Dementia care: The sign in your eyes that could signal the brain condition

DEMENTIA is a progressive neurological condition that mainly affects people over the of 65, although it is not a natural part of ageing. Spotting the early warning signs is key to maintaining quality of life for as long as possible. A recent study suggests that Alzheimer ’s disease, the most common form of dementia, can be signalled by a change in your eyes.
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ConclusionThese findings provide further support that race modifies the AD phenotypes downstream from cerebral amyloid deposition, and identifies key inter-subsystem connections for deep imaging and neuropathologic characterization.
Source: Translational Neurodegeneration - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
(Alzheimer Europe) Today, at a European Parliament lunch debate, Alzheimer Europe launched a new report presenting the findings of its collaborative analysis of recent prevalence studies and setting out updated prevalence rates for dementia in Europe. The report findings show that, despite a marked reduction in the prevalence of dementia, the number of people with dementia is nonetheless set to double by 2050.
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Photo credit Niklas Hamann  “My mom is 81 and lives alone in her condo,” Judy Hanson writes. “Her arthritis is painful, but she gets around with a walker. Her mind is okay for now, though she is sometimes forgetful. I also feel that she is lonely. “I’m worried about her safety and have been telling her for several years that she needs help,” she continues. “I’m not proud to say that I’ve stooped to yelling at her, but I have done it. I hate the thought of her falling and not having help, and I also think she’d be happier with more company. There’s ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) The proteinβ-arrestin-2 increases the accumulation of brain-damaging tau tangles, a cause several forms of dementia, by interfering with removal of excess tau from the brain, a new study by the University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine found. The research suggests a new treatment approach that could be preventive for those at risk or with mild cognitive impairment, and also for those with Alzheimer's disease and other overt dementias caused by tau.
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CONCLUSIONS: LS is a common disease of elderly women. The overall mortality is decreased whereas mortality due to vulvar cancer is increased. PMID: 32065721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
(Natural News) A California company is marketing a robotic dog they’re developing to be a best friend that can comfort people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The makers said that this robot dog will be able to provide companionship for people by responding to human voice and touch with “life-like motions.” Entrepreneur Tom...
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ski J Abstract The majority of research works to date suggest that major depressive disorder (MDD) is a risk factor for dementia and may predispose to cognitive decline in both early and late onset variants. The presence of depression may not, however, reflect the cause, rather, an effect: it may be a response to cognitive impairment or alters the threshold at which cognitive impairment might manifest or be detected. An alternative hypothesis is that depression may be part of a prodrome to Alzheimer's disease (AD), suggesting a neurobiological association rather than one of psychological response alone. Genetic po...
Source: Current Alzheimer Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Alzheimer Res Source Type: research
Authors: Niznik JD, Zhao X, He M, Aspinall SL, Hanlon JT, Nace D, Thorpe JM, Thorpe CT Abstract INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the impact of deprescribing acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) on aggressive behaviors and incident antipsychotic use in nursing home (NH) residents with severe dementia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of Medicare claims, Part D, Minimum Data Set for NH residents aged 65+ with severe dementia receiving AChEIs in 2016. Aggressive behaviors were measured using the aggressive behavior scale (ABS; n = 30,788). Incident antipsychotic prescriptions were evaluated among antipsyc...
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Learning to walk with a 4-wheeled walker increases cognitive demands in people with Alzheimer's dementia (AD). However, it is expected that experience will offset the increased cognitive demand. Current research has not yet evaluated gait in pe...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause persistent cognitive changes and ongoing neurodegeneration in the brain. Accumulating epidemiological and pathological evidence implicates TBI in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of d...
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