Alzheimer’s disease

New Evidence That Anxiety and Vulnerability to Stress Contribute to the Development of Dementia

New Evidence That Anxiety and Vulnerability to Stress Contribute to the Development of Dementia

In a recent American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study, Robert Wilson and colleagues from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL examined the relation of different facets of neuroticism to risk of developing AD. Emerging research implicates a consistent reciprocal relationship between late-life anxiety and cognition, and that severe anxiety may […]

Tumor Necrosis Factor – a Possible Link Between Age-Related Endocrine Dyscrasia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Tumor Necrosis Factor – a Possible Link Between Age-Related Endocrine Dyscrasia and Alzheimer’s Disease

In a commentary recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Ian Clark and Craig Atwood discussed some novel mechanisms and viewpoints related to the “cross-talk” between tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and endocrine dyscrasia, and how this might affect the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), stroke and traumatic brain disease. Endocrine dyscrasia […]

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