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.

Probing the Link Between Mood Disorders and Lithium in Water Supplies

Probing the Link Between Mood Disorders and Lithium in Water Supplies

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Michael Thase, MD, comments on the potential for lithium in drinking water as a psychiatric prophylactic agent.

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.

A Review of Interventions to Prevent Late-Life Dementia, Cognitive Decline

A Review of Interventions to Prevent Late-Life Dementia, Cognitive Decline

There is limited evidence for the benefits of different interventions to prevent late-life dementia.

Dementia Risk Not Associated With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use

Dementia Risk Not Associated With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use

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Dementia risk was associated with neither proton pump inhibitor exposure nor duration of use.

When and How to Initiate Driving Cessation Conversation for Dementia Patients

When and How to Initiate Driving Cessation Conversation for Dementia Patients

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40% of people with dementia are still driving.

Nonoptimal Serum Magnesium Levels Associated With Incident Dementia

Nonoptimal Serum Magnesium Levels Associated With Incident Dementia

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Low and high serum magnesium levels were shown to be associated with increased risk of all-cause dementia.

Delirium, Dementia, and the Aging Brain: Searching for Answers

Delirium, Dementia, and the Aging Brain: Searching for Answers

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Although existing management strategies for delirium are limited in effectiveness, researchers are hopeful that improvements in prevention strategies for delirium may be achieved by gaining a better understanding of the role of cognitive and brain reserve.

 Increase Use of Nursing Home for Patients With Cognitive Impairment Category

Increase Use of Nursing Home for Patients With Cognitive Impairment Category

The use of nursing homes is increasing for those who are cognitively impaired.

Is Hypertension Linked to an Increased Risk of Dementia?

Is Hypertension Linked to an Increased Risk of Dementia?

A recently published study reports that women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s could be at a higher risk for developing dementia later in life.

Depression, Psychosis High Among Factors Leading to Surgical Readmission

Depression, Psychosis High Among Factors Leading to Surgical Readmission

Patient behavior is affected with factors associated with readmission in THA patients.

Lower Levels of Dementia Associated With Lithium in Drinking Water

Lower Levels of Dementia Associated With Lithium in Drinking Water

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Researchers found that patients with a diagnosis of dementia had a significantly different lithium exposure than controls.

Risk of Dementia Later in Life Linked to Stroke Mortality Rate At Birth

Risk of Dementia Later in Life Linked to Stroke Mortality Rate At Birth

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There is an increased risk for dementia, especially in black individuals, who are born in a high stroke mortality state.

Families Shoulder Majority of Dementia Care Costs

Families Shoulder Majority of Dementia Care Costs

For individuals with dementia, lifetime care costs are increased.

Early Detection Markers of Alzheimer's Disease Possibly Identified

Early Detection Markers of Alzheimer's Disease Possibly Identified

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Depressive symptoms and subjective memory complaint could be used as early detection markers of Alzheimer's disease.

Higher Risk of Dementia Associated With Midlife Vascular Risk Factors

Higher Risk of Dementia Associated With Midlife Vascular Risk Factors

Midlife vascular risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, and hypertension are linked to a higher risk for dementia.

Risk of Dementia Higher in Those Hailing From 'Stroke Belt'

Risk of Dementia Higher in Those Hailing From 'Stroke Belt'

People born in higher stroke mortality states seem to have more health issues including a higher risk of developing dementia.

Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Later Risk of Dementia

Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Later Risk of Dementia

Threat even higher when injury occurs in middle age, investigators say

Mild Cognitive Impairment Predicted By Dual Gait Task Training

Mild Cognitive Impairment Predicted By Dual Gait Task Training

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Dual task gait training is predictive of clinical progression of mild cognitive impairment leading to dementia.

Dementia, Other Degenerative Brain Diseases Have Shorter Life Expectancy

Dementia, Other Degenerative Brain Diseases Have Shorter Life Expectancy

Dementia and Parkinson's disease lead to a shorter life expectancy.

Dementia Not Preventable Through Low-Dose Aspirin

Dementia Not Preventable Through Low-Dose Aspirin

A review found no evidence that low-dose aspirin buffers against cognitive decline or dementia.

Elderly Veterans with Dementia, PTSD More Likely to Received SGAs

Elderly Veterans with Dementia, PTSD More Likely to Received SGAs

Elderly veterans with PTSD and dementia have increased odds of being prescribed SGAs compared with those with PTSD alone.

Dementia Care Program Does Not Increase Costs

Dementia Care Program Does Not Increase Costs

Dementia caregivers can be supported by behavioral interventions without incurring additional health care costs.

Dementia Risk Possibly Increased by Prostate Cancer Therapy

Dementia Risk Possibly Increased by Prostate Cancer Therapy

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A higher risk of dementia might be tied to prostate cancer treatment.

Dementia in Older Men Not Prevented By Vitamin E, Selenium

Dementia in Older Men Not Prevented By Vitamin E, Selenium

This is the first study to investigate the long-term association of antioxidant supplement use and dementia incidence among asymptomatic men.

Dementia Risk Tied to Autoimmune Disease Hospitalization

Dementia Risk Tied to Autoimmune Disease Hospitalization

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People with a history of autoimmune disease-related hospital admission are more likely to develop dementia.

Dementia Risk Increased With Middle Age Heart Disease

Dementia Risk Increased With Middle Age Heart Disease

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Having heart disease risks in middle age may increase the risk for developing dementia later in life.

Identifying Depression in Dementia: A Meta-Analysis

Identifying Depression in Dementia: A Meta-Analysis

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There is a need for an accurate tool that is quick to use and easy to implement to diagnose depression in dementia.

Dementia, Depression Common Following ICH

Dementia, Depression Common Following ICH

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Among ICH survivors, 63% developed both depression and dementia during a 5-year follow-up study.

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