Medical News Today: 7 'simple' steps for heart health may also stave off dementia

New research examines the link between heart health at 50 years of age, and the risk of developing dementia 25 years later, on average.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

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DiscussionThese findings reveal that visuospatial deficits may derive from distinct brain alterations in AD and DLB. We propose that the inabilities to perform correctly the QSPT task is related to altered visuoperceptual process in DLB, and visuospatial process in AD. This is consistent with our results showing hypometabolism in brain system related to visuoperceptual processing, namely the occipital cortex in DLB, and visuospatial processing, namely parietal cortex in AD.
Source: Neuropsychologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Molecular and Cellular NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Ju Gao, Luwen Wang, Tingxiang Yan, George Perry, Xinglong WangAbstractGenetic mutations in TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Importantly, TDP-43 proteinopathy, characterized by aberrant phosphorylation, ubiquitination, cleavage or nuclear depletion of TDP-43 in neurons and glial cells, is a common prominent pathological feature of various major neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, FTD, and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although the pathomechan...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Cowan TL Abstract Background: Negative attitudes toward dementia can delay care and diagnosis, increase social isolation, and limit recognition of the positive attributes of people living with dementia. The purpose of this project was to explore whether Dementia Friends sessions affected attitudes toward people living with dementia. Dementia Friends is a program which includes basic information about dementia that was developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom and is now offered in the United States. Participants: For this study, 101 adults ages 18 years and older were recruited from l...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Christopher A Lane, Josephine Barnes, Jennifer M Nicholas, Carole H Sudre, David M Cash, Thomas D Parker, Ian B Malone, Kirsty Lu, Sarah-Naomi James, Ashvini Keshavan, Heidi Murray-Smith, Andrew Wong, Sarah M Buchanan, Sarah E Keuss, Elizabeth Gordon, William Coath, Anna Barnes, John Dickson, Marc Modat, David ThomasSummaryBackgroundMidlife hypertension confers increased risk for cognitive impairment in late life. The sensitive period for risk exposure and extent that risk is mediated through amyloid or vascular-related mechanisms are p...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Could a pacemaker for the brain improve the memories of people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease? New research suggests it might be possible one day: Electrical stimulation directed at key memory regions of the brain...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
In conclusion, recent research shows physical activity to be a promising intervention for the prevention and non-pharmacological treatment of dementia in that it contributes to the improvement of patients' quality of life. However, results vary according to the particularly characteristics of the exercise under review, such as type, intensity, frequency, and duration. It is therefore important to gain both awareness and understanding of the specific factors that give physical activity its therapeutic potential leading to the development of exercise programs designed specially to treat dementia. PMID: 31425142 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatriki Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cognitive Deficits;   Alzheimer Disease Intervention:   Procedure: Acupunture Sponsor:   N & S Neurology Center, A Medical Group, Inc Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news
Conditions:   Cognitive Deficits;   Alzheimer Disease Intervention:   Procedure: Acupunture Sponsor:   N & S Neurology Center, A Medical Group, Inc Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Mahla RS PMID: 31422801 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
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