Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

November 18th, 2020

Does air pollution increase women’s risk of dementia? Study finds high levels associated with brain shrinkage

The findings suggest that further tightening of air quality standards could potentially reduce the risk of dementia in older populations. Contact: Leigh Hopper, (310) 308-0405 or lhopper@usc.edu. Older women who live in locations with high levels of air pollution may have more Alzheimer’s-like brain shrinkage than women who live in places with cleaner air, according […]

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September 10th, 2019

Researchers propose the “Alzheimer’s Disease Exposome” to understand environmental risks

USC and Duke researchers say the framework illustrates how environmental and genetic factors interact. Against a backdrop of disappointing Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial outcomes, two researchers are proposing a new approach for future study of the disease. Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and Alexander Kulminski of the Social Science Research […]

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September 3rd, 2019

Vast majority of dementia patients don’t receive specialty diagnosis and care, study finds

Researchers found the use of dementia specialty care is particularly low for Hispanics and Asians. Contact: Jenesse Miller (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu In the first large study to examine the diagnosis of dementia in older Americans over time, researchers found the vast majority never meet with a dementia specialist and are instead overwhelmingly diagnosed and […]

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