Suffering stroke can double risk of dementia, study finds

Scientists call for more investment in promoting healthy lifestyle after discovering strong link between diseasesHaving a stroke can double the risk of developing dementia, say scientists, who are calling for more effort to be invested in promoting the healthy lifestyles that reduce the chances of stroke.A team from Exeter University has analysed data on stroke and dementia risk from 48 separate studies involving a total of 3.2 million people around the world.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Stroke Society Science Dementia Mental health Source Type: news

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This report summarizes the discussion and recommendations from a working group convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to evaluate the state of the field in VCID research, identify research priorities, and foster collaborations. As discussed in this report, advances in understanding the biological mechanisms of VCID across the wide spectrum of pathologies, chronic systemic comorbidities, and other risk factors may lead to potential prevention and new treatment strategies to decrease the burden of dementia. Better understanding of the social d...
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
This study also found that a number of patients with COVID suffered strokes. In fact, COVID infection is a risk factor for strokes. A group of Canadian doctors found that individuals over 70 years of age were at particularly high risk for stroke related to COVID infection, but even young individuals are seven times more likely to have a stroke from this coronavirus versus a typical flu virus. Autopsy data from COVID patients in Finland suggests that another major cause of brain damage is lack of oxygen. Particularly worrisome is that several of the patients who were autopsied did not show any signs of brain injury during t...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Brain and cognitive health Coronavirus and COVID-19 Memory Neurological conditions Source Type: blogs
The objective of this study was to determine whether implementation of geriatric-specific trauma team activation (TTA) protocols appropriately identified severely-injured elderly patients. METHODS: This single-center retrospective study evaluated all severely injured (injury severity score [ISS]>15), geriatric (≥65 years) patients admitted to our Level 1 tertiary-care hospital between January 2014 and September 2017. Undertriage was defined as the lack of TTA despite presence of severe injuries. The primary outcome was all-cause in-hospital mortality; secondary outcomes were mortality within 48 hours of admissio...
Source: The American Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Am Surg Source Type: research
Authors: Ran F, Liu F, Zhang Y, Chen L Abstract BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment induced by cerebral infarction has become a devastating health problem. More efficient predictors are required to evaluate the potential cognitive decline after cerebral infarction in clinic. Serum uric acid (UA) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are two factors reported to correlate with cognitive impairment. However, the understanding on serum UA and hs-CRP with cognitive dysfunction remains unclear. METHODS: Serum UA and hs-CRP were evaluated in patients with cerebral infarction (n = 197) using single factor analy...
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
(Cleveland Clinic) The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant expected to total $3.8 million to Virendra Mishra, Ph.D., associate staff at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, to identify biomarkers - or disease indicators - to predict dementia in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conditions:   Right Hemispheric Stroke;   Dementia Intervention:   Behavioral: Emotional Prosody Training Sponsor:   Johns Hopkins University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: Serum UA and hs-CRP are two predictors for cognitive impairment post cerebral infarction.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Abstract Conventionally cardiac biomarkers are recognized as an essential tool to investigate the presence or progression of various cardiovascular diseases. However, in recent years data from several clinical trials have successfully sorted out the utility of cardiac biomarkers in diseases that are not primarily regarded as "cardiac diseases," especially neurological diseases. Results of freshly published trials have endorsed the use of cardiac biomarkers in various forms of stroke and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is also one of the other CNS conditions where measuring ca...
Source: CNS and Neurological Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: It can be speculated that presence of Val/Met heterozygosity has a destructive interaction with the SS and FHD for decreasing the cognitive function, particularly in attention and language domains. Our findings suggested that the inhibition of signaling and trafficking of Val/Met heterozygosity is possibly a practical strategy in reducing the cognitive impairments following the stroke. PMID: 32996114 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Neurol Taiwan Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWith the aging population, atrial fibrillation (AF) associations with both stroke and dementia have become a priority for the healthcare system. The purpose of this paper is to review the emerging role of clinical scores and biomarkers in the risk stratification of AF patients for risk of stroke and risk of dementia.Recent FindingsAF is the most common arrhythmia in the aging population and a common comorbidity in atherosclerotic disease and heart failure. In this review, we identified 34 most relevant papers that specifically address the role of biomarkers in risk-stratifying patients with AF with...
Source: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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