New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk
In the largest study of its kind to date, investigators found a modest but worrisome association between use of benzodiazepines and an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Assessment of delirium in hospital for people with dementia
The National Audit of Dementia examines aspects of the care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Massachusetts Law Offers Fresh Approach To Caring For Alzheimer ’ s Patients
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, August 15, 2018 (State House News Service) — A new state law aims to change the way Alzheimer’s Disease diagnoses and treatment are handled in Massachusetts in hopes of addressing what one advocate said is currently the “single largest unaddressed public health threat.” The law, which Gov. Charlie Baker signed on Aug. 9 and marked with a ceremonial signing on Wednesday, requires the creation of an “integrated state plan to address and assist in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease,” establishes an advisory council on research and treatment, and calls upon docto...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Alzheimer's Disease Local TV Source Type: news

Wearable scanners to transform study of how brains work
UK researchers develop sensors to investigate areas from dementia to decision-making (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors
Title: Dialysis Linked to Dementia in SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - August 15, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Mum battling rare form of dementia at the age of 33
Rachel's daughter Brooke, eight, will have to wait until she is 18 to be tested for the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia training standards framework
In 2018, a review of the original 'Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework' was undertaken, led by the original project partners; Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care. The update and review included several additions regarding food, drink and oral health and the updated framework was re-titled the Dementia Training Standards Framework. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Older kidney failure patients on hemodialysis have high rates of dementia, which is associated with an increased risk of early death, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 357,000 dialysis patients aged... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Elephants and Alzheimer's; Omega-3 and Epilepsy; Eye Disease and Dementia
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Dementia breakthrough as scientists discover genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease
NEW GENES that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease have been identified by scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Both Abstinence and High Alcohol Use Linked to Dementia
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Abstinence in midlife and consumption of more than 14 units of alcohol per week are associated with increased risk of dementia, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in The BMJ. S éverine Sabia, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deaths from resident-to-resident incidents in dementia offers insights to inform policy
(University of Minnesota) Analyzing the incidents between residents in dementia in long-term care homes may hold the key to reducing future fatalities among this vulnerable population, according to a new research from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors could be allowed to end the lives of patients with dementia
The proposals mean patients who could otherwise survive years would die. Removed tubes mean an incapacitated patient will die of thirst and starvation after a short period of time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking Past Dementia Reveals Hidden Life Threats
You and your partner just went into service when the radio begins to chirp, “Unit 10, respond Code 3 to Seniorville Nursing Facility for an 85-year-old female with altered mental status.” You kick the truck into gear and are quickly on scene. The patient’s nurse tells you that the patient has been at the facility for three days for rehabilitation after a hip replacement that occurred one week ago. The patient was initially OK, but over the last 24 hours has been anorexic (i.e., not eating), agitated and is refusing to allow healthcare providers to assess her. Her condition has become so severe that they b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph K. Mesches, NRP, FP-C Tags: Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

MRI shows kids benefit from parental conversation
MRI brain scans of young children show that conversations with adults can create...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy MRI ties high blood pressure to dementia risk MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke MRI reveals effect of mild TBI on brain white matter MRI shows maternal depression meds affect babies' brains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

This May Be the Secret to Feeling Younger and Living Longer
Studies suggest that feeling younger may actually help you live to be older. Now, new research points to a way to keep that youthful state of mind, at least for elderly adults: feel in control. “On days when you felt above your average control perceptions — you felt more controlled for you — you tended to feel younger,” says Jennifer Bellingtier, a postdoctoral psychology researcher at Friedrich Schiller University in Germany, of her findings, which she presented her research at the recent annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention (and which have not been published in a scientific j...
Source: TIME: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Aging healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Age-related diseases like cancer and dementia could be preventable, scientists discover
Researchers from Exeter University found that injecting small amounts of the chemical  hydrogen sulphide into cells' 'energy powerhouse' allows them to better control gene regulation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having hobbies in middle age could help reduce your chances of getting dementia
Cambridge scientists discovered activities such as reading, playing sport and socialising contribute to maintaining brain power in old age - and may help reduce the risk of dementia in later life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recorded dementia diagnoses, July 2018
NHS Digital has published data about people with dementia at each GP practice, so that the NHS (GPs and commissioners) can make informed choices about how to plan their services around their patients needs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccine Being Tested To Prevent Dementia In People With Down Syndrome
BOSTON (CBS) – Local researchers are testing an experimental vaccine that may not only prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome, but in those without Down syndrome as well. People with Down syndrome are at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s-like dementia at a very young age. Michael Clayburgh, 29, has Down syndrome, but that doesn’t hold him back. “Michael has three jobs,” says Nancy Novelline Clayburgh, Michael’s mom.  “He works at Target, McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts.” Dr. Brian Skotko and Michael Clayburgh (WBZ-TV) He’s also qui...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Down Syndrome Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

