TREM2 protein seems to protect brain cells from toxic TDP-43 protein

Abnormal, aggregated forms of TDP-43 protein play a role in the development of certain brain diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Recently, NIA-supported Mayo Clinic researchers discovered that TREM2, a protein found on certain immune cells, can help protect the brain from TDP-43-related harm. The… Continue reading TREM2 protein seems to protect brain cells from toxic TDP-43 protein

Antioxidant Effects on Dementia Risk May Differ

Around 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. That number is expected to rise substantially over the next several decades as the population ages. These conditions, which affect the ability to remember, think, and make decisions, are devastating to patients as well as their families and communities. Studies… Continue reading Antioxidant Effects on Dementia Risk May Differ

How to Notice Signs of Functional Decline in Seniors

Learn the Signs of Functional Decline To determine whether or not your loved one may need elderly care or another senior service, you need to know the signs of functional decline. Keep in mind that functional decline relates to physical and cognitive function, so you need to be aware of the signs of decline for both. Signs… Continue reading How to Notice Signs of Functional Decline in Seniors

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