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Study reveals how HIV infection may contribute to metabolic conditions
A single viral factor released from HIV-infected cells may wreak havoc on the body and lead to the development of metabolic diseases. (2019-07-25)
High blood pressure treatment and nursing home residents
A team of researchers designed a study to learn more about the best high blood pressure treatments for older adults who live in nursing homes. (2019-07-24)
Warning to those wanting to spice up their lives
Think twice before adding that extra kick of chili sauce or chopped jalapeno to your meal. (2019-07-22)
Hearing loss tied with mental, physical, and social ailments in older people
Hearing loss has a profound impact on older people, as it can lead to anxiety, restricted activity, and perhaps even cognitive decline and dementia. (2019-07-19)
Group calls on international community to prevent dementia by preventing stroke
The risk factors for stroke and dementia are the same, and a growing body of evidence demonstrates that preventing stroke can also prevent some dementias. (2019-07-18)
Identification of autophagy gene regulation mechanism related to dementia and Lou Gehrig's disease
An international Research Team led by Dr. Jeong Yoon-ha at Korea Brain Research Institute has published the results of its research in 'Autophagy'. (2019-07-18)
Apathy: The forgotten symptom of dementia
Apathy is the most common neuropsychiatric symptom of dementia, with a bigger impact on function than memory loss -- yet it is under-researched and often forgotten in care. (2019-07-17)
Dementia and transitional care: Gaps in research and practice
In a new study published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Prusaczyk and colleagues showed that older patients with dementia at one major teaching hospital were less often provided with transitional care steps including patient education, discharge planning, and documentation of medication history, as compared to patients without dementia. (2019-07-16)
Wearing hearing aid may help protect brain in later life
A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not. (2019-07-15)
Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia
Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person's genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. (2019-07-14)
Is healthy lifestyle associated with lower risk of dementia regardless of genetic risk?
This observational study looked at whether a healthy lifestyle was associated with a lower risk of dementia regardless of genetic risk. (2019-07-14)
Study examines association of cognitive reserve accumulated over lifetime with dementia risk
This study of 1,600 older adults free of dementia at baseline examined whether accumulation over a lifetime of cognitive and social activities was associated with a slower rate of memory loss and a reduced risk of dementia, taking into account brain pathologies. (2019-07-14)
Coping strategy therapy for family dementia carers works long-term
A programme of therapy and coping strategies for people who care for family members with dementia successfully improves the carers' mental health for at least a six-year follow-up, finds a UCL study. (2019-07-11)
Larger drug trials that intervene earlier needed for Alzheimer's disease
There are currently no drugs that stop or inhibit Alzheimer's disease. (2019-07-10)
Metformin could lower risk of dementia in African Americans with type 2 diabetes
A large observational cohort study examining male veterans aged over 50 years with type 2 diabetes found that metformin use was associated with a significantly lower risk of dementia in African American patients. (2019-07-10)
Can computer use, crafts and games slow or prevent age-related memory loss?
A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that the timing and number of these activities may also play a role. (2019-07-10)
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may raise risk of Alzheimer's, Dementia
A Penn study of more than 150,000 men with prostate cancer shows androgen deprivation therapy was associated with a higher likelihood of developing dementia when compared to patients who were not exposed to the treatment. (2019-07-08)
Is caregiver depression associated with more emergency department visits by patients with dementia?
An observational study of 663 caregivers and the patients with dementia they care for suggests caregiver depression is associated with increased emergency department visits for their patients. (2019-07-08)
The global prevalence of erectile dysfunction
A review of published studies found that estimates for the global prevalence of erectile dysfunction vary widely, ranging from 3% to 76.5%. (2019-07-03)
Androgen deprivation therapy associated with risk of alzheimer, dementia diagnoses in older men with prostate cancer
Data for 154,089 older men diagnosed with prostate cancer were used to analyze the association between androgen deprivation therapy, a hormone-suppressing therapy used to treat prostate cancer, and subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer disease or dementia. (2019-07-03)
New strategies and approaches needed to cope with growing burden of brain diseases
Professor Anne Hege Aamodt, President of the Norwegian Neurological Association, presented The Norwegian Brain Health Strategy 2018-2024 to attendees at the congress. (2019-06-30)
Statin use reduces mortality and stroke risk in dementia patients, new study shows
The study, which analyzed 44,920 Swedish dementia patients from the Swedish Dementia Registry between 2008-2015, found users of statins had a 22% lower risk of all-cause death compared to matched non-users. (2019-06-30)
Moments of clarity in dementia patients at end of life: Glimmers of hope?
