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Dementia symptoms: THESE could be signs of early brain decline
DEMENTIA symptoms affect about 850,000 people in the UK, and the condition costs the UK £26 billion a year, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. These could be early warning signs of a neurodegenerative condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia warning: Difficulty doing THIS in old age linked to increased risk of symptoms
DEMENTIA risk increases with age. But older adults who are frail are even more likely to develop symptoms, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could New'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia?
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- In what is being billed as a first, researchers report that healthy seniors who tried a new brain-training program were less likely to develop dementia down the road. " Everyone with a brain is at risk of dementia, " noted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher risk of dementia among frail older adults – Alzheimer’s Society comments
The risk of developing dementia is around 3.5 times higher in frail older adults than in non-frail peers, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Can brain training reduce dementia risk? Despite new research, the jury is still out
There are good reasons to be cautious about a new study claiming computer-based training can reduce the risk of dementia. But what does work?More than 30 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer ’s disease, and while researchers are pushing hard to find a cure, their efforts so far havemetwithfailure. With no effective treatment on the horizon, prevention has become the only game in town. But what can be done to reduce the risk of dementia, now theleading cause of death in England and Wales?In researchpublished on Thursday, US scientists claim that a form of computer-based brain training can reduce the risk of de...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Alzheimer's Dementia Science Health Mental health Society Source Type: news

Nonpharma Intervention Cuts Dementia Risk by a Third Nonpharma Intervention Cuts Dementia Risk by a Third
Older adults who completed a computerized training intervention focused on'mental quickness'had a 29% lower risk for dementia compared with those who received no cognitive training.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain-training game reduces dementia's risk by 29%
Researchers from the University of South Florida found completing as little as 15 sessions over 10 years gives an individual just a 5.9 percent chance of developing a form of the disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'
A study of more than 2,800 older adults finds that speed-of-processing training can reduce the 10-year risk of dementia by 29 percent. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Over 50s can lower risk of dementia by exercising
Researchers from University College London found frail older people are 3.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia one decade later, which may be due to insulin resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Offer Online How-To Guide for Family Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia
Health officials today released “Dementia Capable Wisconsin: A guide for family caregivers, ” a new online resource for caregivers of family members with dementia. Approximately 110,000 people in Wisconsin are living with dementia. This resource offers guidance for family members, friends, and loved ones so they can offer the best support and also stay healthy themselves. At coming holid ay gatherings, families may notice potential dementia...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 16, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Study claims that computerised ‘brain training’ reduces dementia risk, Alzheimer’s Society comment
Results from a ten year study have hinted that a type of brain training designed to train people ’s thinking speed could reduce dementia risk. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia news: THIS type of brain training has been found to REDUCE risk of symptoms
DEMENTIA risk increases with age, but new research suggests that particular brain training exercises could help ward off symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Companionship found to promote longevity: Being single increases risk of disease
(Natural News) A recently published report has found that happily married couples have a 60 percent less risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related mental degradation issues, due to them having healthier lifestyles. The report shows that single people are more likely to develop dementia once they reach a certain age because... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game
The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intervention becomes first to successfully reduce risk of dementia
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) A 10-year study concludes computerized brain training program reduces risk of dementia 29 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rare genetic mutation found in Amish community could combat ageing
Discovery of mutation which appears to protect against biological ageing raises hopes for new treatments to prevent age-related disordersThe discovery of a rare genetic mutation that prolongs human life has raised hopes for new treatments to combat ageing and prevent age-related disorders from heart disease to dementia.Researchers spotted the mutation in anAmish population in Indiana where carriers were found to have better metabolic health, far less diabetes, and tended to live a decade longer than others in the community.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Ageing Science Medical research Dementia Society Heart disease Genetics Biology Diabetes Source Type: news

Heart Attack Survivors at Risk of Later Dementia
Heart attack increased the risk for vascular dementia, the type caused by impaired blood flow to the brain, up to 35 years later. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Heart Dementia Source Type: news

