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dementia

Another reason to meditate
Published Winter 2019
A School of Medicine study links stressful events with memory loss among aging Americans / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Aging
Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and later life increases dementia risk
Published Aug 22, 2019
Those with high blood pressure in middle and later life were 49% more likely to develop dementia than those with normal blood pressure at both times
Brain science
Study: Atkins-style diet may improve cognition
Published July 9, 2019
Findings of small pilot study warrant further exploration of dietary impact on brain function, Hopkins researchers say
Cellular biology
ALS-linked genetic mutation causes dysfunction in lipid metabolism
Published Nov 1, 2018
Study raises possibility that problems in cellular metabolism could contribute to illnesses such as ALS, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer's disease
Brain health
Illness and infection linked to dementia-related brain changes
Published Sept 27, 2018
Hospitalization, critical illness, and major infection may diminish brain structures that are most commonly affected by Alzheimer's disease
Aging
Daytime sleepiness linked to Alzheimer's
Published Sept 6, 2018
Adults who are excessively tired during the day are more likely to have brain deposits of the protein beta amyloid, a hallmark for Alzheimer's disease
Kidney Disease
Dialysis and dementia
Published Aug 20, 2018
Study finds that end-stage kidney disease patients face higher risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's
Brain science
Serotonin: The key to unlocking Alzheimer's?
Published Aug 18, 2017
Brain scan study from School of Medicine adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia / School of Medicine
Mental Health
The risks of undiagnosed dementia
Published June 2, 2016
Risk of unsafe activities rises in those without formal diagnosis, School of Medicine study finds / School of Medicine
Highway congestion
Clogs linked to ALS, dementia
Published Sept 23, 2015
Hopkins scientists successfully clear jammed cellular highways in lab tests using molecular therapy / Hopkins Medicine