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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This study indicates that frailty and other age-related diseases could be prevented and significantly reduced in older adults. Getting our heart risk factors under control could lead to much healthier old ages. Unfortunately, the current obesity epidemic is moving the older population in the wrong direction, however our study underlines how even small reductions in risk are worthwhile." The study analysed data from more than 421,000 people aged 60-69 in both GP medical records and in the UK Biobank research study. Participants were followed up over ten years. The researchers analysed six factors that could impa...
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DEMENTIA signs and symptoms include memory loss, confusion in familiar locations and leaving items in the wrong place. It may be possible to prevent the condition, or improve your symptoms if you ’re a sufferer, by keeping mentally and physically active. Taking up dance may help prevent the condition.
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This article published in 2015 discusses some of the negative issues that have been associated with sitting including: Impeded cardiovascular and metabolic function Depression and psychological distress (for example, a “mental funk”) Spike in blood sugar levels Increased risk for heart attack, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, arthritis, certain types of cancers, and premature death As you can see, this list is comprised of serious issues, and the author of the article gives some great suggestions for reducing your time sitting as well as for combating sitting’s negative effects. It is interesting to note tha...
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Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018 Source:Alzheimer's & Dementia Author(s): Ara S. Khachaturian, Kathleen M. Hayden, Michelle M. Mielke, Yi Tang, Michael W. Lutz, Michael Gold, Walter A. Kukull, Richard Mohs, Serge Gauthier, José Luis Molinuevo, Henrik Zetterberg, Zaven S. Khachaturian
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Dear Carol: I quit a job that I enjoyed, one with good benefits, in order to be a caregiver to my parents up until their deaths just months apart. They did help some financially, and I don’t regret doing what I did, but now I need a change. I’m 57-years-old and must go back to work. Before I even worry about that, though, I’d like to take a vacation. I’ve been planning a cruise with a friend, but my brother has me reconsidering. I didn’t inherit a lot of money, but I have enough for the trip and still retain some savings. He says that I should land a job first and then consider a vacation...
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DISCUSSION: PET can evaluate amyloid expansion from cortex to subcortex. Using striatal signal as a marker of advanced amyloidosis may increase predictive power in Alzheimer's dementia research. PMID: 29792874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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DISCUSSION: GBA variants are of great clinical relevance for the development of dementia in Parkinson's disease, especially due to the relatively higher frequency of these alleles compared with other risk alleles. PMID: 29792872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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DISCUSSION: White matter hyperintensities are associated with an increased risk of all-dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the general population. However, studies are warranted to further determine the role of markers of cerebral small vessel disease in dementia. PMID: 29792871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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This study should be of great interest to anyone that is worried about developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.byAlzheimer's Reading RoomIt should also be of great interest for Alzheimer's caregivers.Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health conducted the study to determine risks based on age, gender and biomarker screening.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowDuring the past decade, researchers have identifiednew ways to detect the earliest biological signs of Alzheimer ’s disease.These early signs, w...
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A person does not die directly from Alzheimer's disease; but instead, from complications caused by Alzheimer's disease.How do you know when a dementia patient is dying?Over time, and as Alzheimer's progresses, the body's immune system weakens, increasing susceptibility to infection and other causes of death related to the elderly.Typical complications from Alzheimer's and related dementia are:heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and lung infections due to aspiration of food. Multi-organ failure is often the cause of death in dementia patients.Learn More -Can you die from Alzheimer's disease?By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Rea...
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