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Acupuncture may help improve dementia precursor

Acupuncture may help to improve the subtle memory loss that precedes the development of dementia, otherwise known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), suggests a review of the available published evidence in Acupuncture in Medicine.

Protein research holds ‘promise’ for Alzheimer’s

New research led by scientists at the University of Glasgow and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has discovered a protein that can reverse Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology and cognitive decline in mice.

Doubling due in prevalence of dementia

Clinical diagnosis of dementia can be inexact — particularly in the early stages — and this can be a challenge, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update.

Specialist pathways ‘under review’

GPs are the critical and initial point of contact with the health system for those with dementia, the National Dementia Strategy highlights.

Neurodegenerative breakthrough at TCD

Irish scientists have shown that non-disease-related proteins can kill brain cells in the same way as those associated with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.