U.S. Dementia-Linked Death Rate More Than Doubles

The analysis found that dementia was the primary cause for nearly 262,000 deaths in 2017, nearly half from Alzheimer's disease. That's up from about 84,000 deaths attributed to dementia in 2000.
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MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology researchers reveal atomic structures of the abnormal tau filaments associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a head injury-associated neurodegenerative disease, differ in structure from those seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
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Authors: Sharma R, Kuca K, Nepovimova E, Kabra A, Rao MM, Prajapati PK Abstract INTRODUCTION: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder prevalent worldwide among elderly populations. Owing to limited efficacy, side effects and poor patient compliance for current rationally designed therapies, options are being searched from alternate therapies such as Indian (Ayurvedic), Chinese or other traditional systems. Areas covered: Following a comprehensive literature search, the authors provide a review encompassing: (i) pathophysiological changes involved in AD (ii) Ayurvedic holistic approach and...
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Another study has linked chronic periodontitis to higher dementia risk. However, it is the first to show that the link is independent of lifestyle factors.
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Ads abound for products that claim to treat or prevent serious health conditions. Unfortunately, these products often are unproven and useless. Sometimes the ads even make false promises for Alzheimer ’s disease and dementia – conditions for which science has no cure.
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Review ArticlesSonia Moreno-Grau, Agust ín Ruiz,Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine,Volume 18, pp e11Abstract
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Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Ellen Dicks, Lisa Vermunt, Wiesje M. van der Flier, Pieter Jelle Visser, Frederik Barkhof, Philip Scheltens, Betty M. Tijms, for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging InitiativeAbstractBackgroundGrey matter (GM) atrophy in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is most commonly modeled as a function of time. However, this approach does not take into account inter-individual differences in initial disease severity or changes due to aging. Here, we modeled GM atrophy within individuals across the AD clinical spectrum as a function of time, aging and MMSE...
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New evidence suggests that a combined light and sound stimulation therapy could boost brain health and improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
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The Academy for Health and Lifespan Research was recently announced, an initiative analogous to that of the long-running Longevity Dividend group, but hopefully more energetic and more focused on at least some rejuvenation biotechnologies such as senolytic therapies. The principals include many of the researchers now involved in startup biotech companies working on ways to intervene in the mechanisms of aging, and the goal is to generate greater support for development of means to slow or reverse aging and age-related disease. David Sinclair is associated with Life Biosciences and its collection of portfolio companies, and...
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CONCLUSION: The hypothesis that patients are likely to be overweight or obese before the development of AD and that this may be associated with an increased risk of dementia is sugg ested.RESUMO OBJETIVO: Foram estudados os usu ários do programa de distribuição de medicamentos especializados da rede pública de saúde de Guarapuava, Paraná, Brasil. MÉTODOS: Uma coorte prospectiva, em que os idosos foram examinados em dois momentos, com um intervalo de três anos, com 30 pacientes na fase I e 16 na fase II. A metodolo gia foi composta por visitas domiciliares, avalia&ccedi...
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DiscussionComputerized cognitive training significantly improved global cognitive function, which was supported by the improved brain plasticity. Incorporation of biomarkers should be implemented in cognitive training trials.
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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