Latest Multi-infarct dementia Stories

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...

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...

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...

2011-05-31 16:14:59

Many patients receive an incorrect dementia diagnosis. This is shown by a study carried out by neuropathology researchers in Lund, Sweden. "It is true that we know of around 70 different types of dementia, but these findings are shocking. We believed more patients were diagnosed correctly when we began the study", say researchers Elisabet Englund and Hans Brunnström at Lund University. The study included 176 patients, the vast majority from the cities of Lund and Malmö. All of them...

2011-05-10 13:59:02

Mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and their subtypes are common in the "oldest old" women, which includes those 85 years of age and older, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The oldest old is "the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and is expected to increase in number by 40 percent during the next decade alone," the authors write as background information in the article. "Initial evidence suggests that the...

2011-05-02 23:53:01

According to a new study, being overweight or obese during middle age may increase the risk of certain dementias. The research is published in the May 3, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Currently, 1.6 billion adults are overweight or obese worldwide and over 50 percent of adults in the United States and Europe fit into this category," said study author Weili Xu, MD, PhD, with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm,...

2011-04-15 08:13:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. However, treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular risk factors may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people who already show signs of declining thinking skills or memory problems. Researchers studied 837 people with mild cognitive impairment, the stage of memory loss...

2011-04-14 06:25:00

Parts of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease could start shrinking up to a decade before the actual onset of dementia is diagnosed, according to a new US study on Wednesday. Scientists said the findings, while still preliminary, could one day provide a way to identify by MRI which individuals are most likely to develop the disease, which has no cure. In the new study, published in the journal Neurology Wednesday, researchers used MRI scans to measure areas of the brain in people with...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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