A common chemical that is used in correction fluid, paint removers, gun cleaners, aerosol cleaning products, and dry cleaning may be the key culprit behind the dramatic increase in Parkinson's disease (PD), researchers say.
Vitamin D prevents dementia
Vitamin D supplementation has the potential to be a viable dementia prevention strategy, especially when initiated early, new research suggests (Alz Dement Diagn Assess Dis Monit. Published online March 1, 2023.).
Physical activity improves memory
Any amount of exercise in middle age is associated with better cognition in later life, new research suggests ( Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. Published online February 21, 2023. Full article).
Butylphthalide, a medication derived from celery seed, may improve outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke when given in addition to thrombolysis or endovascular treatment, a new report suggests ( International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2023: Abstract 90. Published February 2, 2023).
Antidiabetics against dementia
Treatment with the thiazolidinedione pioglitazone may offer the greatest protection against dementia for older adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who have a history of stroke or ischemic heart disease, new research suggests (Neurology. Published February 15, 2023).
Use of laxatives linked to dementia
Regular use of over-the-counter laxatives has been tied to a significantly increased risk of dementia, particularly among those who use multiple types of laxatives or osmotic laxatives.
Parkinson's diagnosis by saliva test
A new study published in Annals of Neurology (https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.26550) try to investigate molecular biomarkers of a-synuclein and tau aggregation, autophagy, and inflammation in the saliva of de novo Parkinson's disease (PD) patients in comparison to healthy subjects (HS), and to correlate molecular data with clinical features of PD...
Antiepileptic drugs and Parkinson's disease
Several recent studies have shown an association between epilepsy and Parkinson's disease (PD). The role of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) has not been explored.
Hormone therapy and cognitive impairment
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) introduced early during the menopausal transition may protect against Alzheimer's dementia in women carrying the APOE4 gene.
Evidence is emerging that lower extremity peripheral nerve impairments are associated with and may even precede dementia.