Toxic metal hip replacements could cause Alzheimer's
Dr Neil McGuire, clinical director of medical devices at the MHRA, said he wanted to establish whether cobalt leached from the implants was causing adverse effects.
Conclusion: A relevant reduction of AD and VaD cases in Europe and Italy could be obtained through primary prevention.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:60 –71
A study published on 20 February in the Lancet Public Health has suggested that alcohol abuse addiction disorders are a major risk factor for dementia, specifically early onset dementia.
In a large-scale study, links between alcohol use disorder and dementia are fleshed out. The relationship is stronger than previously thought.
Questions also raised for moderate drinkers of alcohol about their social habitHeavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.Research published in the Lancet Public Health journal provides powerful evidence that people who drink enough to end up in hospital are putting themselves at serious risk of vascular dementia and Alzheimer ’s disease. It will also raise questions for moderate drinkers about the possible long-term consequences of their social habit.Continue reading...
Hospice organizations are keenly aware of the soothing power of music. Sometimes the music may be used casually, by the facility or the family, knowing that this is a type of music that the person who is in the dying process had always enjoyed. Increasingly, though, employing trained music therapists has been favored. This type of therapy seems especially helpful with those who are dying from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Perhaps this is because, in the final stage of dementia, people have usually moved beyond the point where conversation is possible. Read full article on HealthCentral about how music t...
Voyager will make gene therapies to deliver AbbVie antibodies that target tau, a protein associated with Alzheimer ’s
Date: Tuesday, 03 20, 2018; Speaker: James Park, NINDS; Richard O' Brien, Duke University School of Medicine; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Auditorium ; CME Credit
Pimavanserin reduced psychosis at 6 weeks in patients with Alzheimer's disease compared with placebo. But at least one expert says the findings may simply be due to chance.Medscape Medical News
New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. ...
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