Dementia

Study Links Too Many Cups Of Coffee With Huge Spike In Dementia Risk

The world’s most popular beverage, coffee, may be risky to brain health if consumed in excess, according to a new study. The research comes from the University of South Australia, which says its study is the largest on this particular topic...
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Researchers Say High Coffee Consumption Linked To Increased Risk For Dementia, Smaller Brains

A study published last month in the journal BMC Public Health found that consuming three to four cups of coffee a day reduces one's risk of developing, and dying from chronic liver disease. While coffee has been proven to be beneficial in...
Related topics: Medical Research, Liver Disease

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Drug Shows Promise In Easing Dementia-linked Psychosis

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- A drug that eases hallucinations in people with Parkinson's disease may be able to do the same for those with dementia, a new clinical trial finds. The medication, called Nuplazid (pimavanserin), is already approved in the...
Related topics: Parkinson's, Clinical Trials

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1 In 20 Cases Of Dementia Occurs In People Under 65

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Dementia is largely a disease of old age, but a new study finds that up to 5% of all cases are among people in the prime of their lives. Looking at 95 international studies, researchers estimated that nearly 4 million...
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The Big Number: Staying Mentally Active As You Grow Older May Delay Onset Of Alzheimer’s By Up To...

Reading books, playing games or doing puzzles added dementia-free time to older people’s lives, researchers say.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Prevalence Of Dementia Before Age 65 Much Higher Than Expected

The global burden of dementia that occurs before age 65 is much higher than previous estimates suggest. The new findings are critical to ensuring adequate health resources for these patients. Medscape Medical News

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Could Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduce Women's Odds For Dementia?

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 -- Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause go on to have a 58% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, a new study finds. Although the study wasn't designed to prove cause...
Related topics: Menopause, Hormones, Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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How Long Do People Want To Live?

MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- What's better -- a long life or quality of life? New research suggests that people balance both when thinking about their desired life span, and fears of suffering dementia or chronic pain in old age tend to limit how long...
Related topics: Medical Research, Chronic Pain

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Dementia At Young Ages More Common Than Previously Thought

(MedPage Today) -- Young-onset dementia -- dementia before age 65 -- may be more prevalent than previously thought, a systematic review and meta-analysis showed. Based on 74 studies of nearly 2.8 million people, the global age-standardized...

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Science Edition: Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia

Alzheimer’s disease slowly destroys a person’s memory and ability to think. On the Science Edition of Press Conference USA, Dr. Constantine Lyketsos M.D., Professor of Alzheimer’s Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Got $2,500? Check Out These 3 Alzheimer's Therapy Stocks

Neurodegenerative disorders extract a terrible human toll. In particular, dementia affects more than 44 million people globally with Azheimer's being the most common cause, accounting for 60% to 80% of all cases of dementia. Moreover, dementia is...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Study Finds Exactly How Long People Want To Live: It Isn’t Forever

A new study reports that aging Norwegians would like to live 91 years. Most people prefer a shorter life if they have dementia, chronic pain, or are a burden to their families. There is more to life than just making sure it doesn't end.The search...
Related topics: Medical Research, Chronic Pain

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Bioethicists Propose Time-delayed Suicide Implant For Dementia Patients

Bioethicists are looking for new ways to eliminate people diagnosed with dementia when they become incapacitated.

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Tooth Loss And Dementia; The Cost Of Schizophrenia; Tarantula Venom For Pain?

(MedPage Today) -- People were more likely to discontinue their ADHD medications if they also had other psychiatric comorbidities. (American Journal of Psychiatry) Patients with diabetes on an antidepressant had a lower risk for death and...
Related topics: Schizophrenia, ADHD, Diabetes, Depression, Antidepressants

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Late-life Cognitive Activity May Delay Dementia

WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 -- A cognitively active lifestyle in old age may delay the onset of dementia in Alzheimer disease (AD) by as much as five years, according to a study published online July 14 in Neurology. Robert S. Wilson, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Dementia Comes 5 Years Later For Some

(MedPage Today) -- A cognitively active lifestyle that involves reading and processing information in old age may delay the onset of dementia in Alzheimer's disease by as much as 5 years, a longitudinal study suggested. Older adults who had the...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Tom Girardi Now Formally Under Conservatorship Following Dementia Diagnosis

In addition to losing his law license, embattled former attorney Tom Girardi has been placed under a conservatorship. Tom's younger brother Robert filed the official documents this week to become his effective conservator. The 82-year-old has...

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Alzheimer's Disease Treatment On The Horizon Or False Dawn?

Effective clinical treatment of dementia has eluded us thus far. Dr William Hung comments on the potential for two biologic agents and one modifiable risk factor. Medscape Family Medicine
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Aan Presents Ethical Considerations Relating To Dementia Care

TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 -- Ethical considerations related to caring for patients with dementia are addressed in a position statement issued by the American Academy of Neurology and published in the July 13 issue of Neurology. Winston Chiong, M.D.,...

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Truth-telling, Genetic Testing, Biomarkers Addressed In Dementia Statement

(MedPage Today) -- Truth-telling and diagnosis disclosure, genetic and biomarker testing, and requests for physician-assisted death are among the topics addressed in a new position statement about ethics in dementia care. The guidance, developed...
Related topics: Genetics

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