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2010-12-09 13:05:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new 5-minute test to identify elderly patients with dementia promises to give doctors a more sensitive tool to use in the Annual Wellness Examination. The Memory Orientation Screening Test (MOST(TM)) developed by Mitchell Clionsky, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, and Emilymarie Clionsky, MD, an internist/psychiatrist, is based on their clinical experience with thousands of patients who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, which...

2010-11-18 14:30:11

Compared to women never on hormone therapy, those taking hormone therapy only at midlife had a 26 percent decreased risk of dementia; while women taking HT only in late life had a 48 percent increased risk of dementia, according to Kaiser Permanente researchers. Women taking HT at both midlife (mean age 48.7 years) and late life had a similar risk of dementia as women not on HT, according to the study which appears in the Annals of Neurology. The study was funded in part by the National...

2010-11-09 14:09:52

The preservation of a protein found in particular synapses in the brain plays a key role in protecting against vascular dementia after a stroke, say researchers at King's College London. The study, funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust, is published today in the 9 November issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers say the study findings increase understanding of vascular dementia, and highlight a possible target for future diagnoses and treatment...

2010-10-26 11:11:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ It wasn't until January 11, 1964 that the Surgeon General approached the podium and issued a warning cautioning the population of the 4,000 detrimental chemicals in tobacco smoke.  With countless evidence of heart disease, cancer and emphysema caused by smoking surfacing throughout the next 50 years, it seems the Surgeon General hasn't been able to step down from the stage since.  And with a recent study showing that there is a 157 percent increased risk...

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2010-10-26 09:25:00

Those who chain smoke during their middle-age years are far more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published Monday the Archives of Internal Medicine. A team of researchers, led by Dr. Rachel A. Whitmer of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, set out to "investigate the long-term association of amount of smoking in middle age on the risk of dementia, Alzheimer disease (AD), and vascular dementia (VaD)" later in life, according to the...

2010-10-25 15:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Heavy smoking in midlife is associated with a 157 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and a 172 percent increased risk of developing vascular dementia, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This is the first study to look at the long-term consequences of heavy smoking on dementia. Researchers followed an ethnically diverse population of 21,123 men and women from midlife onward...

2010-10-15 16:40:32

Alzheimer's disease is not the only type of dementia. Two particular forms are dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia. In both forms, the diagnosis is of vital importance because the treatment for these dementias differs from that for Alzheimer's dementia, as Brit Mollenhauer and co-authors explain in the dementia theme issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[39]: 684-91). In more than 75% of patients, the memory...

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2010-10-14 06:45:00

A study of 300 volunteers over a 13 year period has found that those who walk most often could actually be defending themselves against a host of memory problems, including dementia and Alzheimer"Ëœs. Walking may actually protect the brain from shrinking and preserve memory in elderly people, said neurologists who were involved in the research. The US study performed neurological tests on dementia-free people in Pittsburgh who agreed to log their walks and receive brain monitoring...

2010-09-09 09:17:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Men are more likely than women to suffer from mild cognitive impairment, which includes symptoms like memory loss, and problems with language, thinking and judgment.  It's often considered the intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more pronounced decline of dementia. A Mayo Clinic study found that the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment was 1.5 times higher in men than in women.  "The finding that the...

2010-07-15 13:41:03

Finding points toward preventive strategy for diabetics, as well as value of predictive test for dementia in nondiabetics Researchers from Mayo Clinic's Florida campus say that dementia in some diabetics appears to be caused often by vascular disease in the brain, and the dementia that develops in people without diabetes is more likely associated with deposition of the plaque seen in people with Alzheimer's disease. The findings were presented at the Alzheimer's Association International...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.