Dementia

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.

Mild Alzheimer's Disease: AFib, Heart Failure as Promising Targets

Mild Alzheimer's Disease: AFib, Heart Failure as Promising Targets

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Cardiovascular disease may serve as a good biomarker of potential risk for Alzheimer's dementia.

Dementia May Be Exacerbated by Hospital-Related Delirium

Dementia May Be Exacerbated by Hospital-Related Delirium

Delirium often goes unrecognized in busy hospitals.

Hypertension Onset in Older Population May Protect Against Dementia

Hypertension Onset in Older Population May Protect Against Dementia

Those who developed hypertension after age 80 were 42 percent less likely to develop dementia in their 90s compared to those with normal blood pressure.

Higher Risk for Dementia in Those Living Near Major Roadways

Higher Risk for Dementia in Those Living Near Major Roadways

People who live relatively close to busy traffic have a slightly higher risk for dementia

Veterans with Dementia on Warfarin Protected Against Stroke, Mortality

Veterans with Dementia on Warfarin Protected Against Stroke, Mortality

Continuing warfarin after a diagnosis of dementia is associated with a protective effect in prevention of stroke and mortality.

Further Evidence Mediterranean Diet Ups Brain Health in Seniors

Further Evidence Mediterranean Diet Ups Brain Health in Seniors

Food in a Mediterranean diet protects against loss of brain volume in older populations.

Cognitive Impairment Linked to Collagen-Binding Activity

Cognitive Impairment Linked to Collagen-Binding Activity

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Cerebral microbleeds connected to cognitive impairment and stroke may be tied to Streptococcus mutans.

Hormone Therapy May Reduce Mortality Risk From Vascular Dementia

Hormone Therapy May Reduce Mortality Risk From Vascular Dementia

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Hormone therapy may reduce risk for death from vascular dementia in older women.

Link Between Antidementia Drug Use and Pneumonia Examined

Link Between Antidementia Drug Use and Pneumonia Examined

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The risk of developing pneumonia is higher among patients who use antidementia drugs.

Drug Therapy Guidance Lacking for Sleep Disorders in Dementia

Drug Therapy Guidance Lacking for Sleep Disorders in Dementia

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A Cochrane systematic review found a clear lack of evidence for pharmacologic guidance of sleep problems in dementia.

Exploring Possible Causes of Decreasing Dementia Rates In the US

Exploring Possible Causes of Decreasing Dementia Rates In the US

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Better management of cardiovascular risk factors and higher levels of education may have contributed to this improvement.

MRI May Help Identify Lewy Body Dementia vs Alzheimer's

MRI May Help Identify Lewy Body Dementia vs Alzheimer's

Someone whose hippocampus stayed the same size was nearly 6 times more likely to develop Lewy body dementia.

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