Dementia: How long do you sleep for at night? You may be at a 30% higher risk of dementia

DEMENTIA is a destructive set of symptoms associated with progressive brain decline. Research continues to shed light on the contributing risk factors, raising the possibility of early intervention to forestall it. According to a study published in the journal Nature, a particular sleep pattern puts you at a 30 percent higher risk of dementia.
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Conclusion: The result of this study indicates that the microstate dynamics is disturbed in RBD, which might jeopardize the flexibility and adaptability of the brain. Microstates are potential biomarkers to explore the early electrophysiological abnormality of alpha-synucleinopathy diseases.
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This study was conducted as a pilot project to evaluate the feasibility of building an integrate dementia platform converging preexisting dementia cohorts from several variable levels. The following four cohorts were used to develop this pilot platform: 1) Clinical Research Center for Dementia of South Korea (CREDOS), 2) Korean Brain Aging Study for Early Diagnosis and Prediction of Alzheimer's disease (K-BASE), 3) Environmental Pollution-induced Neurological Effects (EPINEF) study, and 4) a prospective registry in Dementia Platform Korea project (DPKR). A total of 29916 patients were included in the platform with 348 inte...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Overall, the pooled prevalence of apathy, depression, anxiety, irritability, agitation and aggression, sleep disorders, and eating disorder was generally high in patients with dementia. Also, the prevalence of some BPSD characteristics differed according to the type and the severity of dementia. The methodological quality of the included studies is not the best, and high heterogeneity may affect the certainty of the findings. However, the results of this review can deepen our understanding of the prevalence of BPSD.Systematic Review Registration:, identifier: 10.17605/OSF.IO/DMJ7K.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
A 62-year-old patient was forgetting things and was worried she might be developing dementia.Medscape Internal Medicine
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The military population face a unique set of risk factors that may increase the risk of being diagnosed with dementia. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a higher prevalence in this group in comparison to the civili...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The residence of PwDs and cohabitation status may contribute to poor sleep quality among PwDs' family members. The circumstances faced by cohabiting and non-cohabiting family members should be considered when evaluating sleep quality in family members of PwDs, and appropriate interventions may be needed to improve sleep quality in both cohabiting and non-cohabiting family members.PMID:34649394 | DOI:10.3961/jpmph.21.077
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: PRNP examination is of guiding significance for the diagnosis of the FFI of depression. Hence, it is very necessary to perform PRNP examination in clinical diagnosis of FFI of depression.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Chronobiol Int. 2021 Oct 14:1-14. doi: 10.1080/07420528.2021.1989446. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTNight shift workers make up an essential part of the modern workforce. However, night shift workers have higher incidences of late in life diseases and earlier mortality. Night shift workers experience circadian rhythm disruption due to working overnight. Sleep disruption is thought to increase oxidative stress, defined as an imbalance of excess pro-oxidative factors and reactive oxygen species over anti-oxidative activity. Oxidative stress can damage cells, proteins and DNA and can eventually lead to varied chronic diseases...
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