Category: "Alzheimer’s"

Long-term Benzodiazepine Use: No Risk for Cognitive Decline?

Long-term Benzodiazepine Use: No Risk for Cognitive Decline?

There is no link between long-term benzodiazepine use, defined as use for 6 months or longer, and increased deposition of beta-amyloid in the brain or cognitive decline in elderly patients who are without dementia, a small study suggests. (Clonazepam is the most commonly used benzodiazepine for long-term treatment of epilepsy.  Klonopin, Diastat, Valium, Ativan and Tranxene […]

New ‘Brain Food’ Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression

New ‘Brain Food’ Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression

In many cases of epilepsy, depression as well as autism, ADHD and anxiety may be present.Vegan’s and Vegetarian’s also beware. Scientists have developed a new evidence-based scale that rates animal- and plant-based foods that improve depressive symptoms. Research on this scale and on foods that help nourish the brain was presented here at a standing-room-only […]

Cause of Neuron Death in Neurological Disease Researched

Cause of Neuron Death in Neurological Disease Researched

Elusive brain receptor may play vital role in death of neurons from neurological diseases Strokes, seizures, traumatic brain injury and schizophrenia: these conditions can cause persistent, widespread acidity around neurons in the brain. But exactly how that acidity affects brain function isn’t well understood. In a paper published in March in Scientific Reports, University at […]

RADAR-CNS programme aims to improve lives of patients with brain disorders

A major new research program supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative launches today, which will develop new ways of monitoring major depressive disorder, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis using wearable devices and smartphone technology. The RADAR-CNS (Remote assessment of disease and relapse – Central Nervous System) programme aims to improve patients’ quality of life, and potentially […]

Young adults with hostile attitudes may experience memory and thinking problems decades later

Young adults with hostile attitudes may experience memory and thinking problems decades later

Young adults with hostile attitudes or those who don’t cope well with stress may be at increased risk for experiencing memory and thinking problems decades later, according to a study published in the March 2, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “We may not think of our […]

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