Dementia

Living Near Major Roads Linked To Risk Of Dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's And Ms

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research.
Related topics: Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Medical Research

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When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native language, a new study finds. The study included 20 English-speaking and 18 Italian-speaking patients with primary progressive...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Primary Care Screening For Dementia Not Harmful

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- No harms come from screening for Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRDs) in primary care, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Nicole R. Fowler, Ph.D., from...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Researchers Suggest A Less Traditional Assessment Could Help Flag Dementia Earlier

2019 ended on a high note for Alzheimer’s research. Just before the new year, the pharma company Biogen released clinical trial data suggesting that its drug, aducanumab, could successfully remove amyloid from the brain—one of the trademark...
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease, Clinical Trials, Trademarks, Proteins

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New Head Injury Data Reinforce Restricted Antipsychotic Use

New data on head injury support evidence-based guidance to restrict antipsychotic use in patients with dementia to those with the most severe neuropsychiatric symptoms, and for a short, limited time. Medscape Medical News

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A Biotech Startup Thinks Its Idea Could Cure Dementia—but Scientists Have Their Doubts

Scientists know a lot about the hallmarks of different types of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by buildups of amyloid and tau proteins. Vascular dementia is the result of gnarled and broken blood vessels that normally supply oxygen...
Related topics: Startup, Alzheimer's Disease, Proteins

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Antibiotics Could Be Promising Treatment For Form Of Dementia

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia. Results of their proof of concept study, which was a...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Lifestyle Choices Could Slow Familial Frontotemporal Dementia

A physically and mentally active lifestyle confers resilience to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), even in people whose genetic profile makes the eventual development of the disease virtually inevitable, according to new research by scientists at...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Study Details The Lifestyles That May Soften Impact Of Inherited Dementia

People who are at genetic risk for developing frontotemporal dementia (FTD) may be able to reduce the severity and progression of the disease by changing some lifestyle habits, according to a new study. Some people who have a genetic risk for...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Even 1 Night's Bad Sleep Can Raise Levels Of A Brain 'marker' For Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 -- Poor sleep has been linked to the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and now a new study suggests a possible reason why. A small group of young, healthy men deprived of just one night of sleep had higher...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Hormone Exposure And Risk For Dementia Later In Life

What does a woman's cumulative exposure to hormones mean for later cognitive health? Medscape Ob/Gyn
Related topics: Hormones

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Are Dementia Drugs Serving This Patient Well?

An elderly man with Alzheimer' disease is taking three drugs. Which of these, if any, are good targets for deprescribing? Medscape Family Medicine
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Aha News: Worried About Dementia? Check This Blood Pressure Number

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- The top number on a blood pressure test is widely viewed as the best gauge of a person's overall risk for heart disease. But the bottom number could be important when it comes to...
Related topics: Blood Test, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease

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This Robotic Dog Serves As An Emotional Support Puppy — Strictly Robots

Though made from wires and metal, Jennie serves to make life better for a variety of patients, including therapy patients, seniors, and people with dementia. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Therapy Dogs, Strictly Robots, and Tombot
Related topics: Robots, Health Videos

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Illiteracy Linked To Higher Risk Of Dementia

Illiteracy may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. The researchers found that among a group of 983 people over age 65 who enrolled...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Scientists Draw Closer To A Dementia Vaccine

A new mouse study uses a two-pronged approach to designing a vaccine for dementia. The results are encouraging, and a clinical trial may be on the horizon.
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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Possible Dementia Vaccine Closer After Mice Studies

A vaccine to ward off dementia may proceed to clinical trials after successful animal testing. The research is looking to develop effective immunotherapy via a dual vaccine to remove 'brain plaque' and tau protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer's...
Related topics: Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Medical Research, Proteins, Alzheimer's Disease

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For Better Brain Health, Preserve Your Hearing

Hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, exceeding that of smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and social isolation.
Related topics: Smoking, Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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Dementia Can't Be Cured, But This Trick Will Help You Avoid It

Jennifer J Heisz Health, Americas Exercise is good for more than just your body. Key point: Exercise protects our memories from being erased and our latest research shows that it is never too late to start. For the first time in human history,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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The Week That Wasn't: Pizza Hut Founder's Dementia, Kidney Stone Drug, Andrew Yang

Three medical stories we didn't cover, explained. Medscape

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