NUS linguists make breakthrough discovery on detecting early linguistic signs of dementia by studying the natural speech of seniors

A study led by linguists from the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has found that early linguistic signs of dementia can be detected through the study of the natural speech of senior Singaporeans. The novel study revealed that participants with memory-related mild cognitive impairment spoke less and used fewer, but more abstract, nouns that is consistent with the speech pattern of Alzheimer’s patients.

Experts Move Toward Solutions for Understanding How Diet Can Impact the Brain

Scientists that study cognition often use different approaches, tests and even ways of thinking about the area. But a new paper answers a call from the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report to address “inconsistent validity and reliability of cognitive test methods.” These limitations constrain the ability to make firm conclusions about diet and cognition over the life course.

Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in Grant Funding to Explore Potential Link Between Infectious Diseases and Alzheimer’s Disease

The IDSA Foundation announces a call for applications for the 2021 Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant. The $1.7 million grant, an increase from $1 million in 2020, will fund the advancement of novel research into possible links between infectious diseases and the causation of Alzheimer’s disease.