Dementia - if your partner adopts these four dietary preferences, it could signal decline
DEMENTIA symptoms extend across areas as diverse as behavioural, speech and language. A number of behavioural changes are associated with eating habits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More research is needed to understand how to provide optimal palliative dementia care to people living at home
Dementia is a leading cause of death,1 and keeping people with dementia at home for longer is a key governmental goal. There is growing recognition that dementia is a terminal illness and a palliative care approach may be appropriate. The EAPC provides a comprehensive definition of palliative dementia care and a framework for outcomes of good end-of-life care.2 Palliative dementia care should be continuous, proactive person-centred care with timely recognition of the dying phase while providing comfort, psychosocial and spiritual support and avoiding unnecessary burdensome treatments. Despite this recommendation, people li...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Place of death preference among people with dementia: an important conversation
As life expectancy increases, more and more people are suffering with dementia,1 with numbers anticipated to continue to rise into the foreseeable future.2 Despite this, little is known about the preferred place of death (a quality marker for end-of-life care) for patients suffering with this illness, or factors which impact the achievement of same. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comorbidity is a risk factor for poor quality of life in people with dementia
Dementia is an increasingly common health problem.1 Many individuals live with comorbidities and this is also true of those individuals with dementia. A recent editorial summarised the landscape of dementia and comorbidities through the following points: (1) comorbidities negatively influence QoL; (2) dementia overshadows recognition of comorbidities and (3) interactions between these comorbidities and dementia can lead to poorer outcomes.2 These outcomes include increased mortality, hospitalisation, and delated treatment of new and worsening symptoms.3 4 Overall, having dementia in the presence of multiple comorbidities i...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimacy and Dementia in Long-Term Care: Time for a Revisit
Long-term care communities have become the site to address some of the most compelling ethical questions of our day, and resolving these dilemmas may be especially challenging when the individual involved has lost the capacity to participate in the process. Individuals with dementia who seek intimacy in LTC settings present a unique set of challenges — absent demonstrable consent, sexual activity places the residents, their loved ones, and those who professionally care for them in significant jeopardy. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Elaine Healy Tags: Medical Ethics Source Type: news

Brushing Up on Mouth Care Boosts Comfort, Outomes in Residents with Dementia
Good oral hygiene has a positive impact on the overall health of nursing home and other post-acute and long-term care residents, but like many other functions it has taken a back seat during the pandemic. But this issue shouldn ’t and doesn’t have to fall off the radar. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Anxious, moody older adults are vulnerable to worse cognitive function
(Northwestern University) Some older adults with the neuropathology that causes dementia have more cognitive resilience than others, reports a new study. The reason: their personalities. Individuals with higher neuroticism -- a greater tendency towards anxiety, worry, moodiness and impulsivity -- were more likely to have worse cognitive function. Individuals who were self-disciplined, organized, high achievers and motivated -- known as higher conscientiousness -- had better cognitive function and memory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four of the most common early warning signs of vascular dementia
VASCULAR dementia symptoms may be difficult to spot in its early stages, and they may vary from person to person. These are the most common warning signs of the brain condition, including mild memory loss and confusion. Should you speak to a doctor about vascular dementia? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: The four simple lifestyle changes to make to help reduce your risk
DEMENTIA case numbers are increasing more than ever. How a person lives their lives could greatly determine their risk of developing the degenerative disease. Making these four changes could help to significantly reduce your risk. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vascular Dementia Risk Particularly High in Type 2 Diabetes Vascular Dementia Risk Particularly High in Type 2 Diabetes
Those with type 2 diabetes had an increased chance of developing vascular dementia in a large observational study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metformin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors With T2DM
Cognitive decline slower, dementia risk reduced in seniors with diabetes receiving metformin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Metformin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors With T2DM
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- For older adults with type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline is slower and dementia risk reduced for those receiving metformin, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in Diabetes Care. Katherine Samaras, M.B.B.S.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk
Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with up to a twofold increased risk of dementia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: Have you caught your partner staring like this? Warning sign
DEMENTIA symptoms often take the form of subtle behavioural changes at first. One telltale sign to watch out for in your partner is staring in a particular way. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent chronic pain undetected in half of people living with dementia
To coincide with World Alzheimer ’s Day, pain assessment app PainChek has published a new report on pain and dementia.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dementia, a Growing Concern
[Premium Times] Losing your memory and the sudden onset of idiosyncratic behaviours are just some of the characteristics that are associated with the natural ageing process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study: Too much or too little sleep may increase dementia risk
Getting too much or too little sleep may increase the risk for cognitive decline or dementia in older adults, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The sleep position you should avoid - it may be raising your risk of Alzheimer's disease
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and having slower thoughts. But you could be raising your risk of Alzheimer's disease signs by sleeping in a certain way. Should you change your sleep position to protect against dementia? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geriatric interdisciplinary home rehabilitation after hip fracture in people with dementia - a subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial - Karlsson, Berggren M, Olofsson B, Stenvall M, Gustafson Y, Nordstr öm P, Lindelöf N.
