Would you take a DNA test to determine your dementia risk? asks DR MICHAEL MOSLEY
Flora Gill, daughter AA Gill and former Home Secretary Amber Rudd, recently did a home DNA test which said she had a 60 per cent chance of developing dementia, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY.
CONCLUSION: The diversity and heterogeneity of the interventions made both classification difficult and consistent judgments of the quality of the evidence difficult. From the perspective of promoting the psychosocial health of nursing home residents, the identified interventions should only be considered as suggestions or proposals for prevention and health promotion measures, and future studies should evaluate their implementation. PMID: 31727536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty AcidsAuthor(s): Kodai Ishihara, Kazuhiro P. Izawa, Masahiro Kitamura, Takayuki Shimogai, Yuji Kanejima, Tomoyuki Morisawa, Ikki ShimizuAbstractBackground: The relation between levels of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and cognitive function and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is unclear. The purpose of the present study was to examine the associations between levels of n-6 PUFAs and cognitive function and MCI in patients with CAD.MethodsWe conducted a cross-secti...
Both reduced cognitive ability and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been proposed as risk factors for dementia later in life. Moreover, a 2008 case-control study comparing 55 controls to 197 TBI patients from the Vietnam War indicated that higher intel...
Whether or not you can read and write could be a factor in your ability to stave off dementia as you grow older, according to a new study from scientists at Columbia University.
ConclusionsThis study demonstrates biomarker-based MCI prognosis and supports its role in clinical decision-making in daily practice.ResumenObjetivoEl objetivo de este estudio fue investigar el rol y pronóstico de los biomarcadores de enfermedad de Alzheimer en pacientes con diagnóstico clínico de deterioro cognitivo leve (DCL) en una clínica de memoria de Latinoamérica.MétodoOchenta y nueve pacientes con DCL, 43 con demencia tipo Alzheimer y 18 controles normales apareados por edad, sexo y escolaridad fueron estudiados con un extenso protocolo demográfico, neurológic...
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that Alzheimer disease medication might contribute to a reduction of the LOS and the number of readmissions in PWD. PMID: 31722770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: We found no evidence that long-term exposure to work-related sleep loss had resulted in cognitive decline or early dementia symptoms in this sample of retired maritime pilots. PMID: 31726459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The AD8 is a brief and sensitive screening instrument that may facilitate earlier and more accurate AD diagnosis in a variety of care settings. PMID: 31725472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion [18F]FDG PET may be useful as a non-invasive diagnostic modality in differentiating the two posterior cortical dementias, despite significant overlap. Primary visual cortical hypometabolism can serve as an independent diagnostic marker for DLB, even in the absence of TRODAT imaging.
Authors: Hermush V, Ore L PMID: 31713367 [PubMed - in process]