Migraines Linked to Higher Risk for Dementia, Alzheimer Disease

However, no link seen between migraines and vascular dementia
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

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Abstract PURPOSE: Psychological stress is a significant health problem in veterans and their family members. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stress lead to the onset, progression, and worsening of several inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases in veterans and civilians. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive, irreversible neuroinflammatory disease that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. TBIs and chronic psychological stress cause and accelerate the pathology of neuroinflammatory diseases such as AD. However, the precise molecular and cellular mechanisms governing neuroinflammation and ne...
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Air pollution is associated with increased risk of certain common neurological disorders. More specific studies are needed to investigate the impact of seasonal haze on neurological conditions in Southeast Asia. PMID: 32200394 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Acad Med Singapore Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Brexpiprazole 2 mg/day has the potential to be efficacious, safe, and well tolerated in the treatment of AAD. PMID: 31708380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
New research finds a 'significant' association between a history of migraine and various forms of dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in particular.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news
An 88-year-old man with Alzheimer's dementia who previously received a diagnosis of solitary Fuhrman grade 2 renal cell carcinoma1 managed with active surveillance presented to the emergency department for progressive left-sided headache and difficulty recognizing numbers and letters. He and his family denied history of trauma, fall, or anticoagulant use. This occurred 1  week after presenting to the same emergency department with a headache and being discharged home after negative head computed tomography, 2 months after spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage involving the right central sulcus, and 11 months a...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Gray Zone Source Type: research
Rationale: The traditional Japanese Kampo medicine Yokukansan (TSUMURA Yokukansan extract granules) was originally used to treat neurosis, insomnia, night crying, and irritability and/or agitation in infants and recently it has also been used for neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease or other dementia in Japan. Furthermore, several recent studies have reported the efficacy of Kampo medicines for various types of headache. Here, we report a case of severe chronic migraine refractory to prophylactic therapy using various western medicines and Japanese Kampo medicines that had resulted in a leave of absence from ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
This study explores how Mexican origin women experience dementia caregiving, and the coping strategies they use to manage their caregiving situations. Nine wo men were identified as caregivers of a family member with AD or dementia from a larger study on caregiving. Interviews with them were collected and subsequently analyzed using a modified grounded theory approach to reduce the data to identify thematic content. All but one participant described careg iving as “tiring,” “wearing,” or “hard.” They reported suffering from stress, insomnia, nervousness, migraines, and/or depression beca...
Source: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
In this study, a significant (30%) increase in maximum lifespan of mice was found after nonablative transplantation of 100 million nucleated bone marrow (BM) cells from young donors, initiated at the age that is equivalent to 75 years for humans. Moreover, rejuvenation was accompanied by a high degree of BM chimerism for the nonablative approach. Six months after the transplantation, 28% of recipients' BM cells were of donor origin. The relatively high chimerism efficiency that we found is most likely due to the advanced age of our recipients having a depleted BM pool. In addition to the higher incorporation rates, ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Study shows even healthy individuals may be at risk although reasons are unclear Related items fromOnMedica Celebrities back brain donation campaign UK C-diff testing "inaccurate and inconsistent" A healthy middle age combats dementia Alzheimer's link to reduced cancer risk Aura migraines double stroke risk in some groups
Source: OnMedica Latest News - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that the presence and extent of cSS are associated with reduced CSF ß-amyloid 42 levels. Further studies are needed to investigate the underlying mechanisms of this association. Introduction Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA)—characterized by the deposition of ß-amyloid in the walls of leptomeningeal vessels—is a common cerebral small vessel disease and a major cause of intracerebral hemorrhage in the elderly (1–3). Furthermore, it has become evident that CAA is associated with cognitive impairment (4). Specifically, it has been shown that CAA patien...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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