As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise

New research does suggest that hearing loss raises the odds for dementia, but the jury is still out on whether one condition actually causes the other, experts say.
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STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) - California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88.
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CONCLUSIONS: This paper attempts to provide decision-makers and medical staff with some knowledge about public opinion regarding a sensitive and complex issue. This awareness may guide physicians in making critical medical decisions about those with dementia. PMID: 29911758 [PubMed - in process]
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DEMENTIA symptoms are triggered by a decline in brain function. There are several types of dementia you should be aware of, including Alzheimer ’s disease and vascular dementia. But, do you know the symptoms of the less common types? Watch out for these signs of frontotemporal dementia.
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Dementia risk will now be included in the NHS Health Check, Public Health England has announced.
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Judy Schwarz at End of Life Choices New York gave a great webinar (also recorded and archived) a few days ago on EOLCNY's new advance directive for dementia.  This unique written advance directive is designed for those with an early stage of...
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Conclusion: Ultrasound imaging and ambulatory blood pressure measurements enhanced with physiological modeling can improve MCI diagnosis accuracy.
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Caregivers will experience anxiety. It simply goes with the territory. How to cope with that anxiety is the true challenge because if we don’t cope well we, too, may become ill. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizes this in the article Physical and Mental Health Effects of Family Caregiving, which concludes that “caregiving is a major public health issue.” Knowing how caregiving can affect your long-term health should help you understand that your anxiety isn’t something to take lightly. Read more on HealthCentral about caregivers and how they can handle potential anxiety issues: Suppor...
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Marital status should be included as a risk factor, say authors Related items fromOnMedica Loneliness itself appears not to raise risk of heart attack/stroke RCGP calls for government action to tackle loneliness Single fathers have highest risk of early death Marriage and divorce trigger weight gain Single people have a higher risk of dementia
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This study highlights that, beyond the detrimental effects of tube feeding on quality of life, there could be detrimental effects from non-oral feeding on the health of our patients. This is obviously not the case for all patients, so each individual case needs to be considered, but these studies comparing outcomes are important to consider. Participant: When using the IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative), are there at least two numbers included in a diet order: one for foods and one for liquids? Are dietary departments fully onboard? Rogus-Pulia: My understanding of IDDSI is that, yes,...
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Dr. Rita A. Jablonski is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced persons I know when it comes to memory care, dementia and caregivers.I forwarded Rita a question from one of our readers."How Often Should You Visit a Memory Care Patient When They First Go In"?This is an important question, and is often a great source of anxiety for Alzheimer's caregivers.The answer often depends on the actual circumstances at the time.Topic -Memory CareBy Rita A. JablonskiAlzheimer's Reading RoomSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Hi, Bob.The answer depends on the physical and mental condition of both parties. Som...
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