• Trends in education, lifestyle impact dementia projections through 2050

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Projections presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference estimate that dementia cases will almost triple to more than 152 million by 2050, with the greatest increases expected in Africa and the Middle East.
    Positive trends related to global education are anticipated to reduce rates of dementia around the world by 6.2 million cases by 2050, according to a press release from the Alzheimer's Association. Conversely, trends in smoking, higher BMI and higher blood sugar are expected to increase rates by almost the same number of cases, 6.8 million. As a result,
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  • High sugar intake may increase risk for Alzheimer's disease

    High sugar intake may increase risk for Alzheimer's disease

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Total sugar intake may affect cognitive function over time, with higher amounts potentially increasing risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to study results presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.
    “Aberrations in glucose metabolism have been observed in Alzheimer's disease, notably the progressive decrease in glucose utilization in the cortex and the reduced expression and binding of insulin and insulin-like growth factor receptors in the cerebellum,” Christopher N. Ford, PhD, MPH, of Rush University Medical Center in Illinois, said during
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  • New tool aims to increase enrollment in trials for Alzheimer's disease, other dementias

    New tool aims to increase enrollment in trials for Alzheimer's disease, other dementias

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The online tool Outreach Pro was launched at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference to raise awareness of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, specifically in “traditionally underrepresented communities.”
    In addition to the launch of Outreach Pro, additional findings related to improving diversity in AD and dementia clinical trials included the following:
    People are most inclined to participate in a clinical trial if they are invited to do so , are interested in contributing to the aims of the research or have a family
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