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2012-01-26 13:34:17

According to a recent study, men appear to be more likely to develop symptoms of mild dementia than women, while women remain at a higher risk for more severe forms of degenerative memory loss. Experts say that the more moderate form of memory loss known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) lies somewhere in the spectrum between normal brain aging and full-fledged dementia. And given that numerous previous studies have consistently found aging women to be at a higher risk of developing...

2012-01-26 06:54:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — On the Cosby Show, a popular primetime show in the 80s, there were quite a few episodes in which Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable and his lawyer wife Clair played the memory game. Cliff´s loving wife Clair would ask him questions to jog his memory of certain pinnacle events of their life together. The majority of the time, Cliff would not remember these special moments, and the game ended with Clair upset and Cliff in a headlock. A new study suggests there may...

Brain Decline Can Start At An Earlier Age
2012-01-06 09:20:22

The brain´s capacity for memory, reasoning and cognitive function can start deteriorating as early as age 45, instead of age 60, as experts had previously thought, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers, led by Archana Singh-Manoux from the Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France and University College London in the UK, argue that it is important to investigate the age at which cognitive decline begins because...

2011-10-11 05:52:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Can you avoid dementia by thinking healthy? According to a new study, people who rate their health as poor or fair appear to be significantly more likely to develop dementia later in life. At the start of the study, 8,169 people age 65 years or older were asked to rate their health and were followed for nearly seven years. During the study, 618 people developed dementia. The risk of dementia was 70 percent higher in people who rated their health as poor and 34...

2011-10-05 22:13:24

People who rate their health as poor or fair appear to be significantly more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a study published in the October 5, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Having people rate their own health may be a simple tool for doctors to determine a person's risk of dementia, especially for people with no symptoms or memory problems," said study author Christophe Tzourio, MD, PhD, director of...

2011-09-29 11:04:43

People with dementia can still make decisions in their everyday lives and with support from partners can continue to do so as their condition advances. This is one of the preliminary findings of a two-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) into how married couples living with dementia make decisions on a daily basis. The study is investigating how couples make decisions over issues such as what to eat or wear, as well as how they make more complex...

2011-06-20 20:04:33

People presenting with memory problems and mild dementia are often not diagnosed promptly in primary care New research from the University of Leicester demonstrates that general practitioners (GPs) are struggling to correctly identify people in the early stages of dementia resulting in both missed cases (false negatives) and misidentifications (false positives). Researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK and National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, London, UK and the...

2011-03-02 13:57:40

Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease. However, according to a study published in Age and Ageing by Oxford University Press today, there is evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Estimates from various studies have suggested the prevalence of alcohol-related dementia to be about 10% of all cases of dementia. Now researchers have found after...

2011-02-21 14:13:18

As the average life span becomes longer, dementia becomes more common. Swedish scientist Laura Fratiglioni has shown that everyone can minimize his or her risk of being affected. Factors from blood pressure and weight to the degree of physical and mental activity can influence cognitive functioning as one gets older. The lengthening of the average life span in the population has caused an increase in the prevalence of aging related disorders, one of which is cognitive impairment and dementia....

2010-07-11 12:00:00

- Also, Antioxidant-Rich Diet Improves Memory and Learning in Alzheimer's Mice - HONOLULU, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence from three long-term, large-scale studies supports the association of physical activity and certain dietary elements (tea, vitamin D) with possibly maintaining cognitive ability and reducing dementia risk in older adults, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD...


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