dementia

Sarcopenia, the Skeletal Muscle as an Endocrine Organ and Aging

Sarcopenia, the Skeletal Muscle as an Endocrine Organ and Aging

In a recent review, Drs. A. Pratesi, F. Tarantini and M. Di Bari discuss major hormonal and immune mechanisms that drive the age-related decline in muscle quantity and quality. Besides the hormonal factors, the authors outline the role of some skeletal muscles mediators, termed ‘myokines’ that act in an autocrine, paracrine, or ‘hormone-like’ fashion. This […]

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 […]

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