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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...

2012-02-09 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...

2012-01-11 10:01:42

Compared to individuals without dementia, persons who developed dementia subsequently had a significantly higher rate of hospital admissions for all causes and admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions for which proactive care may have prevented hospitalizations, according to a study in the January 11 issue of JAMA. "Nonelective hospitalization of older people, particularly those with dementia, is not a trivial event. Among older persons without dementia, hospitalization for...

2011-11-08 22:05:47

Study provides more evidence linking depression to possible dementia later in life Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the elderly, but little is known about the underlying biology of its development in older adults. In a small study published in the November issue of the peer-reviewed journal Archives of General Psychiatry, UCLA researchers used a unique brain scan to assess the levels of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in older adults with a type of severe...

2011-11-01 09:23:05

New research shows people with dementia who have a stroke are more likely to become disabled and not return home compared to people who didn't have dementia at the time they had a stroke. The study is published in the November 1, 2011, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our findings represent a growing challenge for the health care system as baby boomers age and their risk of stroke and dementia increases," said lead study author Gustavo...

2011-10-20 19:50:34

With age, forgetfulness and other signs of memory loss sometimes appear, prompting elderly individuals to seek a medical evaluation amid fears that they may be experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common type of dementia among Americans aged 65 and older. But even when early memory problems suggest the potential for impending AD, the actual risk is variable. Some patients are at high risk while others are not. The challenge for doctors has long been to...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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