Medical News Today: How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?

Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate.
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Losing one’s memories, and therefore one’s identity, must be a terrifying experience. With a global estimate of almost 50 million people living with dementia, predicted to rise to more than 130 million by 2050, the burden of Alzheimer&rsq...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diagnostics Exclusive Genetics Geriatrics Medicine Neurology Source Type: blogs
Authors: Oppedal K, Ferreira D, Cavallin L, Lemstra AW, Ten Kate M, Padovani A, Rektorova I, Bonanni L, Wahlund LO, Engedal K, Nobili F, Kramberger M, Taylor JP, Hort J, Snædal J, Blanc F, Walker Z, Antonini A, Westman E, Aarsland D, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Abstract INTRODUCTION: We explored regional brain atrophy patterns and their clinical correlates in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). METHODS: In this multicentre study, we included a total of 333 patients with DLB, 352 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and 233 normal controls and used medial temporal lobe atrophy, posterior at...
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Exploration of measures in the eye may provide surrogate indices of microvascular lesions relevant to dementia. PMID: 30439332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
The study looked at compounds called phenylindanes that may help protect against dementia. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Dementia Source Type: blogs
Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer's biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news
First described clinically in 1906, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and form of dementia worldwide. Despite its prevalence, only five therapies are currently approved for AD, all dealing with the symptoms rather than the underlying causes of the disease. A multitude of experimental evidence has suggested that the once thought inconsequential process of neuroinflammation does, in fact, contribute to the AD pathogenesis. One such central nervous system (CNS) cell type critical to this process are microglia. Plastic in nature with varied roles, microglia are emerging as key contributors t...
Source: British Journal of Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE THEMED ISSUE Source Type: research
ConclusionsMCI subgroups with different 5 ‐year outcomes had some distinct characteristics suggesting different underlying causes. The progressors, unlike the reverters, had a profile broadly typical of Alzheimer's disease; the stable MCIs had other, including vascular, morbidity. These data shed light on the heterogeneity of MCI in the p opulation.
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
(Natural News) The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as “a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.” However, over 40 percent of dementia diagnoses are actually wrong. Here are seven health conditions that are often confused for dementia or Alzheimer’s. Side effects of artificial flavors, food colors, and sweeteners...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A geroprotector is a drug or supplement that either slows the underlying causes of aging or produces a greater resistance to the damage of aging. In either case health is prolonged and mortality decreased. Calorie restriction mimetics are the best example of the type, but the category is expansive enough to include well known drugs such as aspirin. As you might imagine of a class of treatments that includes aspirin, the size of effect when it comes to additional years of life is fairly small, even in those cases in which the benefits are reliable. Geroprotectors largely work through upregulation of stress responses, someth...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
This study used blogs written by family caregivers of persons with ADRD to explore self-care strategies practiced by these caregivers. Using a qualitative thematic analysis, seven themes related to self-care approaches used by caregivers of persons with ADRD were identified: (1) health and wellness; (2) altruism and activism; (3) reminiscing and legacy building; (4) social support; (5) information exchange; (6) organization and planning; and (7) spirituality. By understanding the ways in which caregivers for someone with ADRD practice self-care, interventions and services can be developed in an effort to improve caregiver ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
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