Vitamin D does not protect against dementia

There is no solid clinical evidence that vitamin D is a protective neurological agent, according to a new study published inNutritional Neuroscience.Medical Xpress
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This study demonstrates the potential of applying deep learning techniques to medical imaging for improving efficiency and accuracy in diagnosis.Graphical abstract
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A study by Kyungpook National University in South Korea found people over 60 who gain or shed more than ten per cent of their BMI over two years are 20 per cent more likely to develop dementia.
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...Developing dementia doesn’t take away your individuality or humanity any more than developing cancer or diabetes. Therefore, rather than concentrate only on drugs, we need to help caregivers – and yes professionals – better understand how to help people living with dementia cope with the negative aspects of their illness so that they can live the best life that they can. Read more about the spectrum of Alzheimer's disease (and hope) on HealthCentral: Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups ...
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In this study, we have examined the molecular mechanism of the toxicity of acetylated K274-tau. We incorporated an acetylation mimicking mutation at K274 (K->Q) residue of tau. The mutation (K274Q) strongly reduced the ability of tau to bind to tubulin and also to polymerize tubulin while K274R mutation did not reduce the ability of tau either to bind or polymerize tubulin. In addition, K274Q-tau displayed a higher aggregation propensity than wild-type tau as evident from thioflavin S fluorescence, tryptophan fluorescence, and electron microscopic images. Furthermore, dynamic light scattering, atomic force microscopy, a...
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AbstractDiabetes mellitus is metabolic syndrome and a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction-related diseases such as dementia, especially Alzheimer ’s disease (AD), which is associated with chronic inflammation and abnormal insulin signaling pathway. Exercise, a known potential therapy for diabetes, can also alleviate neurodegeneration. We evaluated the effects of aerobic exercise on inflammation and insulin signaling pathway in the prefronta l cortex of diabetic rats. Male SD rats were fed with a normal diet or a high-fat diet (HFD) for 8 weeks. Then, part of the HFD rats was selected for aerobic exercise train...
Source: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Doctors should monitor weight changes to prevent dementia Related items fromOnMedica Watch for cognitive decline in ageing patients losing weight Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Brain-training of benefit to older people, research shows Care for dementia patients with hip fractures - ‘sadly lacking’
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AbstractActivities of daily living (ADL) are maintained in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), but, in patients with cardiovascular disease, ADL may have already declined. MCI combined with cardiac disease may accentuate the decline of ADL in these patients. Because the relationship between MCI and ADL in patients with cardiovascular disease is unclear, we examined the associations between MCI and ADL in these patients. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 114 patients with cardiovascular disease but without probable dementia. MCI was estimated with the Japanese version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (M...
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MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- Older adults have an increased risk for dementia after concussion, which is modestly reduced among patients using a statin, according to a study published online May 20 in JAMA Neurology. Donald A. Redelmeier, M.D., from the...
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This study uses a qualitative computational approach—combining temporal and semantic information—to investigate exploitation and exploration patterns as indicators for semantic memory retrieval and executive control processes. Audio SVF recordings of 20 controls (C, 66–81 years), 55 MCI (57–94 years) and 20 AD subjects (66–82 years) were assessed while groups were matched according to age and education. All groups produced, on average, the same amount of semantically related items in rapid succession within word clusters. Conversely, towards AD, there was a clear decline in semantic as well as...
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