10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: The condition raises the possibility of dementia - how to lower your risk
DIABETES type 2 can increase the possibility of developing a number of other health problems, if the blood sugar condition is not properly controlled. One disease diabetes can be connected with is dementia. But what ’s the connection? Here’s how to lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Type 2 diabetes: High blood sugar raises the chances of dementia - how to lower your risk
TYPE 2 diabetes can increase the possibility of developing a number of other health problems if the blood sugar condition is not properly controlled. One disease diabetes can be connected with is dementia. But what ’s the connection? Here’s how to lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Ultrasound helps identify dementia risk factor
Ultrasound can help researchers identify a dementia risk factor among older...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI helps uncover clues for Alzheimer's disease in MRI data Flortaucipir-PET targets tau for Alzheimer's diagnoses MRI links lifestyle factors to stroke, dementia risk PET could make synaptic density an Alzheimer's biomarker MRI links inflammation to cognitive decline (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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Can Neuroimaging Predict Dementia in Parkinson's Disease? Can Neuroimaging Predict Dementia in Parkinson's Disease?
Dementia affects half of Parkinson disease patients within a decade of diagnosis. Can neuroimaging detect early signs of cognitive involvement?Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-running study identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Stiffness of the aorta -- more so than blood pressure or subclinical brain disease -- is a key risk factor for dementia. Since aortic stiffness can be reduced by medication and healthy lifestyle changes, these results suggest that people can still lower their dementia risk well into old age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GPs urged to tell patients to 'do more exercise!' ...even if they're seriously ill 
Health officials say GPs and healthcare workers should encourage patients with serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, dementia and depression to be more active. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Non-inherited dementia linked to DNA 'spelling mistakes'
Non-inherited forms of dementia likely develop because of spontaneous " spelling mistakes " in DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Higher Alzheimer's risk for sleepless teens
Neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania found teenage who cut down on sleep were more likely to develop dangerous build-ups in their brain that paved the way to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Dementia starts in the WOMB: Disease may be caused by DNA mutations while they are an embryo
Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that mutations that lead to the disease can occur spontaneously while the brain is developing in the uterus rather than being inherited. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Medical News Today: Antidepressants could stave off dementia
The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

4 steps for safe travel with a parent with Alzheimer ’s or dementia
If your parent is living with Alzheimer ’s or some other form of dementia, you might think that travel is off the table. In fact, not only can people who have dementia travel, but trips can also help them stay stimulated and reconnect them with loved ones in distant locations. Nonetheless, traveling with a parent who has dementia does create some unique risks and challenges. By following these tips, you can prepare for those challenges and make sure you both have a safe, happy and enjoyable trip. Step… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Beverly Edwards Source Type: news

Many cases of dementia may arise from DNA'spelling mistakes '
Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited– the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, a team of scientists believe they may have found an explanation: spontaneous errors in our DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - October 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Many cases of dementia may arise from non-inherited DNA 'spelling mistakes'
(University of Cambridge) Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited -- the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, a team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Cambridge believe they may have found an explanation: spontaneous errors in our DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia and Guns
(MedPage Today) -- When should doctors broach the topic? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
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Mind games: a mental workout to help keep your brain sharp
Lifestyle habits matter when it comes to brain health, and the rewards of increased mental stimulation can be seen in a very short space of timeSharon, a 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers, came to see me about her increasing forgetfulness. Working full-time and managing her household was becoming overwhelming for her, and she was misplacing lunchboxes, missing appointments and having trouble focusing her attention. She was worried because her grandmother got Alzheimer ’s disease at the age of 79, and Sharon felt she might be getting it too – just a lot younger. I said it was highly unlikely that Shar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gary Small Tags: Health & wellbeing Memory Life and style Mental health Psychology Source Type: news

