Quantcast

Latest Prevention of dementia Stories

f61c66a78d203a0e36bbfc4cf72655a4
2011-05-03 10:20:00

Those extra pounds during middle age could lead to a higher risk of dementia later in life, a new study says. Over 8,500 Swedish twins were involved in the study that suggests middle aged people who are overweight, but not obese, were 71% more likely to develop dementia than those who are at a normal weight. The findings are published in the journal Neurology. Lead author Dr. Weili Xu of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and her colleagues gathered the height and weight of twins with an...

2011-02-23 08:21:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- As the average life span is increasing, dementia becomes much more common. It's now known that everyone can minimize their risk of being affected by watching and controlling their weight and blood pressure in addition to working out and increasing mental activity. In addition to dementia, cognitive impairment is also on the rise. It is estimated that more than 24 million people worldwide who are 75 years and older are affected by dementia, most of which are suffering...

2011-02-21 14:13:18

As the average life span becomes longer, dementia becomes more common. Swedish scientist Laura Fratiglioni has shown that everyone can minimize his or her risk of being affected. Factors from blood pressure and weight to the degree of physical and mental activity can influence cognitive functioning as one gets older. The lengthening of the average life span in the population has caused an increase in the prevalence of aging related disorders, one of which is cognitive impairment and dementia....

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...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
Related