Dementia

Sleep Data Predict Dementia; Anti-tau Antibody Fails; Tbi Light Therapy Safe

(MedPage Today) -- A brain age index based on sleep EEG data was associated with progressive brain processes that led to dementia. (JAMA Network Open) Obstructive sleep apnea severity was a significant predictor of amyloid burden in the...
Related topics: Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Trump Attempted To Exploit His Father’s Growing Dementia To Save Himself From Financial Ruin:...

According to a detailed report at the Washington Post, in 1990 Donald Trump was facing personal bankruptcy and overwhelming financial demands from his first wife so he attempted to manipulate his father — whose mental health was in severe...
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Another Study Finds Metformin Lowers Dementia Risk, But There’s A Catch

Another study has linked the popular drug used to treat type-2 diabetes, metformin, with a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, but that may not mean what you think it does. Dementia, including Alzheimer’s, is...
Related topics: Medical Research, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

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Does Forgetting A Name Or Word Mean That I Have Dementia?

The number of cases of dementia in the U.S. is rising as baby boomers age, raising questions for boomers themselves and also for their families, caregivers and society. Dementia, which is not technically a disease but a term for impaired ability to...

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Ptsd Tied To A Doubling Of Dementia Risk

Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with up to a twofold increased risk of dementia, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stress, Medical Research

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Death By Isolation; Covid On Campuses

(MedPage Today) -- "Alzheimer's and dementia have killed 13,200 more people than expected during the pandemic. Doctors say isolation is killing them," William Wan writes ~ Pandemic isolation has killed thousands of Alzheimer's patients while...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Antidepressants For Dementia Prevention?

The SSRI escitalopram appears to lower amyloid-beta levels in cerebrospinal fluid of cognitively normal older adults, suggesting a potential role for these drugs in preventing Alzheimer's disease. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Depression, Antidepressants, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Alzheimer's Disease

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Lifestyle Changes May Aid Cognitive Abilities

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Improvements in lifestyle risk factors for dementia can lead to short-term improvements in cognition among community-dwelling adults experiencing cognitive decline, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the...
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Pandemic Isolation Has Killed Thousands Of Alzheimer’s Patients While Families Watch From Afar

Alzheimer's and dementia have killed 13,200 more people than expected during pandemic. Doctors believe isolation has caused widespread deterioration. From the doorway of nursing home, one man fights to save his wife.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Nursing

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Ptsd May Be Tied To Greater Dementia Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)may significantly increase the risk of dementia later in life, according to a new study. The researchers found that people with a history of PTSD were up to two times more likely to...
Related topics: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stress, Medical Research

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Vitamin B1 Deficiency A Key Driver Of Alcohol-related Dementia?

Individuals with alcohol use disorder have higher rates of dementia, and new research suggests that thiamine deficiency might play a role. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Vitamin Deficiency - Avitaminosis, Vitamins, Alcohol, Medical Research

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Higher Than Average Numbers Have Died Of Dementia Since Start Of Pandemic

More people than average are dying from dementia this year as seniors battle the coronavirus pandemic, according to an analysis of federal data by The Washington Post.Patients are dying from dementia at higher rates because of isolation measures...

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Older People With Early, Asymptomatic Alzheimer's At Risk Of Falls

Older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall may have undetected neurodegeneration in their brains that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer's dementia, according to a new study.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Why Are More People Getting Dementia? The Answer Might Be Alcohol.

Tony Rao Health, UK The discovery that alcohol has the potential to damage our brains at levels at which we might find surprising and in ways that are not usually detected, has major implications for our society. For example, baby boomers have...
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Trump Ridiculed By Mental Health Association: ‘dementia On Top Of Add Make It Hard To Read’

President Donald Trump on Monday went on a Twitter rampage, tweeting or retweeting more than 20 times after a judge he appointed blocked COVID-19 regulations in Pennsylvania. One of the accounts he retweeted is from the group “Duty to...
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Trial: Drug Induces, Maintains Dementia-related Psychosis Remission

(MedPage Today) -- Pimavanserin (Nuplazid) treatment both induced remission and prevented post-remission relapse of dementia-related psychosis, according to findings of the drugmaker-sponsored phase III HARMONY trial. During an initial single...

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Depression Worsens Over Time In Caregivers Of Partners With Dementia

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Depressive symptoms worsen over time for older caregivers of partners or spouses who are newly diagnosed with dementia, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of Applied Gerontology. Melissa L....
Related topics: Depression, Medical Research

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Ethics Consult: Keep Patient On Feeding Tube After Dementia Dx? Md/jd Weighs In

(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to Ethics Consult -- an opportunity to discuss, debate (respectfully), and learn together. We select an ethical dilemma in patient care, you vote, and then we present an expert's judgment. Last week, you voted on...
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Concussion Discovery Reveals Dire, Unknown Effect Of Even Mild Brain Injuries

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain's ability to clean itself, and this may seed it for Alzheimer's, dementia and other neurodegenerative problems.
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer’s Disease Isn't The Only Cause Of Dementia

Alzheimer's is just one of many brain disorders that can cause declines in memory, thinking and judgment — each associated with different causes, symptoms and treatments.
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