Dementia: Five early warning signs of vascular dementia - including bladder issues
DEMENTIA affects around 850,000 people in the UK, and numbers are increasing. Vascular dementia is one of the most common types of the brain disease. But how do you know if symptoms you are experiencing are signs of dementia? Watch out for these five early warning signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?
Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Exercise May Delay Symptoms of Alzheimer's in Those at Risk
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- Even among individuals at high genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease, exercise may delay symptom onset, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in Alzheimer's& Dementia. Stephan M üller, Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anticoagulants Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in AF Anticoagulants Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in AF
A new study suggests that dementia risk is increased and accelerated in seniors with atrial fibrillation, but treatment of AF with oral anticoagulants may reduce that risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Hearing aids and cataract surgery may prevent dementia
Researchers from Manchester University believe that retaining sight and hearing keeps a person physically active and socially engaged. This may reduced their risk of the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Health Tip: 10 Signs of Alzheimer's
-- Nearly 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, the Alzheimer's Association says. The association lists 10 warnings signs of Alzheimer's: Memory lapses that affect everyday life. Challenges in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Autoimmune Dementia Autoimmune Dementia
This review summarizes the available evidence concerning the diagnosis and care of autoimmune and paraneoplastic encephalitis patients with associated cognitive impairment.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Dementia: Atrial fibrillation may increase risk of the condition - but what is it?
DEMENTIA is an overall term for the symptoms caused by different brain diseases, such as Alzheimer ’s. As there is currently no cure, much research is being carried out to find out the causes and how to prevent it. New research has revealed people with atrial fibrillation are at greater risk of the disease developing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing aids and cataract surgery may prevent dementia
Researchers from Manchester University believe that retaining sight and hearing keeps a person physically active and socially engaged. This may reduced their risk of the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How an irregular heartbeat raises your risk of dementia
PEOPLE with a common type of irregular heartbeat face a higher risk of developing dementia, says research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Having an irregular heartbeat may increase risk of the disease developing
DEMENTIA is an overall term for the symptoms caused by different brain diseases, such as Alzheimer ’s. As there is currently no cure, much research is being carried out to find out the causes and how to prevent it. New research has revealed people with irregular heartbeat are at greater risk of the disease developing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Entrepreneur: Goodyear startup looks to standardize dementia treatment in Arizona
The business was started in 2016 by a 15-year Banner Health researcher and aimed to help patients make connections in dementia treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brendon Kleen Source Type: news

The role of gender in shame, hostility, and aggression experienced by caregivers for patients with dementia - Avdikou K, Stefanatos C, Tsatali M, Gouva M, Tsolaki M.
The aim of this study was to investigate the differences between male and female caregivers for patients with dementia in the way they experience various psychosocial parameters such as shame, hostility, and aggression. The sample included 55 caregivers of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Vascular dementia: Eat this food to lower your risk of the disease and care for your brain
VASCULAR dementia has many risk factors which can increase the chances of developing the disease. Making small lifestyle changes, such as to your diet, can help reduce the risk of getting dementia. Eat this food to care for your brain and help lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Eat THIS food to maintain brain health and lower your risk of the disease
DEMENTIA has many risk factors which can increase the chances of developing the disease. Making small lifestyle changes, such as to your diet, can help reduce the risk of getting dementia. Eat this food to maintain brain health and help lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of dementia
People with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) face an increased risk of dementia, a new study warns; but common drugs may keep that risk in check. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

A-Fib Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
Title: A-Fib Tied to Higher Odds for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What ’s so inspiring about respiration?
Equal parts audacity and hard work define UCLA neuroscientist Jack Feldman ’s impressive career.As a postdoctoral student attending a scientific meeting in Stockholm in 1979, the Brooklyn, New York native presented his research disputing a popular theory. He ’d identified a new cluster of nerve cells as a key driver in how the brain is wired to control breathing. A top investigator took the microphone and loudly ridiculed Feldman’s findings.When his nemesis claimed a year later at a meeting in Germany that he ’d discovered the same brain site, Feldman worried the fellow would name the region after h...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A-Fib Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
In a new study, people who had atrial fibrillation were 40 percent more likely to develop dementia than those without the heart condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Six ways to prevent cognitive decline and signs of the disease developing
DEMENTIA is an umbrella term for symptoms that arise from damage caused to the brain by different diseases. There is currently no cure, but there are ways believed to prevent the condition from developing in the first place. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia Risk Lower for Afib Patients on Blood Thinners
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows atrial fibrillation tied overall to faster cognitive decline, dementia (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Irregular heart beat tied to increased risk for dementia
(Reuters Health) - Having a type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation (AF) may raise an individual's risk of developing dementia, but treating AF with blood thinners seems to reduce that risk, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dementia: Six ways to prevent cognitive decline and signs of the condition developing
DEMENTIA is an umbrella term for symptoms that arise from damage caused to the brain by different diseases. There is currently no cure, but there are ways believed to prevent the condition from developing in the first place. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irregular heartbeat may increase a person’s risk of dementia in later life
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University in Sweden found that people with atrial fibrillation may experience a faster decline in thinking and memory skills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a faster global cognitive decline and an increased risk for dementia in older people, though anticoagulants may reduce dementia risk in AF patients, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A-Fib Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- A common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, may speed up mental decline in older adults, new research suggests. If you have atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, your heart beats irregularly. This means blood can pool... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When ICU Delirium Leads To Symptoms Of Dementia After Discharge
Up to half of all patients who survive emergency medical treatment in the intensive care unit have mental problems when they return home. Doctors studying the problem say it starts with delirium.(Image credit: Morgan Hornsby/Morgan Hornsby for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Dementia test: Alzheimer’s could be spotted five years before symptoms appear using this
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms can be difficult to spot because the disease can affect people differently. But scientists have created an AI which they claim can spot Alzheimer ’s before symptoms appear.  (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Setting personal goals for dementia care
(American Geriatrics Society) In a new study, researchers used a tool called 'goal attainment scaling' (GAS) when caring for people with dementia to learn more about these individuals' personalized goals for care. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news