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2011-09-13 11:27:02

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has health, financial and social benefits: Call for nations to support early diagnosis and intervention The World Alzheimer's Report 2011 'The Benefits of Early Diagnosis and Intervention', released today by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in...

2011-09-07 05:59:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cognitive impairment, even when detected at an early, mild stage, is a significant predictor of decreased life expectancy. According to a new, long-term study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University, researchers found that cognitive impairment, especially at the moderate to severe stages, has an impact on life expectancy similar to chronic conditions such as diabetes or chronic heart failure. "Previous studies have associated cognitive impairment with an...

2011-09-06 11:01:26

Cognitive impairment, even when detected at an early, mild stage, is a significant predictor of decreased life expectancy. According to a new, long-term study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers, cognitive impairment, especially at the moderate to severe stages has an impact on life expectancy similar to chronic conditions such as diabetes or chronic heart failure. Their findings, "Cognitive Impairment: An Independent Predictor of Excess Mortality. A Cohort Study"...

2011-08-03 06:53:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight in middle age may cause brain shrinkage and lead to cognitive problems up to a decade later. "These factors appeared to cause the brain to lose volume, to develop lesions secondary to presumed vascular injury, and also appeared to affect its ability to plan and make decisions as quickly as 10 years later. A different pattern of association was observed for each of the factors," study author...

2011-07-22 06:47:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research reveals the same artery-clogging process that causes heart disease -- known as atherosclerosis -- may also contribute to dementia. Atherosclerosis is a build-up of plaque in the arteries that is associated with high blood pressure, cholesterol and other risk factors. Cognitive impairment, which is also known as dementia, is characterized by difficulty with thinking, reasoning and memory. It can be caused by vascular disease, Alzheimer's disease or a...

2011-07-22 01:48:38

American Stroke Association Scientific Statement Statement Highlights:"¢ High blood pressure is related to the development of age-related vascular cognitive impairment."¢ Maintaining a healthy heart may also maintain a healthy functioning brain, according to the statement."¢ Screening elderly patients for heart and stroke risk factors may also identify those at risk of dementia.  The same artery-clogging process (atherosclerosis) that causes heart disease can also result...

2011-07-19 03:30:00

PARIS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research reported today in Paris at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) offers insight on the global incidence and prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) - a condition involving problems with memory or another mental function severe enough to be noticeable to the affected person or to others but not serious enough to interfere with daily life. The research also identifies the...

2011-07-18 00:30:00

- Additional Study Suggests that Former Athletes with Concussions have Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment, with Earlier Onset - PARIS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older veterans who experienced traumatic brain injury showed a more than two-fold increase in the risk of developing dementia, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris. Another study reported at AAIC 2011...

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2011-07-14 11:19:06

Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as denture fit, vision and hearing, may lower a person's risk for developing dementia, according to a new study published in the July 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our study suggests that rather than just paying attention to already known risk factors for dementia, such as diabetes or heart disease, keeping up with your...

2011-07-14 07:15:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A new study has found that through non-traditional ways of maintaining your overall health, you may lower your risk for developing dementia. By improving certain health factors, most importantly by exercising, it's possible to keep dementia away. "We looked at a large number of things which individually on their own are not associated with Alzheimer's, but you put them all together and the overall picture is associated with Alzheimer's. We did this to understand...