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2012-04-24 09:55:54

New research by VCH and UBC shows the trajectory of cognitive decline can be altered in seniors at risk for dementia Cognitive decline is a pressing global health care issue. Worldwide, one case of dementia is detected every seven seconds. Mild cognitive impairment is a well recognized risk factor for dementia, and represents a critical window of opportunity for intervening and altering the trajectory of cognitive decline in seniors. A new study by researchers at the Centre for Hip...

2012-04-20 10:22:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers seeking a successful treatment for traumatic brain injury have found that the size and extent of damaged tissue can be reduced by using a new device to prevent cell death. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111114/DC06171LOGO) The research, the focus of a three-year, $1.5 million study funded by the Department of Defense, was recently published in the journal Neurosurgery....

2012-04-18 05:18:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An oral drug called ONO-4641 is under investigation because it can reduce the number of lesions in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study involved 407 people between the ages of 18 and 55 who had relapsing-remitting MS.  They were given placebo randomly of .05mg, .10mg, or .15 mg of ONO-4641 once per day for 26 weeks.  Patients who had two or more relapses in the two years prior to the study, were included, along with those who had one or more...

2012-04-17 02:29:14

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data from clinical research activities will be highlighted at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), taking place in New Orleans, LA, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from April 21 through 28, 2012. Following are details about the data presentation: Title: Burden of Pseudobulbar Affect Among Patients With Multiple Sclerosis,...

2012-04-16 21:45:22

Luis Carlos Álvaro, a clinical neurologist at the Hospital of Basurto (Bilbao) and lecturer at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has had an article published on the capacity of patients with dementia to make decisions. It is entitled Competencia: conceptos generales y aplicación en la demencia (Competence: general concepts and application in dementia), and has been published in the journal Neurología. Álvaro is a member of...

2012-04-05 10:20:21

Keeping mentally fit through mental activities may help preserve memory Two new studies published in the April 4 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggest that a person's memory declines at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of life than at any other time after memory problems first begin. The second study shows that keeping mentally fit through board games or reading may be the best way to preserve memory during late life....

2012-04-05 09:22:39

New research finds that a person's memory declines at a faster rate in the two- and-a-half years before death than at any other time after memory problems first begin. A second study shows that keeping mentally fit through board games or reading may be the best way to preserve memory during late life. Both studies are published in the April 4, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, 174 Catholic priests, nuns and monks...

2012-03-27 14:00:57

Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine showed that cognitive training was able to improve reasoning, memory, language and hand eye co-ordination of healthy, older adults. It is estimated that by 2050 the number of people over 65 years old will have increased to 1.1 billion worldwide, and that 37...

2012-03-27 13:48:21

Antipsychotic medication was associated with a modest and time-limited increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) among older patients treated with cholinesterase inhibitors for dementia, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Antipsychotic medications are commonly prescribed for older patients to manage the symptoms of dementia, which can include physical aggression, agitation and hallucinations. For...

2012-03-21 06:24:16

HERNDON, Va., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As communities in the United States gather in support of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Day, BHR Pharma, LLC's SyNAPSe® clinical trial reaches an important enrollment milestone. "Every year, millions of us come together in March to raise awareness for the need for better prevention, rehabilitation and treatments for TBI. Unfortunately, even with more than 75 clinical trials in the past 20 years, no drug treatment has been proven...