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Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Controlling high blood pressure in older African-Americans may prevent future dementia, according to a study published recently in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Michael D. Murray, Pharm.D., from the Regenstrief... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cognitive decline and older driver crash risk - Fraade-Blanar LA, Ebel BE, Larson EB, Sears JM, Thompson HJ, Chan KCG, Crane PK.
OBJECTIVES: To examine automobile crash risk associated with cognition in older drivers without dementia. DESIGN: Retrospective secondary analysis of longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: Our study used data from the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) St... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The foods that might help with dementia
One man has 'got his mum back' from the ravages of Alzheimer's, partly thanks to a change in her diet. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital staff lack dementia training, widow says
Christine Bexon's late husband Paul developed early onset dementia at the age of 55. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia - this is why eating a Mediterranean diet could lower your risk of Alzheimer’s
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms include memory loss, confusion and difficulty concentrating. But, you could lower your risk, or even prevent, Alzheimer ’s disease by eating a Mediterranean diet, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Hygiene: Caring for the Older Adult with Dementia
May 3, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia trend shows later onset with fewer years of the disease
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) People may be deteriorating into dementia later in life and living with it for a shorter period of time, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'I don't fear death, I fear going into a hospital'
Tommy says hospital staff don’t always understand the needs of dementia patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I fear being in a hospital, not death'
Tommy says hospital staff don’t always understand the needs of dementia patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia patients being given unnecessary drugs, study says
People with dementia are being prescribed unnecessary or inappropriate medications that are causing harm, including side effects and higher medical costs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight National DNA Day is coming up next week on Wednesday, April 25. National DNA Day is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2018! Students, teachers and the public can learn more about how advances in genetics and genomics have changed people’s lives and what the future holds. If your library is participating in, or hosting an event for National DNA Day, Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylva...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Dementia: Hallucinations and disturbed sleep could be symptoms of this form of disease
DEMENTIA can be a stressful and costly process for all those involved, so it is important to know what type of dementia is affecting the person with the condition. Dementia with Lewy Bodies is one of them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dutch probe 'appalling' euthanasia of dementia patient
In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes including murder or other offences in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer's disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pensioners face crippling care bills because of a postcard lottery which denies them NHS funding
Patients with serious health problems, including many with dementia, face crippling care bills because of a postcode lottery which sees them denied vital NHS funding, research has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advance care planning for people with dementia
NHS England ’s dementia team has just published a guide to advance care planning for people with dementia in all care settings. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia news: Computer programme could predict your chances of being diagnosed
BRITISH scientists have developed a simple computer programme that predicts the chances of being struck down by dementia. They say their invention, called the healthy brain index, is ten times more accurate than current methods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia patients are nearly 20% more likely to be prescribed 'inappropriate medications'
Researchers from the University of Sydney found dementia patients are 17 per cent more likely to be prescribed unnecessary medications for conditions such as insomnia, pain and depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears Icometrix's dementia diagnosis software
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared software developer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Icometrix announces launch of TBI commission FDA clears Icometrix's image quantification software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Delirium in elderly patients: association with educational attainment - Martins S, Paiva JA, Sim ões MR, Fernandes L.
This study aims to analyse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A new era in Alzheimer ’s innovation
After heart disease and cancer, Alzheimer ’s disease and dementia are the leading cause of death for seniors, responsible for one out of every three deaths. Today, the disease devastates the minds of people of all ages and creates substantial burdens for families and caregivers. By 2060, the number of patients affected is expected to doub le from 5 million to 10 million. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development Research and Development Alzheimer's Source Type: news

Dementia: Five alarming signs and symptoms that you may have the life changing condition
DEMENTIA care can be complex, costly and time consuming, so getting an early diagnosis can be important for planning ahead. Here are some early symptoms of the condition that you should watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia Post diagnosis support
This LGA report identifies what local authorities have been doing to support people following a diagnosis of dementia (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia
An innovative dementia therapy tool is making its way to Canada. The BikeAround is a device that combines a stationary bike, Google Street View and a dome-shaped projector to give users a virtual ride down memory lane. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

National Initiative Focuses on New Treatments for Lewy Body Dementia
The University of Rochester Medical Center has been selected to participate in a national network created to develop new ways to diagnose and treat Lewy Body Dementia. The new initiative, which is being organized by the Lewy Body Dementia Association, will seek to raise awareness and advance research for this complex disorder. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Concussions May Increase the Risk for Parkinson ’ s Disease
Traumatic brain injuries may lead to the development of Parkinson ’ s disease, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Parkinson's Disease Dementia Brain Concussions Traumatic Brain Injury Source Type: news

Overworked healthcare assistants not given proper training or supervision
Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are being expected to do the work of nurses without adequate training or proper supervision, according to survey results published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. Nearly two thirds (63%) say they are being left to care for patients without enough support from doctors and nurses. The impact is that almost two in five (39%) of HCAs say they do not feel confident that those they are caring for are safe. The findings are based on a survey of nearly 2,000 HCAs across the UK with the majority working in hospitals, as well as in mental health, in the community and in GP practices. More than half (51%) sa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release HCAs health care assistants heath care NHS training Source Type: news

Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign
George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrial fibrillation risk lower with regular nut consumption
People who regularly eat nuts have lower risk of AF – and perhaps also heart failure Related items fromOnMedica Long working hours linked to heightened irregular heart rhythm risk Blood-thinning drugs appear to protect against dementia in AF patients Diet for lowering blood pressure also reduces risk of kidney disease Eat range of unpeeled raw nuts to benefit heart, urge experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's by walking FAST and OFTEN
(Natural News) In 2015, at least 47 million people worldwide had dementia, a memory problem that often greatly affects an individual’s ability to accomplish daily tasks. While the most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, other forms exist as well. Unlike other diseases that can be treated, there is no cure for dementia. However, learning... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroscientist shares easy, natural ways to prevent dementia
(Natural News) So you’ve become a regular at the gym, turned vegan, and done almost everything in your power to stay physically healthy. What about staying mentally fit as well? Mental health is just as important as physical health. Mental fitness protects us from depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases. Neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Mosconi, director... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Replacing Alcohol With Marijuana May Prevent Dementia
Alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for dementia. But there is evidence that replacing booze with marijuana might prevent this fatal condition from setting in. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mike Adams, Contributor Source Type: news

Conference addresses dementia in the UK -- and Far East
(University of Plymouth) The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall, UK, on May 4 this year with a full program covering everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland, Greece and the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Steep rise in reported assaults against NHS staff, says UNISON
Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ. The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to all the 244 NHS trusts in England. Answers were received from 181 organisations. The biggest increase was in the acute sector, with reported attacks on health workers in hospitals with an A&E department up a staggering 21%, says UNISON. There were 18,720 assaults in 2016/17 in the acute trusts who responded, compared to 15,...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release FOI mental health NHS Sara Gorton survey UNISON violence at work Source Type: news

Thought Leaders Want Alzheimer's At The Top Of G20 Agenda
Thought leaders, researchers and scientists from around the world are asking the leaders of the world's wealthiest nations to adopt Aging and Dementia as a theme of the G20 Summit next year. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Researchers link sedentary behavior to thinning in brain region critical for memory
This study does not prove that too much sitting causes thinner brain structures, but instead that more hours spent sitting are associated with thinner regions, researchers said. In addition, the researchers focused on the hours spent sitting, but did not ask participants if they took breaks during this time.The researchers next hope to follow a group of people for a longer duration to determine if sitting causes the thinning and what role gender, race and weight might play in brain health related to sitting.IMPACTMedial temporal lobe thinning can be a precursor to cognitive decline and dementia in middle-aged and older adu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ALS, Frontotemporal Dementia Have Common Genetic Risk Variants ALS, Frontotemporal Dementia Have Common Genetic Risk Variants
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Dementia signs: Remember to do this when communicating with someone with the disease
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms can include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and mood changes. When a family member or someone close to you is diagnosed with the disease it is always difficult to know what to do or how to approach the situation. But there are certain things you can do to help facilitate a conversation, including using eye contact. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution increases risk of Alzheimer's and suicide by five
Researchers from the University of Montana found lifelong exposure to fine-air particles raises people's levels of the 'Alzheimer's protein', which is associated with rapid-onset dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A hypothalamic circuit for the circadian control of aggression - Todd WD, Fenselau H, Wang JL, Zhang R, Machado NL, Venner A, Broadhurst RY, Kaur S, Lynagh T, Olson DP, Lowell BB, Fuller PM, Saper CB.
'Sundowning' in dementia and Alzheimer's disease is characterized by early-evening agitation and aggression. While such periodicity suggests a circadian origin, whether the circadian clock directly regulates aggressive behavior is unknown. We demonstrate t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and dementia - Brayne C.
In The Lancet Psychiatry, Jesse Fann and colleagues report the long-term risk of dementia following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a national population-based observational study. Using Denmark's enviable and societally accepted comprehensive register ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Long-term risk of dementia among people with traumatic brain injury in Denmark: a population-based observational cohort study - Fann JR, Ribe AR, Pedersen HS, Fenger-Gr øn M, Christensen J, Benros ME, Vestergaard M.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been associated with increased risk of dementia; however, large-scale studies with long follow-up have been scarce. We investigated the association between TBI, including severity and number of TBIs, and the sub... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An exploration of equine-assisted therapy to improve balance, functional capacity, and cognition in older adults with Alzheimer disease - de Araujo TB, Martins WR, Freitas MP, Camargos E, Mota J, Safons MP.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Alzheimer disease (AD) is a chronic, progressive dementia syndrome that features cognitive and behavioral symptoms, as well as physical and functional limitations that develop over the course of the disease. As an activity that invo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

In new anthology, experts look to future for managing dementia, mental health
(American Geriatrics Society) A new supplement to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds field leaders in dementia and mental health research weighing in on the science, public policy, and professional education and practice that will change our experience of aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Americans with a college education live longer without dementia and Alzheimer's
(University of Southern California) The prevention of chronic diseases associated with increased risk of dementia will not reduce the number of Americans with dementia in the coming decades, but developing a treatment that delays onset will significantly reduce the burden of dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Better education during childhood decreases risk of dementia in African-Americans
(Regenstrief Institute) A newly published observational study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that increased levels of education, particularly for those who grew up in low-income rural areas, was significantly associated with the decrease in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older African-Americans previously reported by the same research group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thousands more in line for personal NHS care budgets
People with learning difficulties and dementia among 350,000 who could benefit Related items fromOnMedica Patients spend money better than GPs, report suggests Personal health budgets: perceived threat and real opportunity Making personal health budgets work for all GPs to offer personal maternity budgets (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Late menopause may protect women's memory
New research suggests that age at menopause onset impacts memory. While small, the cognitive benefit may mean a lower risk of dementia years later. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's
A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Robot Dog Lends a Helping Paw to Dementia Sufferers Robot Dog Lends a Helping Paw to Dementia Sufferers
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding applications are due today! Applications for our upcoming round of health information outreach funding are due by 11pm this evening – don’t forget our last funding tip – follow directions for submission. Please note, late applications will not be accepted. We look forward to funding some great projects! NNLM Edit-a-thon: don’t forget to use #citeNLM2018 next week during NNLM’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – we’re adding citations to existing articles on rare diseases! Not sur...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news