High BP in Your 50s May Set Stage for Dementia

The researchers found that people at age 50 had an increased risk of dementia later in life if their systolic pressure was higher than 130.
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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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Conclusion: This study further strengthens evidence for an association between lower cognitive functioning and lower muscle strength and muscle mass, but without a further decline during hospitalization.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2018;45:243 –250
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Studies have shown that exercise is good for us in so many ways. It keeps our bodies and our minds healthy and has even been shown to have a positive effect on our immune systems. But just how much, and what type, of exercise will keep cognitive decline at bay in older adults? A study published on May 30, 2018, in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice gives us some insight and answers beyond “exercise is good for your brain.” Joyce Gomes-Osman, a clinical neuroscientist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the lead author of the study, concluded that all types of exercise — aer...
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DISCUSSION: The exclusion of sex and gender has impeded faster advancement in the detection, treatment, and care of AD across the clinical spectrum. Greater attention to these differences will improve outcomes for both sexes. PMID: 29907423 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
VASCULAR dementia risk could be reduced by making changes to your diet or exercise plan. Sticking to a Mediterranean diet could prevent the brain condition, scientists have claimed. What ’s in the Mediterranean diet, and how does it lower your dementia risk?
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Driving is a symbol of autonomy and independence, eagerly awaited during adolescence, cherished during adulthood and reluctantly rescinded during old age. It is nevertheless an individual's privilege, not right, especially as driving may affect other drive...
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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Criminal behavior occurs in previously law-abiding neurological patients, including patients with traumatic brain injury, focal brain lesions, and dementia. Neuroimaging abnormalities in these patients allow one to explore the potential ...
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DEMENTIA signs and symptoms can affect people in different ways depending on which part of the brain has been affected, but what is the life expectancy once you ’ve been diagnosed with the disease? There is no cure for the disease but there are ways of preventing it - one being a mind exercise.
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(AcuraStem, Inc.) AcuraStem, a fast-growing and innovative biotech company located in Monrovia, California, has been awarded a 3.7 million dollar Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Fast-Track grant (#R44NS105156) by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to continue research for the development of a small molecule therapeutic, 'AS2015', focused on treating patients with the genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) caused by expansion repeats in the gene C9ORF72.
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(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Canadian researchers are recruiting older adults across Toronto and Montreal to explore the benefits of different types of brain training and lifestyle interventions for two clinical trials.
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