Antacid medication linked to vitamin B-12 deficiency

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say long-term use of a popular type of antacid medication can lead to vitamin B-12 deficiency and if left untreated can increase dementia risk.
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With the advances of modern medicine, people are living longer than ever before worldwide. Consequently, an increase in patients with dementia has become a serious social concern, with Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) being the most common form of dementia. In 2015, the World Alzheimer Report estimated that approximately 46.8 million people had AD and other types of dementia worldwide. Accordingly, the number of such patients is predicted to increase to more than 131.5 million by the year 2050. Therefore, the development of new therapeutic alternatives to control AD progression and even reverse the disease is urgently needed.
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Adhering to a healthy lifestyle reduces the chances of developing dementia, even among those at genetic risk for dementia, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
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Multisensory impairment may serve as a potential marker to help identify older adults at increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer disease.Medscape Medical News
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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Most people with Alzheimer disease and related dementias will experience agitated and/or aggressive behaviors during the later stages of the disease. These behaviors cause significant stress for people living with dementia and their ...
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Hospitalisation is often harmful for people with dementia and results in high societal costs, so avoidance of unnecessary admissions is a global priority. However, no intervention has yet reduced admissions of...
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The objective of this study was to provide contemporary sex-stratified evidence on patterns of ChEI use by community-dwelling older adults with dementia to inform opportunities to optimize drug prescribing.MethodsWe conducted a population-based cross-sectional study examining ChEI use in older adults with dementia in Ontario, Canada. We identified all community-dwelling individuals aged 66 years and older with a pre-existing diagnosis of dementia as of 1 April, 2016. We examined the prevalence of ChEI use among women and men separately, and explored the association between ChEI use and age, sex, income status, geographic l...
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Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: Journal of Herbal MedicineAuthor(s): Swati Vyas, S.L. Kothari, Sumita KachhwahaAbstractWith the rise in the ageing population in the last few decades, dementia has emerged as a serious global health issue. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia. Despite extensive drug development research, only a limited number of FDA-approved drugs are available for AD. As these drugs provide symptomatic relief only and are frequently associated with adverse effects, there remains an urgent need for developing alternative approaches to AD therapeutics. Several me...
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“In my case, symptoms began to appear when I was only 57. In fact, the doctors believe early-onset Alzheimer’s has a strong genetic predictor, and that it may have been progressing for some years before I was diagnosed.” – Pat Summitt  Anyone who’s gone through the experience of a loved one developing Alzheimer’s disease and progressively deteriorating to a shell of their former selves knows how devastating this brain disease is for both patient and those who love and care for him or her.  Memory Performance Changes May Show Up in 20s with Family History of Alzheimer’s St...
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