Dementia

Eye Tests Predict Parkinson's-linked Cognitive Decline 18 Months Ahead

Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson's disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later, according to a new study. In a related study, the researchers also found that structural and functional...
Related topics: Parkinson's, Medical Research

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Rule 5 Sunday: Julie Strain, Rip

— compiled by Wombat-socho This week we pay tribute to the late Julie Strain, who died last week from complications of early-onset dementia, believed to be caused by a head injury sustained in a fall from a horse in her 20s. After being named...

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Woman Charged With Neglect And Involuntary Manslaughter For Husband's Death

Investigators say 57-year-old Debora Avellino of Coal Township, a home health aide, was supposed to be caring for her husband who suffered from advanced dementia. According to court papers, she brought 83-year-old Vincent Avellino to the hospital in...

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Air Pollution May Contribute To Alzheimer’s And Dementia Risk

Jiu-Chiuan Chen Health, Here's what we're learning from brain scans. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It slowly destroys memory, thinking and behaviors, and eventually the ability to carry out daily tasks. As scientists...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Elderly Us Man Sues State For Right To Touch Wife Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Prior to the lockdown, the 78-year-old man, who lives in the same retirement community as his dementia-stricken wife, was able to assist his partner by brushing her hair and sometimes even her teeth. Per the new state order, he is now banned from...

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Kids Who Head Soccer Balls Are More Likely To Develop Dementia, Neurologists Say

Alarm bells are ringing in sport about the risk of a group of chronic, neuro-degenerative diseases, commonly understood as dementia. There is an increasingly large body of evidence which has identified that small, repetitive collisions of the brain...

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Mps Want Urgent Parliamentary Inquiry Into Football’s Dementia Scandal

It’s long been contended that footballers of a certain age that have experienced various dementia related issues have done so because of the effects of heading heavy balls in the 1950s, 60s and... Click Story Headline Above To...

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People In Rural Areas Less Likely To Receive Specialty Care For Neurologic Conditions

A new study has found that while the prevalence of neurologic conditions like dementia, stroke, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS) is consistent across the U.S., the distribution of neurologists is not, and people in more rural areas...
Related topics: Medical Research, Stroke, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis

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Scientists Discover Mutations Associated With Early Onset Dementia

Scientists have announced a significant advance in our understanding of an early onset form of dementia that may also progress our understanding of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Adult onset Leukoencephalopathy with axonal Spheroids and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Alzheimer's Disease

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Positive Alzheimer's Data; Comatose With Covid; Race, Dementia, And The Nfl

(MedPage Today) -- Masitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting mast cells and macrophages, showed significant effects on both cognition and daily activity as adjunctive treatment in a phase IIb/III study of mild to moderate Alzheimer's...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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How Are 'super Agers' Protected From Alzheimer's And Mental Decline?

  TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2020 -- Some older folks are still sharp as tacks and dementia-free well into their 80s and beyond. Now German researchers have uncovered a possible reason why: Their genes may help them fend off protein build-up in the...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research, Genetics, Proteins

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Problems Managing Money May Predict Dementia Years Before Diagnosis

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Kenneth M. Langa, et al.; Jason Karlawish Target Audience and Goal Statement: Neurologists, geriatricians, primary care physicians The goal of this study was to examine the association...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Good Cv Health Metrics From Midlife May Lower Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2020 -- Having an ideal or intermediate level of global cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics from midlife to later in life is associated with a reduced risk for dementia, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in PLOS...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Better Heart Health Scores In Midlife Linked To Lower Risk Of Late-life Dementia

A long-term study of 1,449 people in Finland found that those who had better scores on standard metrics of cardiovascular health in midlife, especially for behavioral factors such as smoking, had a lower risk of dementia later in life.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology, Smoking

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Apathy Could Predict Onset Of Dementia Years Before Other Symptoms

Apathy -- a lack of interest or motivation -- could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a 'window of opportunity' to treat the disease at an early stage, according to new research.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Wine, Cheese And Lamb To Stave Off Dementia?

The foods we eat may have a direct impact on our cognitive acuity in our later years. This is the key finding of an Iowa State University research study spotlighted in an article published in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s...
Related topics: Wine, Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease

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Caregivers Feeling The Strain This Tough Holiday Season

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic makes the holidays even more difficult for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, an expert says. "Even in the best of times, holidays can be a mixed bag for...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Former Arsenal And Crystal Palace Star Kenny Sansom Diagnosed With A Form Of Dementia

Life hasn’t been kind to former Arsenal and Crystal Palace star, Kenny Sansom, since he stopped playing the game. After various bouts of alcoholism, the ex-defender was admitted to hospital... Click Story Headline Above To Read/Watch/Comment...
Related topics: Alcoholism

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Researchers Link Cases Of Als And Ftd To A Huntington's Disease-associated Mutation

A study has made a surprising connection between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), two disorders of the nervous system, and the genetic mutation normally understood to cause Huntington's disease. This large,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Huntington Disease, Genetics

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What's The Connection Between Finances And Dementia?

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