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Scientists have developed a new risk index that will increase their ability to predict the likelihood of dementia in patients over the age of 65.
A new tool can help predict whether people age 65 and older have a high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Research on the tool is published in the May 13, 2009, online issue of NeurologyÂ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
People who have lost brain cells in the hippocampus area of the brain are more likely to develop dementia, according to a study published in the March 17, 2009, print issue of NeurologyÂ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
People who have parents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia may be more likely to have memory loss themselves in middle age, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 25 to May 2, 2009.
A new study has found that in spite of their universal health care system which facilitates access to free dementia care, older adults in the United Kingdom are less willing to undergo dementia screening than their counterparts in the U.S. because the Britons perceive greater societal stigma from diagnosis of the disease than do Americans.
People with Alzheimer's disease who also have diabetes or high blood pressure may die sooner than those who don't, U.S. researchers said. A study involved 323 people who had no memory problems when first tested but later developed dementia.
By Marilynn Marchione CHICAGO - A milder type of mental decline that often precedes Alzheimer's disease is alarmingly more common than has been believed, and in men more than women, doctors reported Monday.
By John von Radowitz Commonly used blood pressure drugs could prove to be powerful new weapons against Alzheimer's, new research has suggested. Scientists found that the drugs, known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), both prevented the disease occurring and slowed its progression.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON - Some doctors have long suspected that if the plaque that builds up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease could be removed, they could be saved. But a new vaccine that did just that suggests the theory is wrong.
Exercise helps prevent many health problems but Canadian review of studies found there isn't enough evidence to show it helps treat dementia.
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