A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds

Title: A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/19/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Authors: Kim YG, Park DG, Moon SY, Jeon JY, Kim HJ, Kim DJ, Lee KW, Han SJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with an increased risk for dementia. The effects of hypoglycemia on dementia are controversial. Thus, we evaluated whether hypoglycemia increases the risk for dementia in senior patients with T2DM. METHODS: We used the Korean National Health Insurance Service Senior cohort, which includes>10% of the entire senior population of South Korea. In total, 5,966 patients who had ever experienced at least one episode of hypoglycemia were matched with those who had not, using p...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase‑related signaling pathway in early Alzheimer's disease mouse models. Mol Med Rep. 2019 Oct 30;: Authors: Xing S, Hu Y, Huang X, Shen D, Chen C Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system that is characterized by progressive cognitive dysfunction and which ultimately leads to dementia. Studies have shown that energy dysmetabolism contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of a variety of aging‑associated diseases and degenerative diseases of the nervous system, including AD. One focus of research thus has be...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
When we think of dementia, we think of memory loss, but that's vastly oversimplifying it. Most people have heard of Alzheimer's, but there are other types of dementia too, says DR ELLIE..
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
DiscussionCMDs, especially when comorbid, are associated with increased dementia risk; however, leisure activities and social integration mitigate this risk.
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Aldo Ceresa, 66, who lives near Oxford, had over 30 years' experience in dentistry and oral surgery when he began making mistakes at work. He later joined a clinical trial of a new drug, aducanumab.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(Regenstrief Institute) Regenstrief Institute research scientists Christopher Callahan, M.D., and Alexia Torke, M.D., will play a key role in a major nationwide effort to improve healthcare and quality of life for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The project, funded by the National Institute on Aging, will create a massive collaborative research incubator to develop trials aimed at evaluating interventions for the disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. Drs. Callahan and Torke will lead the Training Core of the IMPACT Collaboratory.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Despite recent setbacks, disease-modifying treatments (DMTs) for Alzheimer disease (AD) might become available within a few years. These DMTs are likely to be used in the early stages of AD to avoid the progression to manifest dementia, which implies that a large reservoir of prevalent cases would need to be evaluated when DMTs first become available. Primary care providers (PCPs) would play a vital role in managing the patient flow to specialty care. We review the literature on diagnostic tests that could be used by PCPs and estimate the impact of different testing approaches on demand for specialty care. While many tests...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Special Communication Source Type: research
AbstractWe aimed to explore the coping strategies utilized by Latino caregivers of people with Alzheimer ’s disease or related dementia (ADRD). We conducted 16 semi-structured interviews with Latinos family caregivers. The interviews explored the caregivers’ experiences utilizing coping strategies. Coping strategies were identified based on a direct content analysis of the interviews. Participants were 50 to 75 years old, majority female, and from Mexico. The most common coping strategies adopted were: rationalization, social interactions, physical activity, and leisure activities. Other strategies used in...
Source: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
DEMENTIA is a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline in brain functioning, with Alzheimer ’s disease being the most common type in the UK. While there is currently no cure, a “velcro” style test has been developed to spot symptoms years before they develop.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Jie Ding, Kendra L Davis-Plourde, Sanaz Sedaghat, Phillip J Tully, Wanmei Wang, Caroline Phillips, Matthew P Pase, Jayandra J Himali, B Gwen Windham, Michael Griswold, Rebecca Gottesman, Thomas H Mosley, Lon White, Vilmundur Guðnason, Stéphanie Debette, Alexa S Beiser, Sudha Seshadri, M Arfan Ikram, Osorio Meirelles, Christophe TzourioSummaryBackgroundDementia is a major health concern for which prevention and treatment strategies remain elusive. Lowering high blood pressure with specific antihypertensive medications (AHMs) ...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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