Painful spine jab could help spot dementia

Thousands of patients could soon be sent for a controversial ‘spinal tap’ to check whether they have dementia instead of being asked questions such as who is the Prime Minister.
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ConclusionCognitive impairment is highly prevalent in patients with COPD. RCS successfully identified cognitive impairment in COPD. We recommend performing RCS in patients with COPD routinely.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
VASCULAR dementia symptoms can start suddenly, or develop over a long period of time. The condition is at the centre of new BBC drama ‘Care’, starring Sheridan Smith, this evening. but what is vascular dementia, and what are the causes and signs to look out for?
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TODAY the Sunday Express joins forces with Dementia UK to help fund a new team of nurse angels. Britain desperately needs more specialist nurses to care and support people living with dementia and their families.
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DEMENTIA symptoms can affect people in different ways, particular because there are different forms of the disease. Vascular dementia is one of the most common types of dementia, but memory loss, which often associated with dementia, isn ’t usually the main early symptom.
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Over at the Good Death Society Blog, Lamar Hankins has prepared a nice summary of my recent talk on "VSED Dementia Advance Directives" for the Hemlock Society of San Diego. While I identified twelve specific action items to maximize the chances you ad...
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Photo credit  Bruno Aguirre Dear Carol: My sister is the primary caregiver for our dad who is in a nursing home because of Alzheimer’s disease. She lives in his community and I live over 100 miles away. I try to visit every other weekend to give my sister a much-deserved break and often we’ll meet at the nursing home. I do understand her stress. She has a husband, a job, middle-school-aged kids with all that goes with raising kids, plus the primary responsibility of our dad. The problem is that her stress shows in her body language when she's helping Dad. I know that I'm not always as soothing and gen...
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AbstractNatural disasters impact people of every age in the communities where they occur, with older adults being a vulnerable subset of the population. Most disaster shelter volunteer nurses are experienced in addressing common health needs of older adult clients such as diabetes, hypertension, and pulmonary disease. These nurses also have the requisite training to respond to more acute medical events, including the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. They provide care and comfort to those suffering from the distress, anxiety, and fear caused by disasters. However, they may be less adept at triaging and caring for older...
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We examined the contribution of NBPs to multiple indices of cognition and brain health in non-demented elders (n = 116), investigating performance on measures of general intelligence, executive function, and memory, and resting-state fMRI measures of brain network efficiency within seven intrinsic connectivity networks. Statistical moderation investigated whether nutrient biomarker patterns influenced network efficiency and cognitive outcomes. The results revealed five NBPs that were associated with enhanced cognitive performance, including biomarker patterns high in plasma: (1) ω-3 and ω-6 polyunsaturated ...
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Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Claire Cury, Stanley Durrleman, David M. Cash, Marco Lorenzi, Jennifer M. Nicholas, Martina Bocchetta, John C. van Swieten, Barbara Borroni, Daniela Galimberti, Mario Masellis, Maria Carmela Tartaglia, James B. Rowe, Caroline Graff, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Giovanni B. Frisoni, Robert Laforce, Elizabeth Finger, Alexandre de Mendonça, Sandro Sorbi, Sebastien OurselinAbstractBrain atrophy as measured from structural MR images, is one of the primary imaging biomarkers used to track neurodegenerative disease progression. In diseases such as front...
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EATING a handful of hazelnuts a day can help ward off Alzheimer's disease, new research has found.
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