Tooth loss associated with greater risk of dementia
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(Timothy Huzar/ Medical News Today) — In a new meta-analysis, researchers have identified a connection between tooth loss and a risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

The researchers found that the more teeth a person had lost, the greater their risk of developing dementia or cognitive decline.

The research, published  …

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Exposure to chronic stress linked to Alzheimer’s disease, research shows
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(Devrupa Rakshit/ The Swaddle) — A new study has linked exposure to chronic stress with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — suggesting interventions to manage stress levels earlier in life could help reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases later.

Caused by the degeneration and death of  …

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COVID-19 survivors may experience loss of brain tissue, according to new data
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(Zahra Taheb/ Science Alert) — A new study that drew on data gathered by UK Biobank suggests COVID-19 survivors may suffer from a loss of gray matter over time.

The long-term experiment, which involved 782 volunteers, compared brain scans of individuals before the pandemic. For an analogy between pre-pandemic   …

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1 in 3 dementia cases potentially preventable: report
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(CBC News) — One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by tackling risk factors such as education and depression, a large new international review estimates.

A team of 24 experts in dementia conducted the review on prevention and care.

In Thursday’s issue of The Lancet and at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association  …

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