Anticonvulsants for behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia: protocol for a systematic review
DiscussionThis is a protocol for a systematic review addressing the anticonvulsant group of medications as a whole, and as such, our results will inform current clinical practice in the use of anticonvulsants for BPSD. It will also help clinicians and policy makers compare the efficacy of anticonvulsants compared to antidepressants and antipsychotics as well as identify areas which will need further study.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42017079826
Regardless of how much genetic risk someone has, a good diet, adequate exercise, limiting alcohol and not smoking made dementia less likely
Insomnia is where people have extreme difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning (most adults need between seven and nine hours' sleep)
With the advances of modern medicine, people are living longer than ever before worldwide. Consequently, an increase in patients with dementia has become a serious social concern, with Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) being the most common form of dementia. In 2015, the World Alzheimer Report estimated that approximately 46.8 million people had AD and other types of dementia worldwide. Accordingly, the number of such patients is predicted to increase to more than 131.5 million by the year 2050. Therefore, the development of new therapeutic alternatives to control AD progression and even reverse the disease is urgently needed.
Adhering to a healthy lifestyle reduces the chances of developing dementia, even among those at genetic risk for dementia, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal _ a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
Multisensory impairment may serve as a potential marker to help identify older adults at increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer disease.Medscape Medical News
BRITONS whose genes make them more likely to develop dementia could slash their risk by a third by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a study found. Scientists said the groundbreaking findings challenge the common belief that some people are doomed to develop the condition due to their DNA.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results on various experimental tests, including one that seems 88% accurate at indicating Alzheimer’s risk. Doctors are hoping for something to use during routine exams, where most dementia symptoms are evaluated, to gauge who needs more extensive testing. Current tools such as brain scans and spinal fluid tests are too ex...