Dementia

Police Dislocated Shoulder Of 73-year-old Woman, Who Had Dementia, After She Forgot To Pay Walmart...

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Five-minute Digital Clock Test May Speed Alzheimer's Diagnosis

A digital version of the classic clock-drawing test, which can be completed in under 5 minutes, accurately detects the beginnings of dementia. Results correlating with amyloid deposition in the brain. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Toxic Gas In Rat Brains Shows Potential For New Dementia Treatments

A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells.
Related topics: Epilepsy, Medical Research

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Profound Loss Of Pleasure Related To Early-onset Dementia

People with early-onset dementia are often mistaken for having depression and now Australian research has discovered the cause: a profound loss of ability to experience pleasure – for example a delicious meal or beautiful sunset – related to...
Related topics: Depression, Medical Research

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Fighting Dementia With Play

A dementia diagnosis turns the world upside down, not only for the person affected but also for their relatives, as brain function gradually declines. Those affected lose their ability to plan, remember things or behave appropriately. At the same...

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Treating Common Sleep Disorder May Help Protect Against Dementia

A common sleep disorder called sleep apnea may pave the way for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Getting proper treatment for the condition, however, may help protect against the development of these tragic diseases, according...
Related topics: Sleep Apnea, Alzheimer's Disease

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Assisted Living Centers Can Do More For Dementia Patients, Experts Say

THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- U.S. assisted living facilities often have activities to keep seniors socially engaged -- but a new study says they need to ensure that residents with dementia are not left out. Researchers observed residents and staff...
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Famed Animal Expert Jack Hanna Diagnosed With Dementia

Famed animal expert Jack Hanna, beloved by many for introducing them to animals of all stripes in his TV appearances over the years, is believed to have Alzheimer's disease, according to his family. WebMD Health News
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Having Visual, Hearing Impairments Linked To Dementia In Elderly

THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- Coexisting visual and hearing impairments are associated with increased prevalence and incidence of dementia among older adults, according to a study published online April 7 in Neurology. Gihwan Byeon, M.D., from the...
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Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor For Dementia

WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 -- A combination of hearing and vision loss is tied to an increased risk of mental decline and dementia, but having just one of those impairments isn't connected with a higher risk, a new South Korean study finds. It's not...
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New Adhd Drug Ok'd; Pimavanserin Rejected For Dementia Psychosis

(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved the ADHD medication viloxazine extended-release capsules (Qelbree), a new selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, for patients ages 6 to 17, Supernus Pharmaceuticals announced. In other FDA news, Acadia...
Related topics: ADHD, Food And Drug Administration

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Doctors Investigate Mysterious Brain Disease Cluster In Canada

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes personality changes, anxiety, depression and memory loss. The disorder, which can occur spontaneously or be inherited, can eventually lead to dementia and death.
Related topics: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Anxiety, Depression, Memory Loss

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Demented Thinking About Joe Biden

The president is suffering from dementia. I’m a cartoonist and a writer and I am most assuredly not a gerontologist. I did not go to medical school. If I am not an expert in aging and cognitive decline, how do I know Biden has dementia?
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Type Of Glaucoma Linked To Increased Risk Of Cognitive Impairment

A type of glaucoma called normal-tension glaucoma is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment and possibly dementia, finds new research.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Medical Research

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Anti-inflammatory Diets Can Help You Avoid Some Life-threatening Diseases

The right foods can fight chronic inflammation, which is an underlying cause of diabetes, cancer, dementia, heart disease and other ailments.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Oncology

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Dementia Diagnoses Lag In Ethnic And Racial Groups

(MedPage Today) -- Asian, Hispanic, and Black people were diagnosed at a later stage of dementia than white people, an analysis of California Medicare claims data showed. Asian older adults also were less likely to receive a comprehensive...
Related topics: Medicare

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New Study Shows How Alzheimer Infects The Brain

Thomas E. Cope Health, Hopefully, we are getting closer to learning how to stop it. Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain illness that affects an estimated 47m people worldwide. It is the most common cause of dementia in the Western...
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease

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Signals From Muscle Protect From Dementia

Scientists are studying how signals sent from skeletal muscle affect the brain.

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Non-drug Therapies As Good As Or Better Than Drugs For Treating Depression In People With Dementia

Non-drug therapies, such as exercise, appear to be as, or more, effective than drugs for reducing symptoms of depression in people with dementia, suggests new research.
Related topics: Depression, Medical Research

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New Genetic Clues Point To New Treatments For 'silent' Stroke

Scientists have identified new genetic clues in people who've had small and often apparently 'silent' strokes that are difficult to treat and a major cause of vascular dementia, according to new research.
Related topics: Genetics, Stroke, Medical Research

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