Alzheimer`s disease


End-of-Life care preferences in Japan

An interesting paper was published in Health Policy this week that examines preferences around End-of-Life care among the Japanese public. It would not be the sort of article I would usually flag for readers, except for the author is yours truly. I hope readers will forgive the narcissism of me providing a link to my […]

Sense of humor a marker for types of dementia

An interesting paper published online here this month in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests changes in humor could be a useful marker for certain types of frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer`s disease. The research group found differences in preference for satirical and absurdist comedy when compared to healthy controls, but preference for slapstick comedy did not […]

Environmental risk factors for Alzheimer`s disease

An interesting paper in JAMA by Thielke et al has suggested some interesting new environmental risk factors for Alzheimer`s disease including the surprising finding that living at higher altitude is associated with lower risk. There has been suggestions in the epidemiological evidence of dietary factors playing some role, so it is interesting to now see […]