Is dementia a preventable disease ?

Is dementia a preventable disease ? Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2019 Mar;21(1):3-4 Authors: Davidson M, Thibaut F Abstract There currently exists evidence of moderate quality that cognitive training, blood pressure management, and physical activity can delay onset or slow progression of AD.1 All other preventive interventions have cither produced negative and controversial results or are still under investigation. This issue will present reviews on both established preventive interventions and those under investigation. PMID: 31607775 [PubMed - in process]
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CONCLUSION: Regardless of the complexity in estimating the costs associated with informal caregiving in dementia, this paper provides some insights on the burden they can represent for the family income. PMID: 31962060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Aging Studies, Volume 52Author(s): Kishore Seetharaman, Habib ChaudhuryAbstractIn recent years, persons living with dementia have started advocating to have a more active role in shaping policies and interventions that impact their quality of life. In order to meaningfully involve and engage persons living with dementia in decision-making processes, community partners, providers, planners, as well as researchers and healthcare practitioners need to have a better understanding of their experience of living with dementia. Focusing on the lived experiences of dementia and advocac...
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This report calls on the government to invest in six priority research areas, which will help to deliver a life-changing treatment for dementia by doubling research funding and speeding up trials for new treatments.
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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native language, a new study finds. The study included 20 English-speaking and 18 Italian-speaking patients with primary progressive...
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Terry Jones 77, who is best known for being of the Monty Python comedy group, passed away after a long battle with dementia yesterday. The comedy legend was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia back in 2015 - what was it?
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The decline of the vascular system with age takes numerous forms, such as a loss of capillary density, stiffening of blood vessel walls leading to raised blood pressure and increased rupturing of small vessels, and leakage of the blood-brain barrier that wraps blood vessels in the central nervous system. This vascular degeneration is a distinct process from the accumulation of metabolic waste, such as amyloid-β, that characterizes neurodegenerative diseases. Age-related conditions tend to have numerous distinct causes that interact over time to make one another worse, and this is certainly true of the aging of the bra...
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When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people ’s excrement can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?The man and woman are wearing blue hospital gowns and clear face shields. Dr James Sones and Dr Indu Srinivasan are in a room in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. They are about to create something that has spread through medicine like, well, a shitstorm.Sones takes a brown gloopy material and spoons it into what looks like a regular kitchen blender. The camera zooms in to a la...
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