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2011-01-10 15:45:37

According to new study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Previous research regarding the association between alcohol consumption and dementia or cognitive impairment in later life suggests that mild to moderate alcohol consumption might be protective of dementia. However, most of the research has been conducted on subjects already rather elderly at the start of the follow-up. A new study published in the December issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease addresses this problem with a...

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...

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...

2010-09-09 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...

2010-09-02 08:52:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You've heard that activities like completing crossword puzzles, reading a book and listening to the radio may protect your brain from dementia. Now, a new study shows those exercises may slow cognitive decline at first, but may speed it up later on. Researchers studied the mental activities of 1,157 participants aged 65 or older who did not have dementia at the start of the 12-year study. The participants answered questions about how often they participated in certain...

2010-08-10 13:43:21

High plasma levels of beta-amyloid"”protein fragments associated with Alzheimer's disease when they accumulate in the brain"”appear to be associated with faster cognitive decline even in those who do not develop dementia, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the December print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The amyloid cascade hypothesis suggests that Alzheimer's disease develops when the body is unable to metabolize...

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...

2010-07-14 12:30:00

- - New Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Affect Memory Scores and Brain Atrophy in Middle Age - - Clinical Trial of Intranasal Insulin Shows Benefits in Alzheimer's and MCI - - Known Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Change Shape of Brain Deposits - HONOLULU, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last minute scientific submissions to the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI, known as "hot topics," suggest that (1) a newly-discovered...

2010-07-11 12:00:00

- Also, Antioxidant-Rich Diet Improves Memory and Learning in Alzheimer's Mice - HONOLULU, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence from three long-term, large-scale studies supports the association of physical activity and certain dietary elements (tea, vitamin D) with possibly maintaining cognitive ability and reducing dementia risk in older adults, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD...

2010-07-06 12:37:01

A new study shows that having depression may nearly double your risk of developing dementia later in life. The research will be published in the July 6, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers examined research data on 949 people with an average age of 79 from the Framingham Heart Study. At the start of the study, participants were free of dementia and were tested for depressive symptoms based on...