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AHA: Stiffening of Blood Vessels May Point to Dementia Risk

Posted 1 day ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study exploring the connection between the brain and vascular health. The French study, published Friday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, ...

U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

Posted 2 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 – By 2060, almost 14 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer's disease, a number that's nearly three times as high as today, a new report projects. "This study shows that as the U.S. population increases, the number of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will rise, especially among minority populations," said Dr. Robert Redfield, director of ...

Health Tip: Help Support Memory With These Foods

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Your diet can play a role in brain health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. Research has found that foods in a typical Mediterranean diet can lead to better cognitive function, alertness and memory. The academy suggests adding these foods to your diet: Vegetables, including cruciferous varieties such as broccoli, cabbage and dark leafy greens. Berries and cherries, which provide ...

Daytime Drowsiness a Sign of Alzheimer's?

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 – Feeling drowsy during the day might mean you have an increased risk for Alzheimer's, new research suggests. The long-term study included 123 adults with an average age of 60 when the study began. The findings showed that those who were very sleepy during the day had a nearly threefold increased risk of developing brain deposits of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with ...

Exercise May Boost Brain Power in Alzheimer's, Mouse Study Suggests

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 – There are plenty of reasons to work out, and this may be another: Exercise promotes the growth of new brain cells that improve thinking in mice with a form of Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers reported that it may be possible to develop drug and gene therapies that trigger the same beneficial effects in people with ...

Severity of Alzheimer's Can Vary by Season

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 – The thinking ability of people with Alzheimer's disease changes depending on the season, researchers report. These patients are better in the late summer and early fall than in the winter and spring, according to the analysis of data on nearly 3,400 Alzheimer's patients in the United States, Canada and France. "There may be value in increasing dementia-related clinical ...

Health Tip: Help Kids Understand Alzheimer's

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

-- If someone in your family is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it is important to talk with children about what is happening, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. The amount of information you share should depend on the child's age and maturity. The agency suggests how to help kids understand Alzheimer's: Answer questions simply and honestly. Help kids understand that feelings of ...

With Stroke Comes Higher Dementia Risk: Study

Posted 31 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 – People who've had a stroke face up to twice the normal risk of dementia, a new review suggests. In what they say is the largest analysis of its kind, British researchers examined 48 studies that included 3.2 million people worldwide. "We found that a history of stroke increases dementia risk by around 70 percent, and recent strokes more than doubled the risk," said ...

Study Finds Some Patients With A-Fib Have Hidden Brain Damage

Posted 27 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 – In a new study of patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (a-fib), 4 in 10 had previously undetected brain damage, though none had a history of stroke or mini-stroke. This brain damage could put them at risk for mental decline and dementia, researchers said. Their study included nearly 1,400 patients in Switzerland, average age 72, who had atrial ...

Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors

Posted 14 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 – Older kidney failure patients on hemodialysis have high rates of dementia, which is associated with an increased risk of early death, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 357,000 dialysis patients aged 66 and older and found their risk of being diagnosed with dementia one and five years after starting dialysis was 4.6 percent and 16 percent among ...

How Severe Brain Injuries Might Trigger Dementia

Posted 2 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 – A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. "Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in young adults," said researcher Elisa Zanier, from the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, Italy. "Moreover, even in milder cases, it represents a risk factor for dementia, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy ...

'Moderate' Drinking May Be a Brain Buffer

Posted 2 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 – Middle-aged people who drink moderately – no more than a glass of wine a day – may have a relatively lower risk of developing dementia later in life, researchers report. The study, which followed 9,000 British adults for over two decades, found that both heavier drinkers and abstainers had a higher dementia risk than moderate drinkers. Moderate drinking was defined ...

Get Dizzy Upon Standing? It Could Be Sign of Dementia Risk

Posted 25 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 – Are you a middle-aged person who tends to feel a little woozy when you stand up? If so, new research suggests you might need to worry more than most about developing dementia later in life. The study focused on a condition called orthostatic hypotension – where blood pressure drops sharply when a person stands up quickly. That can trigger sudden symptoms like ...

Sleeping Pills May Be Poor Choice for Dementia Patients

Posted 25 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 – Giving dementia patients sleeping pills might raise their risk of broken bones, a new study suggests. Researchers compared data from nearly 3,000 dementia patients who took the commonly prescribed sleep drugs zolpidem, zopiclone and zaleplon (so-called Z-drugs) and nearly 1,700 dementia patients who did not take the drugs. The brand names for these drugs include ...

Virtual Reality as a Window Into Dementia

Posted 25 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 – Virtual reality might one day help train medical students how to best care for dementia patients, a new study suggests. Researchers used virtual reality simulations to help prepare about 20 high school students in Chicago to interact with seniors with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in an art therapy program called Bringing Art to Life. The simulations included ...

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