Calls to dementia helpline have DOUBLED since 2009 and surge 40% at Christmas

British charity the Alzheimer's Society said people notice changes in their relatives' behaviour at Christmas. Sandy Sweet (pictured) spotted an issue when her mother didn't recognise her friends.
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This report summarizes the discussion and recommendations from a working group convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to evaluate the state of the field in VCID research, identify research priorities, and foster collaborations. As discussed in this report, advances in understanding the biological mechanisms of VCID across the wide spectrum of pathologies, chronic systemic comorbidities, and other risk factors may lead to potential prevention and new treatment strategies to decrease the burden of dementia. Better understanding of the social d...
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
DEMENTIA is the name for a number of progressive brain conditions that currently have no cure. A compound found in a popular sweet treat may raise your risk of brain decline.
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Authors: Michelerio A, Tomasini CF Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by a cluster of signs and symptoms manifesting with difficulties in memory, language disturbances, psychological and psychiatric changes and difficulty in carrying out daily activities. Although it may seem to be far from a dermatologic competence, the ageing of populations in industrialized and developing countries has changed things making AD a multidisciplinary question. Indeed, this neurodegenerative disorder is not exclusively neurological, but rather may involve multiple tissues and organs. The abnormalities in metabolic and...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Photo credit Matteo Vistocco One of the most commonly asked questions about cognitive issues is “Is it Alzheimer’s or dementia?” The short answer is, Alzheimer’s is one type of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.” View this slideshow on HealthCentral for more insight into the confusion between the words "Alzheimer's" and "dementia." Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregive...
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Purpose of review The present review aims to address the clinical benefits of using nicotinamide riboside, a precursor to the essential pyridine nucleotide, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) as a therapeutic agent to attenuate age-related cognitive decline. Recent findings Oral supplementation with nicotinamide riboside can inhibit the accumulation of pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease and improve learning and memory in various murine models for dementia. Nicotinamide riboside can also reduce DNA damage, neuroinflammation, apoptosis, and improved hippocampal synaptic plasticity in diabetic mice, and ...
Source: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care - Category: Nutrition Tags: MICRONUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTATION AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS: Edited by Nathalie M. Delzenne and Henry C. Lukaski Source Type: research
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Conclusions 18F-PI-2620 PET might be a sensitive tool to detect cortical tau deposits in patients with Aβ+ AD and Aβ+ non-AD tauopathies. Furthermore, this study showed that “off-target” binding in the basal ganglia does not affect 18F-PI-2620.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
(Wiley) There are concerns that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. To investigate, researchers compared exposure to general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia during elective surgery, looking for potential links to the development of dementia.
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD), low serum albumin, and anemia are known risk factors for cognitive decline in older people. We investigated the association between kidney function and cognitive impairment severi...
Source: BMC Geriatrics - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Title: What Are the Seven Stages of Lewy Body Dementia?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
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