HRT could cut your dementia risk as it could be triggered by falling oestrogen levels

US researchers found that the initial memory loss marking the beginning of dementia may instead be triggered by the menopause, when levels of the hormone oestrogen plummet.
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In a recent paper, researchers provided evidence to suggest that the risk factors associated with cardiovascular decline with age interact with amyloid-β in the brain to accelerate cognitive decline. Having more of both produces a worse prognosis, which is not all that surprising. This is the case in many areas of aging and age-related disease: forms of damage and dysfunction interact with one another, making consequences worse than would be the case if they were independent of one another. This is one of the reasons why aging is an accelerating process, starting off slow and picking up pace ever more rapidly as the d...
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Alzheimer’s disease now affects approximately 5.5 million Americans, and it is estimated that 16 million people will be living with the disease by the year 2050. To put this in perspective, while deaths from heart disease have decreased by 14 percent since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 89%. It is interesting to note that 35 percent of caregivers (family and friends) of Alzheimer’s or other dementia patients report that their own health has declined compared to 19 percent of caregivers of older people with no dementia. This illness can cause intense suffering not only for those w...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Brain and Behavior Memory and Perception Research Alzheimer's disease Episodic memory Memory Loss Source Type: blogs
Measures have been proposed, but how realistic are they?
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New research suggests that auditory hallucinations are common in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies -- and often accompany visual hallucinations as a kind of'soundtrack. 'Medscape Medical News
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Two studies from the University of Sussex and Ohio State University say those with depression or a hearing loss are at higher risk of developing dementia because their brains age too early.
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This document is for anyone diagnosed with dementia and the people who care for them. It has details about what support they should get. It includes information about: what is in a care plan how health care and social care services can help support available to family and friends who are carers how to take part in research Information to help local health and social care commissioners put the right support in place is on the 2 External 0 0 0Social Care Institute for Excellence website false https://www.scie.org.uk/dementia/after-diagnosis/support/commissioners.asp true false%>.
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of measures used between 1993 and 2016 to evaluate time use by family caregivers of elderly with dementia and to find out the patterns of time use identified in the literature. METHOD: An integrative review of articles was performed, indexed by the following terms: time use management, family caregiver and elderly. RESULTS: A total of 17 articles were found, of which seven were methodological. Among these seven articles, five were psychometric. The most frequently used measures were self-reporting (matrices, questionnaires and inventories), validated throug...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and struggling to sleep. Almost half of all dementia carers struggle to provide stimulating activities for patients, it ’s been revealed. But, these memory boxes could boost patients’ mood.
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This study aimed to study the risk factors for the recurrence of ovarian endometriosis (EM) in patients aged 45 and over. Methods: This is a retrospective nested case-control study. We reviewed the medical records of patients aged over 45 years who underwent surgical treatments for ovarian EM from 1994 to 2014, in Peking Union Medical College Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. By following up to January 2016, 45 patients were found to have relapses and regarded as the recurrence group. The patients with no recurrence during the same follow-up period were randomly selected by the ratio of 1:4 as the nonre...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
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