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Latest Prevention of dementia Stories

2013-11-29 13:01:15

New England Journal of Medicine perspective highlights effects of education, prevention It's rare to hear good news about dementia. But that's what a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective article reports. The article discusses several recent studies that show how age-adjusted rates in aging populations have declined for people born later in the last century, particularly in those older people most likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The Perspective also describes what...

2013-09-10 14:32:55

UK and US policies risk conscription into an unwanted 'war against dementia' Analysis: Political drive to screen for pre-dementia: not evidence based and ignores the harms of diagnosis A political drive, led by the UK and US, to screen older people for minor memory changes (often called mild cognitive impairment or pre-dementia) is leading to unnecessary investigation and potentially harmful treatment for what is arguably an inevitable consequence of aging, warn experts on bmj.com...

2013-08-20 10:36:26

Researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands have created the first risk score that predicts the 10-year individualized dementia risk for patients with type 2 diabetes, as reported in the inaugural issue of Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The researchers developed and validated the Diabetes-Specific Dementia Risk Score by examining data from nearly 30,000 patients with type 2 diabetes aged 60 and older over a 10-year period. They found...

2013-07-26 13:33:11

ACE inhibitors may even boost brain power A class of drug, called ACE inhibitors, which are used to lower blood pressure, slow the rate of cognitive decline typical of dementia, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Furthermore, these drugs may even boost brain power, the research indicates. The researchers compared the rates of cognitive decline in 361 patients who had either been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, or a mix of both....

2013-07-15 08:27:36

Three other studies reported at AAIC 2013 illuminate Alzheimer's risk factors, point to potential new strategies for treatment, prevention BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most kinds of cancer are associated with a significantly decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of 3.5 million veterans reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. In addition, the study suggested that chemotherapy...

2013-04-19 17:50:41

A new Swedish study published in the journal Neurology shows that the risk of developing dementia may have declined over the past 20 years, in direct contrast to what many previously assumed. The result is based on data from SNAC-K, an ongoing study on aging and health that started in 1987. "We know that cardiovascular disease is an important risk factor for dementia. The suggested decrease in dementia risk coincides with the general reduction in cardiovascular disease over recent...

2013-01-31 14:49:21

Dementia patients may benefit from a promising new treatment called Cerebrolysin, according to the results of a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors brought together the most up-to-date evidence on Cerebrolysin as a treatment for vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is a common form of dementia caused by damage to the network of blood vessels supplying the brain. Some of the symptoms are similar to those associated with Alzheimer's disease and stroke but in...

Dementia Risk May Be Reduced With Blood Pressure Medications
2013-01-08 13:34:30

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Information released Monday, January 7, shows that there may be a connection between taking the blood pressure drugs beta blockers and a reduced risk for Alzheimer´s disease and other types of dementia. 774 elderly Japanese-American men participated in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study. After the men died, autopsies were performed to check their heart and brain health and the connection therein. 610 of the 774 participants had...

2012-07-19 08:20:56

Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the July 18, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our study identifies this biomarker as a potential new target for treating or preventing Alzheimer's disease," said study author Michelle M. Mielke, PhD, an epidemiologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Mielke was...

2012-07-18 06:28:00

- Phase 2b study of a new symptomatic drug - - One-year extension trial of a medical food - - 9-month trial of a dietary supplement - - 18-month study of a home-based care coordination intervention - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from four clinical trials reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) demonstrate the wide variety of approaches being pursued to improve memory, thinking, quality...