It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those closest to them, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior, only to pass away shortly thereafter. (2019-06-28)
Dementia study links gene with damage to brain connections
Insights into how a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease disrupts brain cells have been revealed by scientists. (2019-06-27)
Disrupted sleep in one's 50s, 60s raises risk of Alzheimer's disease
PET brain scans of healthy older adults show that those reporting lower sleep quality through their 50s and 60s have higher levels of tau protein, a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. (2019-06-26)
New target for drug intervention in Alzheimer's disease identified
Scientists at UAB have identified an enzyme in the brain, LIMK1, that may be an intriguing target for interventions against Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. (2019-06-25)
Commonly prescribed drugs could increase the risk of dementia, says a new study
New research suggests that regular use of certain types of commonly prescribed drugs used to treat bladder conditions, Parkinson's disease and depression, could significantly increase the risk of dementia in later life. (2019-06-24)
Can deprescribing drugs linked to cognitive impairment actually reduce risk of dementia?
A JAMA Internal Medicine commentary by three Regenstrief Institute research scientists calls for randomized deprescribing trials to address anticholinergic drug use as a potentially modifiable and reversible risk factor for dementia, a growing public health issue. (2019-06-24)
Sexual hormone oestradiol protects female brain in mid-life
How do sex hormones and body weight affect emotional and cognitive well-being? (2019-06-21)
Scientists map toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's
A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, allowing them to better understand what is happening deep within the brain during the earliest stages of the disease. (2019-06-20)
Atrial fibrillation linked to increased risk of dementia, even in stroke-free patients
Atrial fibrillation is linked to an increased risk of dementia, even in people who have not suffered a stroke, according to the largest study to investigate the association in an elderly population published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-06-18)
Cognitive decline may accelerate after heart attack, angina
Adults with incident coronary heart disease (CHD) are at higher risk for faster cognitive decline in the long-term, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-06-17)
Moral emotions, a diagnotic tool for frontotemporal dementia?
A study conducted by Marc Teichmann and Carole Azuar at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris (France) and at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital shows a particularly marked impairment of moral emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (2019-06-14)
Specific multinutrient combination benefits patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease
A new longitudinal study has shown that a nutritional drink* designated a 'food for special medical purposes' containing the multinutrient combination Fortasyn Connect® can benefit patients with the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment, who are at risk of progressing to the dementia stage of AD, report scientists in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports. (2019-06-12)
Researchers discover potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease
Apolipoproten E (apoeE) is a major genetic risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease, yet it tends to be understudied as a potential druggable target for the mind-robbing neurodegenerative disease. (2019-06-12)
Early release rules for prisoners at end of life may be 'discriminatory,' say doctors
Doctors are calling for reform to rules governing when terminally ill prisoners are suitable for early release on compassionate grounds (ERCG) amid concerns that the current approach is discriminatory. (2019-06-12)
Home care health workers frequently verbally abused by clients and their families
Home care (domiciliary) health workers are frequently verbally abused by clients and their families, finds research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2019-06-11)
Stopping Parkinson's disease before it starts
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting millions of people worldwide. (2019-06-05)
Anti hypertensive drug use was associated with a decreased dementia risk
Various clinical trials indicate what effects can be expected from standardized intervention programs on the basis of existing evidence. (2019-06-03)
Advancing dementia and its effect on care home relationships
New research published today in the journal Dementia by researchers from the University of Chichester focuses on the effects of behavioral change due to dementia in a residential care home setting. (2019-06-03)
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