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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The more measures of cardiovascular health older people had, the less likely they were to develop dementia.
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VASCULAR dementia symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, or having slow thoughts. But you could also be at risk of the brain condition if you have this toilet sign.
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Researchers from the University of Bordeaux recommend people stop smoking, have a BMI of less than 25, exercise regularly and eat at least two portions of fish a week.
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I finally learned how to convince a person living with dementia to do what you want them to do.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomAfter readingCommunicating in Alzheimer's World -- our reader Judy commented:So this may work well with the eating, but how about with the going home or someone is stealing from them or trying to hurt them?As anAlzheimer's caregiver it is helpfulto understand that many of the problems you see and are experiencing each day are also being experienced by other Alzheimer's caregivers. There are a lot of common problems.Not wanting to take ashower.Urinary incontinence. Getting up in themiddle of n...
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Researchers from IQVIA, The Human Data Science Company, Frankfurt, found that female osteoporosis patients are 30 per cent more at risk of dementia, while male sufferers are 20 per cent more at risk.
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I think I last addressed this issue quite a few years back.Ashish Jha in JAMA provides an opportunity to return to it.' Tis oft observed that about 1/4 of all medicare spending is on people in the last year of life. Many people argue that much of this spending must be wasteful. The alternative fact, which is the true one, is that it's much more difficult to reduce spending in the last year of life than you might think.The main difficulty is that contrary to the magical powers often ascribed to physicians, predicting life expectancy is very difficult. The obvious reason why so much is spent on the last year of life is that ...
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Conditions:   Cognitive Dysfunction;   Alzheimer's Disease Interventions:   Drug: Aducanumab;   Drug: Placebo Sponsor:   Biogen Not yet recruiting
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To ward off heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) has a helpful list of the most important risk factors that can lower your chances of having heart problems. It turns out those very same things can also reduce the risk of dementia. In a new study published in JAMA, researchers led by Cecilia Samieri, an epidemiologist at Bordeaux University and INSERM in France, investigated the AHA’s Life’s Simple 7 metrics that the organization says can help lower the risk of heart disease. But Samieri and her colleagues evaluated them for how they affected dementia risk. The measures include not smoking, having...
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Using MRI, researchers found that lifestyle factors can increase the risk of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Studies question link between contact sports and CTE MRI scans show neckties cut blood flow to brain SNMMI: Cerebrovascular risk tied to Alzheimer's disease MRI shows possible link between blood flow, Alzheimer's DTI-MRI links key brain regions to cognitive disorders
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Editor's Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the August 21, 2018 issue
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