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Insulin and AD

        Insulin is typically associated with regulating blood glucose levels and diabetes, but it also serves as a crucial signaling molecule throughout the body, including the central nervous system (CNS). In fact, there is evidence that insulin may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment […]

Learning Impairment in Preclinical AD

       Memory impairment is often the hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, research recently discovered a trend suggesting that decreased learning may preface memory loss in the preclinical phase of AD. Amyloid-positive patients in the preclinical stage of AD first experience a decline in learning ability while their memory is still comparable […]

New Discovery in Tau Pathology

      We frequently discuss what factors increase or reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other memory-impairing disorders. However, with research constantly ongoing there is always more to learn. Recently, researchers discovered an important impact of misfolded tau protein in rat brains with AD that sheds some light on how tau increases risk, […]

What is Hippocampal Sclerosis?

   Today we will discuss Hippocampal Sclerosis (HS), which causes memory impairment similar to, and frequently confused as, Alzheimer’s disease (AD). HS is often misdiagnosed as AD because initial symptoms and rate of progression follow roughly the same pattern, but as the neurodegeneration continues the two disorders diverge. Memory impairment is severe in both HS […]

Blood Tests May Be the Future of Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

   Two primary biomarkers are produced in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). They are misfolded versions of proteins called amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau. Despite having known this for quite some time, there has long been a lack of effective and cost-efficient testing to determine the presence of these proteins for a definitive […]

Virtual Activities for Social Isolation

Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of contracting Covid-19. Although social distancing precautions are very necessary to help flatten the curve and promote the health and safety of our communities, it can contribute to increased isolation and mental hardships.  Staying mentally and physically active during social distancing and isolation […]

New Sanitizing Procedures for Covid-19

We Have Re-Opened! We are pleased to resume clinic and research operations at Center for Cognitive Health! Please take a moment to review our plans for sanitizing to ensure patient, subject, and staff safety during Covid-19. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.  To protect patient and subject safety and support a […]

COVID-19: What Can You Do?

     The newest coronavirus strain, COVID-19, has reached pandemic status. Similar to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) from 2013, COVD-19 induces respiratory complications. Those 65 years or older or immunocompromised are at highest risk for complications from the infection. Younger, healthy individuals, including infants, are often asymptomatic or result in minimal and mild symptoms. Due […]