Dementia

Be Careful, Vegans: Vitamin B12 Deficiency May Lead To ‘increased Risk Of Dementia'

This warning will almost certainly come as welcome news to those who want to keep their blood and nerves healthy, especially now that we're entering the chilliest part of winter.
Related topics: Vitamin Deficiency - Avitaminosis, Vitamins

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Mapping Dementia-linked Protein Interactions Yields Potential New Treatment Targets

By mapping all the protein interactions of a dementia-linked protein in the brain called Tau, a team of investigators has created a road map for identifying potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
Related topics: Proteins, Alzheimer's Disease

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Dementia: How To Prevent Cognitive Decline

Researchers have determined the optimal number of intervention sessions needed to prevent cognitive decline in people at risk.
Related topics: Medical Research

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When Dementia Strikes At An Early Age

Dementia in a person in their 30s, 40s or 50s poses special challenges, starting with getting a diagnosis.

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Sidney Poitier Died Of Heart Failure, Dementia And Prostate Cancer

Beloved actor Sidney Poitier died from a combination of heart failure, Alzheimer's dementia and prostate cancer ... according to his death certificate. According to the document, obtained by TMZ, the 94-year-old Hollywood icon died at home in…
Related topics: Heart Failure, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Alzheimer's Disease

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Study May Help Clinicians Use Sleep Brain Wave Patterns To Diagnose Dementia And Other Forms Of...

Researchers have characterized how spindle detection parameter settings influence the association between spindles and cognition, and they identified parameters that best correlate with cognitive performance.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Alzheimer’s: Inflammatory Markers Are Conspicuous At An Early Stage

Long before the onset of dementia, there is evidence for increased activity of the brain's immune system. Researchers from DZNE and the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) come to this conclusion based on a study of more than 1,000 older adults. To this...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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People Who Have Cataracts Removed Are 30 Percent Less Likely To Develop Dementia

The key may be the restoration of vision that comes with the surgery, researchers say.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Global Dementia Cases Set To Triple By 2050 Unless Countries Address Risk Factors

First comprehensive analysis forecasts dementia prevalence in 195 countries and territories and examines the impact of expected trends in exposure to four important risk factors--smoking, obesity, high blood sugar, and low education.
Related topics: Smoking, Obesity, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Global Prevalence Of Dementia Forecasted For 2050

FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 -- Globally, the number of people with dementia is expected to increase to approximately 152.8 million cases in 2050, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in The Lancet Public Health. Emma Nichols, M.P.H., from the...
Related topics: Medical Research, The Lancet

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Stopping Dementia At The Nose With Combination Of Rifampicin And Resveratrol

Researchers have shown in mice models of Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies, that the intranasal administration of rifampicin and resveratrol in combination is safer and improves cognitive function more than...
Related topics: Resveratrol, Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease

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Reduce Frailty To Lower Dementia

Reducing frailty in older adults could be an effective strategy to prevent dementia, according to a largescale new study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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How Brain Cells Die In Prion Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob and other prion diseases  progress rapidly and lead to dementia and death. How fatal aggregates of prions are formed in brain cells has never been fully understood. Now scientists at Scripps Research say the aggregates kill...
Related topics: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Scripps Research Institute, Medical Research, Neurons

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Even Light Physical Activity Linked To Lower Dementia Risk

Even minimal light exercise may help reduce risk for dementia development in seniors -- regardless of age, sex, and having other comorbidities, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Acadia (acad) Up On Resubmission Plan For Nuplazid Snda To Fda

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. ACAD announced that it intends to resubmit the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for its marketed drug, Nuplazid (pimavanserin), for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with dementia focused on...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Artificial Intelligence Accurately Predicts Who Will Develop Dementia In Two Years

Artificial intelligence can predict which people who attend memory clinics will develop dementia within two years with 92 per cent accuracy, a largescale new study has concluded. Using data from more than 15,300 patients in the US, researchers found...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Can A Thyroid Hormone Medication Lift Depression And Dementia?

Is the commonly prescribed levothyroxine a "poor man's option" for treating cognitive decline and low mood? Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Hormones, Depression, Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Dementia More Common In Adults With Hiv

MONDAY, Dec. 13, 2021 -- People older than 50 years with HIV are more likely to have dementia than people without HIV, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in AIDS. Jennifer O. Lam, from Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland,...
Related topics: AIDS, HIV, Virus, Medical Research

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Higher Resting Heart Rate Tied To Dementia Risk In Older Adults

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15, 2021 -- An elevated resting heart rate (RHR) is associated with incident dementia in older adults, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in Alzheimer's & Dementia. Yume Imahori, Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institutet...
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease

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Aha News: The Risks And Rewards Of Caregiving For Loved Ones With Dementia

TUESDAY, Dec. 14, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Every night before bed, Pat and John Sullivan list at least three things for which they are grateful that day. Their 40 years together, each better than the last. The joy they get from...

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