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2010-07-06 12:37:01

A new study shows that having depression may nearly double your risk of developing dementia later in life. The research will be published in the July 6, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers examined research data on 949 people with an average age of 79 from the Framingham Heart Study. At the start of the study, participants were free of dementia and were tested for depressive symptoms based on...

2010-01-27 16:40:26

Publication in international scientific journal Journal of Alzheimer Disease Women experiencing an early onset of menopause could develop dementia at a younger age. Research by Tonnie Coppus of Erasmus MC has indicated this. She studied women with Down Syndrome, who are known to have an early onset of menopause. The results of her research can be translated to apply to the general population. Her results will be published in the Journal of Alzheimer Disease today. Women with Down Syndrome...

2009-07-13 01:30:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though discoveries about Alzheimer's disease risk factors are often in the news, adults do not know about the relationship between Alzheimer's disease risk and heart health, nor that physical activity can be protective against dementia, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. (Logo:...

2008-12-11 09:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim Inc. has launched a new website enabling visitors to interactively play sample brain games from its Dakim(R) BrainFitness(TM) System, the leading brain training platform to help seniors combat dementia and memory loss. Dakim's system -- developed with prominent experts on brain health and aging -- is the first to present brain exercises in a lively game show-like format designed to encourage the sustained use considered to be a key...

2008-07-31 15:00:24

By JON VON RADOWITZ Cholesterol lowering drugs can slash the chances of vulnerable patients developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has shown. Statin drugs halved the risk of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia in the patients in as little as five years, scientists have found. The study originally set out to look at the effect of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure on dementia risk. People with type 2 diabetes were found to be up to three times more likely than...

2008-07-22 00:00:16

Dementia is a term used to describe symptoms which occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and stroke. It is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse, but how fast depends on the individual. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, mood changes and communication problems. In the later stages of dementia, the person affected will have problems carrying out everyday tasks and will become increasingly...

2008-06-20 09:00:57

By Barry Nelson NORTH-EAST campaigners have called on the Government to scrap "unfair" rules that mean dementia patients have to pay for their care. The situation faced by the family of 83-year-old Mary Scott, from Redcar, was last night described as "a classic case" by the Alzheimer's Society. The charity is launching a national campaign today calling for more affordable care for dementia patients - whether they are in an NHS hospital or a care home. The society is concerned at the...

2006-02-01 00:35:35

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Common drugs used to treat depression, Parkinson's disease and allergies can produce side effects that can be mistaken for early dementia, scientists said on Wednesday. They added that doctors should be aware the drugs, known as anticholinergics, can cause confusion, memory loss and disorientation and question patients about medication they are taking before prescribing drugs for early dementia. "A large number of elderly people are taking...

2005-11-30 10:20:53

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle-age adults who go on periodic drinking binges may face a heightened risk of dementia later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that even among adults who usually drank moderately, those who occasionally binged were more likely than their peers to develop dementia over the next 25 years. Overall, middle-age adults who binged at least once a month -- downing, for instance, five bottles of beer or a bottle of wine in one...

2005-10-03 22:40:38

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Exercising in middle age not only keeps the weight down and the heart healthy but can also cut the risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease, particularly in high risk people, Swedish researchers said on Monday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that people in mid-life who exercised at least twice a week had about a 60 percent lower risk of suffering from dementia than more sedentary people. "This is the first study to show...


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