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2012-05-07 10:24:45

OAKLAND, Calif., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Depressive symptoms that occur in both midlife and late-life are associated with an increased risk of developing vascular dementia, while symptoms that occur in late-life only are more likely to be early signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to University of California at San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente researchers. The study, which appears in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, is the first to examine whether midlife or...

2012-05-01 23:00:59

According to QuickMedical, this new study should encourage more people to monitor their heart and brain health via cholesterol screening. Issaquah, Wa (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 QuickMedical, a leading distributor of the CardioChek® cholesterol testing instrument for healthcare professionals, and the CardioChek® home cholesterol analyzer released a statement today hailing a new study by Kaiser Permanente. The study suggests that high cholesterol levels are a significant risk factor for...

2012-02-22 13:16:00

U-M Memory Connection is answered by expert care team, connects patients to physicians, social workers, support groups and more ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Her diagnosis was scary: Alzheimer's Disease. So Myriam Torres was desperate for accurate information and help with coping with what the future might bring. "I must have had to make six phone calls before I got to the right place. It was so frustrating. I even had a social worker friend trying to help...

2012-02-16 14:16:10

Simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength may help doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke. That's according to new research that was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. "These are basic office tests which can provide insight into risk of dementia and stroke and can be easily performed by a neurologist or general...

2012-02-16 06:51:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Dementia and stroke affect thousands of Americans each year, with stroke being the third leading cause of death. However, simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength are helping doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop these debilitating, often fatal, diseases. Erica C. Camargo, MD, MSc, PhD, with the Boston Medical Center and her colleagues performed basic office tests to gain insight into the risk of dementia and...

2012-02-15 15:28:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength may help doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke. That's according to new research that was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. "These are basic office tests which can provide insight into risk of dementia and stroke and...

2012-02-09 07:42:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In low- and middle-income countries, mild cognitive impairment–an intermediate state between normal signs of cognitive aging, such as becoming increasingly forgetful, and dementia, which may or may not progress–is consistently associated with higher disability and with neuropsychiatric symptoms, but not with most socio-demographic factors. "This is one of the first studies, to our knowledge, to investigate the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment...

2012-02-07 13:15:00

ACSM research links exercise with lower risk of dementia-related death Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 Research released this month by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) finds that increasing physical activity may decrease the risk of dementia-related death. The study, titled “Cardiorespiratory Fitness as a Predictor of Dementia Mortality in Men and Women,” appears in this month´s issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, the...

2012-02-07 12:02:21

Many patients currently diagnosed with very mild or mild Alzheimer disease dementia could potentially be reclassified as having mild cognitive impairment (MCI) under revised criteria for that condition, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association convened a work group to update criteria for MCI, and the revised criteria allow "considerable latitude" as to what...

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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...