Brain Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease

2016 04 Oct

Tau PET images accurately correspond to actual changes in the brain, a case study from Lund University, Sweden now confirms. The new promising imaging technique for Alzheimer’s disease and other tauopathies does not only provide an accurate diagnostic tool as compared to other routinely used techniques but also opens up possibilities for the development... Read more