Falling for phone scams could be an early sign of dementia, study says

The woman lives alone, but she's rarely lonely. Friends stop by most mornings, and a niece looks in weekly. Still, most of her afternoons and evenings are spent sitting in her chair, looking at the clouds and sky through a picture window. The caller sounded nice.
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Publication date: May 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 5Author(s): Naaheed Mukadam, Andrew Sommerlad, Jonathan Huntley, Gill LivingstonSummaryBackgroundNine potentially modifiable risk factors (less childhood education, midlife hearing loss, hypertension, and obesity, and later-life smoking, depression, physical inactivity, social isolation, and diabetes) account for 35% of worldwide dementia, but most data to calculate these risk factors come from high-income countries only. We aimed to calculate population attributable fractions (PAFs) for dementia in selected low-income and middle-income countries (...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 5Author(s): Richard Walker, Stella-Maria Paddick
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study found the dynamic trajectory of SCNs changes along the AD continuum and support the network disconnection hypothesis underlying AD neuropathological progression. Further, SCN may potentially serve as an effective AD biomarker.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Source: BMJ - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yue LI, Jun YANG, Li GUI, Yin-qiu FANAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects on spatial long-term memory in the rats with vascular dementia (VD) treated with moxibustion for resolving stasis and promoting meridian circulation.MethodsThe modified 2-vascular occlusion (2-VO) method was used to prepare VD animal model. The rats were randomized into a sham-operation group, a model group, a moxibustion group and a western medication group, 15 rats in each one. In the moxibustion group, mild warm moxibustion was applied to...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
DEMENTIA symptoms are most commonly associated with memory loss, but in vascular dementia memory loss is not usually the main early symptom. Before memory loss happens, the early stages of vascular dementia can be detected by a much more subtle warning sign.
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Goals consist of determining 5-year prevalence and recurrence of methadone-related delirium (MRD), along with causes, treatments, and outcomes. Sample comprised 81 patients in methadone maintenance treatment. Criteria for MRD encompassed delirium with high methadone serum levels plus alleviation of delirium upon lowering methadone serum levels. MRD occurred in 14 cases who had 25 episodes. MRD precipitants included physician prescribing (i.e., excessive methadone or medications slowing methadone metabolism), drug misuse, and renal-fluid alterations. Social affiliation (housing with family, intimate partner) reduced MRD; em...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study emphasizes the importance of understanding sex related differences in HAND pathology, which would aid in designing more optimized therapeutic regimens for the treatment of HAND.
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research centre.
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Authors: Dolara A Abstract Deprescribing is a holistic process to identify medications that can be ceased, substituted or reduced. This process can improve the health of older patients and also enhance their compliance to the prescribed medications which are actually beneficial. Recommendations and guidelines have been elaborated for extensively prescribed drugs. In clinical cardiology the process of deprescribing is a challenge for doctors because of withdrawal-related adverse effects, but it may be applied in certain clinical conditions such as the discontinuation of statin prescription in patients with advanced ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
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