Scientists sniff out new treatment for Alzheimer's; new research suggests brain cells can be protected by stimulating the sense of smell
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Science Signaling has revealed that teaching roundworms to sniff out a certain type of bacterium has lead them to develop a defense mechanism to preserve their brain cells. The findings show potential as a drug-free intervention against neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Huntington’s disease, the researchers have stated.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postoperative Delirium and MCI in the Elderly Postoperative Delirium and MCI in the Elderly
What is the relationship between post-operative delirium and subsequent development of mild cognitive impairment or dementia in previously cognitively normal elderly patients?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does AF Lead to Cognitive Decline and Dementia? Does AF Lead to Cognitive Decline and Dementia?
A new study suggests a relationship between AF, cognitive impairment, and dementia. What are the possible mechanisms behind this association, and might treatment for AF reduce the risk?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Care home costs at all-time high
They have soared by nearly 10% over past 12 months Related items fromOnMedica Home care visits should last at least 30 minutes Patients at end of life see few specialists Delayed hospital transfers may explain rise in population deaths Spike in excess deaths linked to NHS and local authority spending cuts People with dementia let down by health and social care services, say GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exercise may halt dementia by preventing brain shrinkage
Researchers from the universities of Western Sydney and Manchester found being active several times a week maintains the size of the region of the brain associated with people's memories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Einstein researchers receive $6 million grant to untangle the genetic protections against alzheimer's disease
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) The number of older adults with Alzheimer's disease continues to rise, but the number of treatments for the condition has not kept pace. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, have received a $6.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify networks of genes in healthy centenarians that protect them against dementia. The results could help identify new targets for drugs to treat Alzheimer's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Critical Care Recovery Center concept could benefit adult ICU survivors of all ages
(Regenstrief Institute) A new study shows that the Critical Care Recovery Center, a care model originally developed by Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research scientists for older adults with dementia, could benefit ICU survivors of all ages. The CCRC is nation's first collaborative care concept focusing on the extensive cognitive, physical, and psychological recovery needs of ICU survivors and decreasing the likelihood of serious illness after discharge from an ICU. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Lifelong strategies for preventing dementia
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Do puzzles and other activities or apps that claim to lower one?s risk of developing dementia actually work? Are there other things people can do to decrease the risk? ANSWER: Doing activities that stimulate your brain may reduce your risk of developing dementia. But it?s more complex than taking up puzzles or [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Einstein Receives $6 Million Grant to Untangle the Genetic Protections Against Alzheimer's Disease
November 13, 2017—BRONX, NY—The number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise, but the number of treatments for the condition has not kept pace. Now, researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, part ofMontefiore, have received a $6.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify networks of genes in healthy centenarians that protect them against dementia. The results could help identify new targets for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bill Gates to invest $50 million to advance research towards a cure for Alzheimer ’s
Bill Gates has today announced a $50 million investment into the Dementia Discovery Fund, motivated by personal experience of Alzheimer's disease in his family. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 13, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Bill Gates Makes $100 Mln Personal Investment to Fight Alzheimer's Bill Gates Makes $100 Mln Personal Investment to Fight Alzheimer's
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bill Gates joins the fight against Alzheimer ’ s — and it ’ s personal
Billionaire Bill Gates is personally investing $50 million to help fund research to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia Gates says has struck members of his own family. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, which destroys memory and other mental processes, so Gates said he is investing his own money in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a private-public […]Related:The unforgettable moment a widow touched the face that once belonged to her husbandGrilled-cheese sandwich suspected in young boy’s deathControversy erupts over plan to let Pentagon authorize u...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Gates invests $100 million in fighting Alzheimer's
The billionaire Microsoft co-founder will invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund and another $50 million in start-up ventures working in Alzheimer's research, he said on Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive therapy for agitation and aggression in dementia: a systematic review - Van den berg JF, Kruithof HC, Kok RM, Verwijk E, Spaans HP.
OBJECTIVES: Many patients with dementia develop agitation or aggression in the course of their disease. In some severe cases, behavioral, environmental, and pharmacological interventions are not sufficient to alleviate these potentially life-threatening sy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Bill Gates makes $100 million personal investment to fight Alzheimer's
LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can you predict Alzheimer's disease? Scientists make astonishing new dementia discovery
ALZHEIMER ’S disease could soon be spotted in patients before any symptoms are showing, after scientists discovered a new way to find potential sufferers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsoft founder Gates commits $100 million for fund, start-ups, to fight Alzheimer's
LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gates joins Alzheimer’s fight with $50m dementia fund investment
UK fund provides venture finance for innovative treatments in the field (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increased risk of vascular dementia in heart attack survivors
(Aarhus University) It is well known that vascular dementia is triggered by factors such as stroke, but an extensive study from Aarhus University, Denmark, now shows that heart attack also is associated with increased risk -- by 35 per cent, in fact.According to Jens Sundb ø ll, who is behind the study, this can be an argument for more intensive preventive efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Urgent need' for football header research
Stirling University scientists call for more studies looking into dementia links following an Alan Shearer documentary. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Does forgetfulness when you're young mean you'll get Alzheimer's disease?
Just about everyone misplaces their cellphones or house keys now and then. But how much forgetfulness is normal? Does forgetfulness indicate that you'll develop dementia later in life? Dr. Ronald Petersen, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, has insight into what absentmindedness means for your future. https://youtu.be/zzD8blp6V9w Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms could be the key to staving off dementia
EATING mushrooms could help to ward off diseases including cancer and dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli scientists say lupus may double risk of dementia
Having lupus increases the risk of developing dementia for people who suffer from the chronic autoimmune disease, like Selena Gomez, by 51 percent, according to a new, large-scale study from Israel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five button mushrooms a day could reduce dementia risk
Pennsylvania State University researchers found mushrooms contain high amounts of ergothioneine and glutathione which combat 'free radicals' - molecules linked to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exit through the lymphatic system
(ETH Zurich) ETH Zurich scientists have disproved a decades-old orthodoxy: cerebrospinal fluid does not leave the cranial cavity via blood vessels, but instead through the lymphatic system. This finding has far-reaching implications in new treatments for dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Native American Heritage/ Endowment / Research News
This study evaluates treatment outcomes from a clinical cohort with task-sharing between a clinical nurse practitioner and a medical officer. The researchers examined opportunities to increase treatment rates for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa.     Read more   Climate Change ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms could STOP Alzheimer's disease – scientific study reveals INCREDIBLE fact
DEMENTIA and Alzheimer's disease could be halted by consuming a diet rich in mushrooms - particularly the popular porcini type - according to ground-breaking new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Action needed over 'inconsistent dementia training' for students
Student nurses and other trainee healthcare professionals are failing to be taught about dementia care to the same standard due to inconsistent approaches by regulators, academics working in the field have claimed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could lupus raise dementia risk?
Researchers from Israel have discovered that people with systemic lupus erythematosus may be at increased risk of developing dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Mild stress reduces dementia risk and extends lifespan
Mild stress strengthens the protein which builds the 'powerhouse' of our cells, found researchers from Chicago's Northwestern University. A 'survival strategy' kicks in in reaction to pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:What You Need to Know About Dementia
[MumsVillage] We are not having enough conversations about dementia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does blood flow from the heart affect memory?
Emerging research shows that reduced blood flow from the heart is tied to poor circulation in the brain's memory 'hub,' where Alzheimer's also originates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Exercise does lower Alzheimer's risk
A new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center found older people whose hearts pump less blood have restricted blood flow in the temporal lobe, the region where dementia pathology first begins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news