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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DEMENTIA symptoms can affect people in different ways, particular because there are different forms of the disease. Vascular dementia is one of the most common types of dementia, but memory loss, which often associated with dementia, isn ’t usually the main early symptom.
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Over at the Good Death Society Blog, Lamar Hankins has prepared a nice summary of my recent talk on "VSED Dementia Advance Directives" for the Hemlock Society of San Diego. While I identified twelve specific action items to maximize the chances you ad...
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We examined the contribution of NBPs to multiple indices of cognition and brain health in non-demented elders (n = 116), investigating performance on measures of general intelligence, executive function, and memory, and resting-state fMRI measures of brain network efficiency within seven intrinsic connectivity networks. Statistical moderation investigated whether nutrient biomarker patterns influenced network efficiency and cognitive outcomes. The results revealed five NBPs that were associated with enhanced cognitive performance, including biomarker patterns high in plasma: (1) ω-3 and ω-6 polyunsaturated ...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Claire Cury, Stanley Durrleman, David M. Cash, Marco Lorenzi, Jennifer M. Nicholas, Martina Bocchetta, John C. van Swieten, Barbara Borroni, Daniela Galimberti, Mario Masellis, Maria Carmela Tartaglia, James B. Rowe, Caroline Graff, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Giovanni B. Frisoni, Robert Laforce, Elizabeth Finger, Alexandre de Mendonça, Sandro Sorbi, Sebastien OurselinAbstractBrain atrophy as measured from structural MR images, is one of the primary imaging biomarkers used to track neurodegenerative disease progression. In diseases such as front...
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EATING a handful of hazelnuts a day can help ward off Alzheimer's disease, new research has found.
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Conclusions: While caregivers and non-caregivers had the same amount of empathy, the relationships between empathy and depression and anxiety differed between the groups. Interventions for informal caregivers could aim to heighten cognitive empathy and to lower affective empathy to diminish depression and anxiety symptoms.ResumenAntecedentes/Objetivo: Intervenciones recientes tienen como objetivo aumentar los niveles de empatía de cuidadores informales suponiendo que ello mejorará el bienestar. Estudios previos que han explorado las asociaciones lineales entre empatía y bienestar mostraron resultados i...
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough.
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Authors: Halaas NB, Blennow K, Idland AV, Wyller TB, Ræder J, Frihagen F, Staff AC, Zetterberg H, Watne LO Abstract BACKGROUND: Delirium is associated with new-onset dementia, suggesting that delirium pathophysiology involves neuronal injury. Neurofilament light (NFL) is a sensitive biomarker for neuroaxonal injury. METHODS: NFL was measured in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (n = 130), preoperative serum (n = 192), and postoperative serum (n = 280) in hip fracture patients, and in CSF (n = 123) and preoperative serum (n = 134) in cognitively normal older adults undergoing elective surgery. Delirium was diagnos...
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: More than half of stroke survivors experience post-stroke NCD, corresponding to mild post-stroke NCD in two-thirds of cases and major post-stroke NCD in one-third of cases. Harmonization of stroke assessment and cognitive score thresholds is urgently needed to allow more accurate estimation of post-stroke NCD prevalence, especially mild post-stroke NCD. PMID: 30504699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: We show prospectively that the caregiving experience impacts feelings of relief, and that feeling relieved facilitates postbereavement adjustment by lessening symptoms of complicated grief. PMID: 30503704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
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