Midlife crisis may raise the risk of dementia

Researchers from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute found women who were happy and confient in their 50s performed better in thinking speed and memory tests by retirement age.
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This study explored the impact of the Mason Music &Memory Initiative (M3I), a web-based, micro-learning training for direct care workers, combined with the implementation of the Music &Memory intervention. The training provided a foundational understanding of dementia and the person-centered music intervention. Twenty-five direct care workers, across two long-term care communities, completed the training modules over four weeks. All participants completed a pre- and posttest, determining their knowledge and understanding of dementia and the Music &Memory intervention adopted by their facilities. Many workers fo...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research
Once dementia is part of the family, it will be part of the holidays. The person with dementia will have good days and bad days and will change as the disease progresses. One thing we can count on, though, is that a loved one with dementia will need special consideration. How does a caregiver realistically cope with the holidays? View the complete slideshow on HealthCentral for tips on how to make this holiday work for your family: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol          ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: The low agreement between amyloid PET/CT and previous clinical and instrumental assessments that we found in our study suggests that the amyloid PET/CT provides additional and early information. To perform an early and differential diagnosis of AD could have a great impact on the patient's management and cost of care in order to perform the correct therapeutic interventions and to allow family members to manage adequately the patient's demanding care. PMID: 31802055 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
Hannah Phillips, a PhD candidate in the departments of neuroscience and psychiatry at Upstate, will use the NIH grant to study frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer ’s disease.
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Research Source Type: news
Authors: Kim B, Choi Y, Kim HS, Im HI Abstract Despite decades of research on Alzheimer disease, understanding the complexity of the genetic and molecular interactions involved in its pathogenesis remains far from our grasp. Methyl-CpG Binding Protein 2 (MeCP2) is an important epigenetic regulator enriched in the brain, and recent findings have implicated MeCP2 as a crucial player in Alzheimer disease. Here, we provide comprehensive insights into the pathophysiological roles of MeCP2 in Alzheimer disease. In particular, we focus on how the alteration of MeCP2 expression can impact Alzheimer disease through risk gen...
Source: International Neurourology Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int Neurourol J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Incidental findings are common in patients with cognitive impairment from this large clinic-based series; however, few required additional medical evaluation. These data could help inform discussions between clinicians and people with cognitive symptoms regarding the likelihood and potential implications of incidental imaging findings. PMID: 31805574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
A sizable body of evidence, both mechanistic and epidemiological, supports the idea that exercise slows age-related cognitive decline. The report here is an example of the type, noting the results of a study in which some of the participants were assigned to an exercise program. The exercising participants exhibited a slower decline in cognitive function, particularly memory, in comparison to the others. This is a representative result: in general, the consensus in the scientific literature is that regular exercise is beneficial to cognitive function over the long term. Researchers theorized that the healthy lifes...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
New research in mice suggests that exposure to cadmium can lead to cognitive decline in those with the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news
This study aimed to clarify the seasonal variation effects on tot...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
ABSTRACT The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) has been described as a good tool to detect cognitive impairment. The ideal MoCA cutoff score is still under debate. The aim was to provide MoCA norms and accuracy data for seniors with a lower education level, including illiterates. Methods: Data originated from an epidemiological study conducted in the municipality of Tremembe, Brazil. The Brazilian MoCA test was applied as part of the cognitive assessment in all participants. Of the 630 participants, 385 were classified as cognitively normal (CN) and were included in the normative data set, 110 individuals were diagnosed...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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