Angelina Sutin, associate professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Sciences. Credit: Florida State University A new Florida State University College of Medicine study involving data from 12,000 participants collected over 10 years confirms the heavy toll that loneliness can take on your health: It increases your risk of dementia by 40 percent. […]Continue Reading ...
New guidelines have been published to help doctors and health care professionals assess and manage when people living with dementia should stop driving. Credit: Newcastle University New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care professionals. ‘Driving with Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment’ […]Continue Reading ...
New research has identified the factors that enable people with dementia and their carers to live as well as possible. Led by the University of Exeter, the research seeks to inform support services and guide policy on where resources should be spent to support the 50 million people worldwide that have been diagnosed with a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Older adults diagnosed with dementia are frequently being prescribed potentially inappropriate medications, which leaves them at risk of delirium, worsening cognitive impairment, and increased mortality, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr. Sharmin Bala, of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, is calling for improvements to prescriptions […]Continue Reading ...
3D Model of the heart by Dr. Matthew Bramlet. Credit: NIH Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), also known as an enlarged heart, is associated with a nearly two times higher risk of dementia according to a recent University of Minnesota School of Public Health study published in the American Heart Journal. LVH is a condition in […]Continue Reading ...
A great number of studies have consistently scrutinized the relation between dementia and stroke, with a multiple fold increase in the risk factor for death. Swedish scientists at Karolinska Institute, conducted a retrospective survey using patient data in the Swedish Dementia Registry to figure out such relationships through direct association of dementia and ischemic stroke […]Continue Reading ...
New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care professionals. ‘Driving with Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment’ helps medical teams with the appropriate assessment and management of patients. Researchers from Newcastle University, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical […]Continue Reading ...
Cerebral vasculature imaged by 3-photon microscopy in a living mouse. This technology enabled investigators to analyze blood flow in areas deep in the substance of the brain, where ApoE4 promotes damage implicated in vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: Weill Cornell Medical College ApoE4, a protein linked to both Alzheimer’s disease and a form of […]Continue Reading ...
Brain scan of dementia patient shows neurons with Tau protein (in green) and reactive astrocyte cells (in red). Credit: UCLA/Geschwind lab A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia—an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. […]Continue Reading ...
ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — TauRx, a leader in neurodegenerative disease research, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) to LMTX® for the “treatment of frontotemporal dementia”. The term Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) covers a number of sub-types of dementia, all of which […]Continue Reading ...
Dementia is common to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson disease (PD) and Down syndrome (DS). This common symptom is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. Now, […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Arterial stiffness may predict dementia risk, independent of subclinical brain damage, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Chendi Cui, from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and colleagues used data from 532 nondemented older adults participating in the Cardiovascular Health Study Cognition Study. Participants had annual […]Continue Reading ...
An international group of collaborating scientists that includes HSE Professor Vasily Vlasov has analyzed data from 195 countries on the spread of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia between 1990 and 2016. The results have been published in the journal The Lancet Neurology: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30403-4. The study drew on official data on morbidity and mortality, as well […]Continue Reading ...
Unlike the more common Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia tends to afflict young people. It accounts for an estimated 20 percent of all cases of early-onset dementia. Patients with the illness typically begin to suffer memory loss by their early 60s, but it can affect some people as young as their 40s, and there are no […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Improving staff training in care homes and reducing reliance on harmful medications saves thousands of pounds per year, as well as improving quality of life and reducing agitation in dementia, new research has demonstrated. A team jointly led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation […]Continue Reading ...
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