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Does smell identification have any predictive value for later Alzheimer disease?

Cerebrospinal fluid biomarker assessment could conceivably become a part of routine clinical practice.

Growing evidence suggests a link between obesity and dementia, but risk may be heightened or lowered, depending on age. In this study, early to mid-life obesity was linked with increased risk of later dementia.

Try to stay current with the flood of published dementia studies these days and you may miss a few with human subjects. Here, a quick review of 2 non-animal analyses that might make you think differently in clinic tomorrow.

The notion that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease was confirmed by the results of the largest study of its kind.

As clinicians, we can daily apply knowledge learned from a few patients with pure amnesia to patients we see often—those who have memory deficits, such as so-called Mild Cognitive Impairment and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's.

The remarkable coffee bean is associated with reduced prevalence of several diseases, including Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.


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