More Evidence Healthy Lifestyle May Cut Dementia Risk

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ALZHEIMER ’S disease is the most common cause of dementia. The symptoms of the progressive disease can seem slight at first. A new study has provided a striking explanation for one early warning sign.
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There were 344,522 emergency admissions involving dementia patients like Alan Spice (pictured) in the UK in 2017/18 - the equivalent to 944 a day and up from 257,559 cases in 2013/14.
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Conditions:   Caregiver Burnout;   Dementia Interventions:   Behavioral: Savvy program;   Behavioral: Semi-structured video interviews Sponsors:   Emory University;   National Institute on Aging (NIA) Not yet recruiting
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In this study, Warmack produced crystals, both the normal and kinked types, in 15 of beta amyloid ’s amino acids. She used a modified type of cryo-electron microscopy to analyze the crystals. Cryo-electron microscopy, whose development won its creators the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry, enables scientists to see large biomolecules in extraordinary detail. Professor Tamir Gonen pioneered the mo dified microscopy, called microcrystal electron diffraction, which enables scientists to study biomolecules of any size.Eisenberg is UCLA ’s Paul D. Boyer Professor of Molecular Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institu...
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MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Heat waves can pose a serious risk to people with Alzheimer's disease, so their families should know how to keep them safe, advocates say. Extreme heat is " dangerous for everyone, but especially for someone with Alzheimer's...
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Maintaining fitness through the practice of regular exercise improves health in old age, slowing the pace of damage to the brain and consequent cognitive decline. While there is largely only correlational data in humans to show a link between exercise and a slower pace of neurodegeneration, many animal studies make it clear that exercise causes an improved trajectory for health in later life. It does not extend overall life span in mice, as is the case for calorie restriction, but is otherwise very effective for an intervention that is essentially free. This beneficial outcome is likely due to a combination of overl...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Park Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) has been proposed as a surrogate marker of cardiovascular disease. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and pre-frailty are reportedly associated with increased CIMT. As the evidence on the association of CIMT with combinations of MCI and pre-frailty is limited, this association is examined. A total of 231 older adults participated. MCI was defined according to clinical consensus or psychometric criteria by a dementia specialist, and considering detailed neuropsychological assessments. Also, pre-frailty was defined as subjects with frail component of 1 or 2. Carotid variables were...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractFrontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder primarily affecting the frontal and/or temporal lobes. Three main subtypes have been recognized: behavioural-variant FTD (bvFTD), semantic dementia (SD), and progressive nonfluent aphasia (PNFA), each of which has a distinct clinical and cognitive profile. Although the role of the cerebellum in cognition is increasingly accepted, knowledge of cerebellar changes across neuroimaging modalities and their contribution to behavioural and cognitive changes in FTD syndromes is currently scant. We conducted an anatomical/activation likelihood estimation (A...
Source: Neuropsychology Review - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2019Source: Alzheimer's &DementiaAuthor(s): Binyin Li, Yixi He, Jianfang Ma, Pei Huang, Juanjuan Du, Li Cao, Yan Wang, Qin Xiao, Huidong Tang, Shengdi ChenAbstractObjectiveGut microbiota changes before the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the alterations could be detected in the stage of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The findings might offer diagnostic biomarkers before the onset of dementia.BackgroundAD is the most common cause of dementia, and MCI is the predementia state. Recent studies suggest the alterations in the gut microbial communities associated with AD, w...
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
In conclusions, nicergoline appears to delay the speed of deterioration of cognitive function in patients with PDD based on our observation of decreased rCBF in the temporal regions and inferior frontal regions of PDD − N patients compared to PDD + N patients after 12-month of nicergoline therapy. Therefore, we cautiously suggest that nicergoline administration in PDD patients may slow progression of cognitive impairment in affected brain regions.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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