The woman aged 39 with dementia: Mother-of-two has the same condition that killed her father at 40
Sarah Park,  from Rochdale, first became concerned 18 months ago when she started mixing up her children's washing, which doctors dismissed as depression after brain scans came back clear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’s New Hope For Preventing Alzheimer’s — And It Could Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Researchers Think Preventing Alzheimer ’s Might Actually Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Elderly patients on dialysis have a high risk of dementia
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nurse sets up dementia support caf é at Devon hospital
A dementia support caf é is due to be launched by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust next week to support people living with the condition and those who care for them. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dementia appears more likely in black ethnic groups
Dementia diagnosis 28% higher in black men than in white men Related items fromOnMedica Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area Dementia more likely in people with poor health Huge cost of dementia revealed Integrated personal commissioning pilots revealed Vulnerable failed by Act designed to protect them (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Possible factor in early dementia, Parkinson's detection found
A possible factor for early detection of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's has been identified. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of patients with eye problems are 50% more likely to develop dementia
More than 550,000 people in the UK and 5.5 million in the US are estimated to have the memory-robbing disorder. The University of Washington trial could lead to ways of spotting those at high risk earlier on. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dizziness on Standing May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up may be a risk factor for stroke and dementia years down the road, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Stroke Dementia Blood Pressure Source Type: news

Likelihood of dementia ‘higher among black ethnic groups’
Rates of dementia diagnosis are higher among black ethnic groups compared to white and Asian groups in the UK, according to researchers from London. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Black people face a 28% greater risk of dementia, finds study
Scientists at University College London and King's College London conducted the eight year-long study. The team, led by Dr Claudia Cooper, published their findings in the journal Clinical Epidemiology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black people face a 28% greater risk of dementia
Scientists at University College London and King's College London conducted the eight year-long study. The team, led by Dr Claudia Cooper, published their findings in the journal Clinical Epidemiology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innovative technology will allow dementia patients to live independently in their own homes
(Natural News) U.K. researchers have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will reportedly allow patients with dementia to move out of their residential care facilities and back to their own homes. The AI will keep an all-seeing electronic eye on the well-being of the patient using the Internet of Things, an article on Science Daily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increases in UK life expectancy have slowed
Slow-down evident since 2011, latest ONS data reveal Related items fromOnMedica One in three people born this year in UK will develop dementia Plans launched to curb over-use of antipsychotics NICE takes U-turn on dementia drugs GP leaders welcome U-turn on dementia payments People with dementia let down by health and social care services, say GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check
The latest published data shows the last five year performance of the NHS Health Check, with over 14 million people being offered a Health Check and almost 7 million having one. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia diagnosis could be made earlier if use of robots in GP surgeries becomes the norm
USING artificial intelligence to examine GPs' patient notes could identify dementia cases years earlier than at present, research suggests. Early possible signs of dementia - ranging from missing GP appointments to high blood pressure - are likely to be recorded in existing patient records. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-drug therapies ‘best’ for managing dementia symptoms
Non-drug approaches should be prioritised in treating agitation in people with Alzheimer ’s Disease, according to a group of the world’s leading experts on the condition. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dementia UK director slams 'fractured' care system - 'the government has SO much to do'
DEMENTIA care needs to be a priority and government has “so much to do” to create a dementia-tolerant society, Dementia UK Director of Clinical Services Paul Edwards told Express.co.uk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Dear Doctor' Letters Use Peer Pressure, Government Warning To Stop Overprescribing
Researchers found that a simple letter to doctors, focusing on their high prescribing rates, reduced their tendency to give risky antipsychotic drugs to their patients, including some with dementia.(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ina Jaffe Source Type: news

Retired pro football and hockey players learn that CTE isn't inevitable
(Wolters Kluwer Health) An in-depth study of retired football and hockey players--including cognitive, psychological, and brain imaging techniques--finds no increase in the rate of early-onset dementia, reports the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR). The official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America, JHTR is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study of 21 retired NFL and NHL players doesn't find evidence of early onset dementia
(University at Buffalo) New University at Buffalo research is adding important information to the body of knowledge about the cognitive and behavioral status of a group of retired professional athletes who spent their careers in contact sports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Likelihood of dementia higher among black ethnic groups
(University College London) Rates of dementia diagnosis are higher among black ethnic groups compared to white and Asian groups in the UK, a new UCL-led study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two dementia wards close due to shortage of nursing staff
Two wards for dementia patients have been temporarily closed by NHS Grampian due to nurse shortages. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Restore your bladder, LOSE YOUR MIND: Oxybutynin bladder drug found to drastically increase the risk of dementia
(Natural News) A common drug for urinary incontinence may increase the risk of dementia, according to a recent study. Researchers said the bladder drug oxybutynin, which helps relieve muscle spasms that trigger overactive bladder syndrome, was consistently shown to raise the risk of dementia and impaired cognitive function when taken orally. According to the study, 16... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroscientist reveals how good night's sleep can stave off dementia
Sleep disturbance precedes the onset of Alzheimer ’s by several years, suggesting that it may be an early warning sign of the condition, or even a contributor to it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research and education to understand fire risks associated with dementia: a collaborative case study (innovative practice) - Heward M, Kelly F.
This article reports on outcomes from the evaluation of a collaborative project between a University and a Fire and Rescue Service where research and education were developed to inform understanding of fire risks associated with dementia. Project outcomes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Top neuroscientist reveals how a good night's sleep can stave off dementia
Sleep disturbance precedes the onset of Alzheimer ’s by several years, suggesting that it may be an early warning sign of the condition, or even a contributor to it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bake Off winner Candice Brown reveals how cake recipe brought grandfather back from dementia
Not many people appreciate the superpower of a scrumptious cake quite like Candice Brown. Her fruitcake recipe brought her grandfather back from dementia for a few precious moments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news