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Eating for your MIND: Scientists combine the Mediterranean and DASH diets to prevent cognitive decline

(Natural News) At least one in eight people older than 65 in the U.S. has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. However, according to a study, a group of scientists has formulated a “hybrid diet” that can help prevent cognitive decline. According to their findings, the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet, which combines...
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Hot on the heels of headlines linking alcohol consumption with longer life comes new research that casts a much more sobering light on drinking. According to an analysis of more than 1 million people—the largest study of its kind to date—scientists say that heavy alcohol use is the biggest modifiable risk factor for dementia, especially early-onset forms of the disease. The findings, which are published in The Lancet Public Health, came as a shock to the researchers involved. “We hypothesized that alcohol would play some role, but I don’t think anyone expected the size of the effect to be so large,&...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news
To evaluate whether drugs with serotonergic activity, alone or in combination, are a risk factor for antipsychotic prescribing among long-term care (LTC) residents. The secondary objective was to evaluate that same risk among residents with dementia or Alzheimer ’s disease.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Alzheimer ’s is the number one mental disorder diagnosed in the elderly with over 5.4 million people afflicted in 2016. According to Maplewood's records 43% of patients have dementia, 45% have depression and 21% have both. These two diagnoses have symptoms of sleep disturbances, agitated behavior and sadnes s which can increase the risk for falls. Often medications given to treat depression can lead to somnolence, decreased appetite, constipation, confusion or possible arrhythmia. Circadian rhythms are controlled in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) located in the hypothalamus by a monosynaptic pathway with the retin...
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Quality Improvement Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal Author(s): Dimitrios Zafeiris, Sergio Rutella, Graham Roy Ball The field of machine learning has allowed researchers to generate and analyse vast amounts of data using a wide variety of methodologies. Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) are some of the most commonly used statistical models and have been successful in biomarker discovery studies in multiple disease types. This review seeks to explore and evaluate an integrated ANN pipeline for biomarker discovery and validation in Alzheimer's disease, the most common ...
Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, such as aggression or agitation are very frequent in Alzheimer's disease with most guidelines recommending memantine as first‐line pharmacological treatment. Here, the authors describe a patient who developed bradycardia when prescribed memantine and the subsequent changes required to her medication management to avoid further cardiac adverse reactions.
Source: Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case notes Source Type: research
AbstractIntracellular β-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation is an early event in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression. Recently, it has been uncovered that presenilins (PSs), the key components of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing and the β-amyloid producing γ-secretase complex, are highly enriched in a special sub-compartment of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) functionally connected to mitochondria, called mitochondria-associated ER membrane (MAM). A current hypothesis of pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s diseases (AD) suggests that MAM is involved in the initial phase of AD. Since MAM supplie...
Source: Molecular Neurobiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The variable clinical findings associated with the S170F mutation highlight the relevance of atypical phenotypes in the context of research and under a clinical perspective. CSF sampling and detection of A β species may be essential to indicate AD pathology in unclear cases presenting with cognitive and motor symptoms at a younger age.Neurodegener Dis 2018;18:57-68
Source: Neurodegenerative Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
FINDINGSPerforming memory training exercises at the same time as pedaling a stationary bike led to better gains in memory than doing the training exercises after working up a sweat, according to a 55-person study led by UCLA researchers. The findings suggest that exercise may temporarily make it easier for the brain to create new memories.BACKGROUNDIn the United States, studies have shown that more than 40 percent of people over age 60 have some memory decline or forgetfulness; it ’s often considered a normal part of aging. Researchers have previously uncovered a handful of lifestyle interventions — including e...
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Authors: Royall DR, Palmer RF Abstract The "δ" (for "dementia") is a latent dementia phenotype that can be constructed by a unique confirmatory bifactor model in a structural equation model framework. Because it is derived from Spearman's general intelligence factor, "g," δ can be constructed from any cognitive battery. This may allow for accurate dementia case-finding by telephone and in the absence of expert clinical evaluation or review. The authors constructed a new δ homolog in a large ethnically diverse convenience sample: the Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care...
Source: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
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