Illiterate people are twice as likely to develop dementia, study says

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.
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This study evaluated the clinical benefits of a health system-based comprehensive dementia care program aimed at both patients and caregivers.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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Irene Taylor Brodsky's doc reveals her deaf son's triumph and her deaf dad's Alzheimer's challenges ... "If you told my dad 50 years ago that there would be this tool that would allow him to hear, ...
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(Natural News) It is quite difficult to imagine a young child wandering into the laundry room, opening a bottle of regular laundry detergent and taking a big sip. Unfortunately, while traditional, old-fashioned laundry detergent does not have much appeal for children or for older people with cognitive issues like dementia, detergent laundry pods do. Despite...
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The bacteria in our bodies affect our minds. Cell biologist Sim Singhrao explains how improved oral hygiene, diet and exercise can stave off dementia
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Visual hallucinations (VHs) are common in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), especially those with dementia, whereas auditory hallucinations are quite rare. Recent studies have revealed the involvement of several regions along the visual information-pro...
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Visual hallucinations (VH) are commonly found in the course of synucleinopathies like Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. The incidence of VH in these conditions is so high that the absence of VH in the course of the disease should raise questions about the diagnosis. VH may take the form of early and simple phenomena or appear with late and complex presentations that include hallucinatory production and delusions. VH are an unmet treatment need. The review analyzes the past and recent hypotheses that are related to the underlying mechanisms of VH and then discusses their pharmacological modulation. Recent m...
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ConclusionsSignificant variability of regional cardiac123I-MIBG uptake is common in cases with normal planar cardiac uptake. Heterogeneity of regional uptake appears non-specific and unlikely to aid in the diagnosis of Lewy body disease.
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ConclusionsNeurological cancer increased the risk for subsequent BP by 2.4-fold, with a relatively short gap of 4.5  years.
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We thank the Editor for inviting us to respond to a Letter to the Editor by Dr. Liew1 which refers to our paper “Exposure to Antidepressant Medication and the Risk of Incident Dementia”.2 Dr. Liew raised the issue of confounding by indication in the association between antidepressant exposure and the risk of dementia. Confounding by indication occurs when the indication(s) (e.g., depression) for prescribi ng a medication (e.g., antidepressants) is potentially associated with the outcome (e.g., dementia), and so when not adequately adjusted for, the indication may make a spurious association between the medication and outcome.
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Hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids demonstrates clinical and neuroimaging heterogeneity.
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