PURPOSE: To investigate if the effects of geriatric interdisciplinary home rehabilitation after hip fracture were different among people with dementia compared to those without dementia and to describe the overall outcome after hip fracture in people with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Music boosts memories for ethnic minority dementia patients
Charities are using tailored music to bring back memories for dementia patients from ethnic minorities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia warning: The mental health condition that could double your risk
DEMENTIA currently has no cure. But while experts try to better understand what causes the condition, a new study has found a certain mental health disorder could double a person's risk of developing symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention? Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention?
The SSRI escitalopram appears to lower amyloid-beta levels in cerebrospinal fluid of cognitively normal older adults, suggesting a potential role for these drugs in preventing Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep
Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lifestyle Changes May Aid Cognitive Abilities
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Improvements in lifestyle risk factors for dementia can lead to short-term improvements in cognition among community-dwelling adults experiencing cognitive decline, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia Risk
Title: PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 18, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Meta - Analysis Links PTSD to Increased Dementia Risk
Risk up in veterans and general population, remains significant after exclusion of high - bias studies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Passing Out From Alcohol Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk Passing Out From Alcohol Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk
Alcohol-induced loss of consciousness is associated with a doubling of the risk for subsequent dementia, regardless of overall alcohol consumption, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia? Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia?
Individuals with alcohol use disorder have higher rates of dementia, and new research suggests that thiamine deficiency might play a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: The tell-tale signs you could have dementia with Lewy bodies
DEMENTIA describes a variety of neurological conditions whereby brain functioning decreases with time. Dementia with Lewy bodies is one example, which has very specific symptoms. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis Links PTSD to Increased Dementia Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with the risk for dementia, according to a meta-analysis published online Sept. 15 in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Mia Maria Günak, from University College... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)may significantly increase the risk of dementia later in life, according to a new study. The researchers found that people with a history of PTSD were up to two times more likely to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Risk of dementia in posttraumatic stress disorder - Elias A, Rowe C, Hopwood M.
Several studies have investigated the risk of dementia in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using a varying methodology. Epidemiological studies have found an increased risk of dementia with PTSD in Vietnam veterans as well as the general population. La... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Dementia
Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher dementia risk in women with prolonged fertility
(University of Gothenburg) Women with a longer reproductive period had an elevated risk for dementia in old age, compared with those who were fertile for a shorter period, a population-based study from the University of Gothenburg shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk
Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure was associated with a lower odds of incident Alzheimer's disease and other dementia in a large retrospective cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PTSD may double risk of dementia, new analysis finds
People who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be twice as likely to have dementia later in life, according to a new study -- a finding with important implications for the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic isolation has killed thousands of Alzheimer’s patients while families watch from afar
Beyond the staggering U.S. deaths from the coronavirus, 13,200 more people than expected have died from Alzheimer’s and dementia since the pandemic started. Doctors say isolation has killed many of them. From the doorway of a nursing home, one man fights to save his wife. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

PTSD could raise the risk of dementia, study suggests
SUFFERING from post-traumatic stress disorder can double the risk of dementia, a study reveals today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET helps diagnose treatable form of dementia
PET imaging could be a useful tool for diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG levels show link between Alzheimer's, Down syndrome SNMMI 2020: Image of the Year scans reveal 'super-agers' New tau PET tracer better targets source of Alzheimer's New PET technique visualizes early Alzheimer's disease PET tracer could more precisely diagnose Alzheimer's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk
Common Sleep Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: Does this happen to your face? It could be a sign of brain decline
DEMENTIA comes in many different forms and the range of possible symptoms reflects this. The main warning sign of Huntington's disease - a type of dementia - is associated with the face. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Be Ideal For Heart Health
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Depression Worsens Over Time in Caregivers of Partners With Dementia
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Depressive symptoms worsen over time for older caregivers of partners or spouses who are newly diagnosed with dementia, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of Applied Gerontology. Melissa L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IU researchers receive grant to deploy collaborative dementia care model across Indiana
(Indiana University School of Medicine) Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BU researchers awarded NIH grant to create new framingham heart study brain aging program
(Boston University School of Medicine) Since 1976, the Framingham Heart Study (FHS)--the longest running multi-generational epidemiological study in the world--has followed participants for incident dementia. The findings have helped to analyze the differences between normal, age-related changes in thinking and disease-related pathological alterations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer's at risk of falls
(Washington University School of Medicine) Older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall may have undetected neurodegeneration in their brains that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer's dementia, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: The number of years it can take for a person to develop symptoms
DEMENTIA frequently occurs in people aged 65 and above, with the most common form of the disease being Alzheimer's disease. Yet, it can take a long time before symptoms begin to appear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Process models to understand resident-to-resident aggression among residents with dementia in long-term care - Burnes D, Syed M, Hsieh J.
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Resident-to-resident aggression (RRA) is a prevalent form of interpersonal violence in long-term care (LTC) settings. Research to guide preventive interventions is limited. Using social-ecological and need-driven dementia-compromised... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news