Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

Anticholinergic Drug Use and Dementia: What's the Link?

Anticholinergic Drug Use and Dementia: What's the Link?

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The use of certain anticholinergic drugs may increase the risk of future dementia.

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss

Using hearing aids may slow cognitive decline in later life.

Dementia Care: Prescribing Trends of Antipsychotics, Mood Stabilizers, and Psychotropic Medications

Dementia Care: Prescribing Trends of Antipsychotics, Mood Stabilizers, and Psychotropic Medications

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Researchers concluded that the partnership did not accelerate the overall decline in antipsychotic medication use among study participants.

Healthy Lifestyle May Protect Against Dementia in Older Adult Carriers of APOE ε4

Healthy Lifestyle May Protect Against Dementia in Older Adult Carriers of APOE ε4

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A study was conducted to assess potential beneficial effects of a lifestyle intervention program on cognition in carriers of the APOE ε4 allele.

Solanezumab does not change cognitive decline in mild Alzheimer’s disease

In patients with mild Alzheimer's disease, solanezumab did not significantly reduce cognitive decline over time.

Positive Beliefs About Age May Protect Older Adults Against Dementia

Positive Beliefs About Age May Protect Older Adults Against Dementia

Positive beliefs about age may protect against dementia.

Symptoms of Apathy Linked With Risk for Dementia in Older Adults

Symptoms of Apathy Linked With Risk for Dementia in Older Adults

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Depressive symptoms and apathy were independently associated with incident dementia in community-dwelling older adults.

Increased Midlife Triglyceride Levels May Be a Modifiable Risk Factor for Alzheimer Disease

Increased Midlife Triglyceride Levels May Be a Modifiable Risk Factor for Alzheimer Disease

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Increased triglyceride levels at midlife are predictive of the presence of β-amyloid 20 years later in cognitively healthy individuals.

Risk for Dementia, Cognitive Decline May Be Linked to Age-Related Hearing Loss

Risk for Dementia, Cognitive Decline May Be Linked to Age-Related Hearing Loss

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There is a greater risk for cognitive decline and impairment in elderly patients who experience age-related hearing loss.

Evaluating Progression of Agitation in Alzheimer's Disease

Evaluating Progression of Agitation in Alzheimer's Disease

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While there has been increasing understanding of Alzheimer's neuropathology, little is known about the relationship between progression of agitation and disease severity.

Alzheimer's Disease Mortality Rate Has Increased 55 Percent

Alzheimer's Disease Mortality Rate Has Increased 55 Percent

The mortality rate from Alzheimer's increased 54.5 percent — from 16.5 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 25.4 per 100,000 in 2014.

Many Patients With Alzheimer's Discontinue AChEIs

Many Patients With Alzheimer's Discontinue AChEIs

More than 81% of participants reported adverse events, but rates were similar between groups.

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