Diseased blood vessels in the brain, which commonly is found in elderly people, may contribute more significantly to Alzheimer's disease dementia than was previously believed, according to results of a Rush study that recently were published in The Lancet Neurology .
Eating a meal of seafood or other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week may protect against age-related memory loss and thinking problems in older people, according to a team of researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
David Bennett, MD, and Julie Schneider, MD, of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center have been included in “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014,” a listing compiled by Thompson Reuters, a global media and information company.
A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center reviews research that suggests that the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease among older African Americans may be two to three times greater than in the non-Hispanic white population.
Daily physical activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline, even in people over the age of 80, according to a new study by neurological researchers from Rush University Medical Center that will be published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology on April 18.
Subtle differences in brain anatomy among older individuals with normal cognitive skills may be able to predict both the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the following decade and how quickly symptoms of dementia would develop.