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While it is well known that salt intake is associated with poor vascular outcomes, including stroke and dementia, it is unclear how specific processes in the brain are affected by salt.
Study findings show that statins may help decrease the risk of post-stroke dementia and cognitive impairment among patients.

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Although there is no cure for dementia, John DenBoer, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist, discusses the importance of practicing cognitive exercises on a regular basis as on ongoing effort to mitigate the onset of the disease.
Lindsay Farrer, PhD, chief of Biomedical Genetics at Boston University Medical School, discusses knowledge gaps that exist between the use of genes and identifying Alzheimer disease.
Madeleine Liljegren, MD, PhD, Lund University, explains why it is important to screen for neurodegenerative disorders among previous law-abiding citizens who start to behave in an odd way or even commit crimes.
Richard G Wenzel, PharmD, pharmacologist at the Diamond Headache Inpatient Unit, discusses novel therapies for acute migraines that will soon be FDA-approved and will provide an opportunity to reassess migraine approaches for this undertreated and…
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