Risks Tied to Dementia in Female Military Veterans
(MedPage Today) -- TBI, depression, and PTSD play roles (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Aging Japan: Dementia puts financial assets of the elderly at risk
Yumiko Okubo, 71, had forgotten how to heat up food. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Dementia risk increased in female vets with brain injury, PTSD
(Reuters Health) - - Female military veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are more likely to develop dementia later in life than peers without those conditions, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The global map of dementia: Scientists reveal the memory-robbing disorder has skyrocketed by 117%
Scientists from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow warn dementia rates may double from 43.8million in 2016 to 100million by 2050. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- The toll of U.S. military service can be steep for female veterans, with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury each significantly raising the odds of later dementia, new research suggests. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Driving with dementia -- New guidance for doctors
(Newcastle University) New guidelines have been published to help doctors and health care professionals assess and manage when people living with dementia should stop driving.Driving with Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment Consensus Guidelines are now available online and have been endorsed by Alzheimer's Society, Driving Mobility, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of General Practitioners, Memory Services National Accreditation Programme, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the British Psychological Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California Town Uses Reminisce Therapy to Help Dementia Sufferers
Teresa Pascual celebrates her 100th birthday at Rosie's Diner, where people with dementia can gather for a dose of reminiscence therapy. ... Mary Patterson bounds through the entryway of Glenner To... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Crosswords And Puzzles Do Not Prevent Mental Decline, Study Says
(CNN) — Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown. Scientists have, in recent years, argued that brain-training exercises, such as completing puzzles or learning another language, can reduce the risk of developing dementia. But that may not be the case after all, according to a team of Scottish researchers whose research was published in the BMJ. The study’s authors argue that such pursuits will not necessarily act as a preventative, but they could still provide a “higher cognitive point” from which to decline. The...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aging Crossword Puzzle Local TV Source Type: news

Always Forgetting Important Things? Here ’s How to Fix That, According to Science
Most people, when tasked with remembering something important, jot down a note. But a study published recently in the journal Experimental Aging Research says there may be a better way to keep memories fresh: draw a picture. Drawing works your brain in ways that writing alone does not, forcing it to process visual information, translate the meaning of a word into an image and carry out a physical act all at once, says study co-author Melissa Meade, a doctoral candidate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo in Canada. “It’s bringing online a lot of different brain regions that you wouldn’...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Coffee could combat Parkinson's and dementia
When researchers from Rutgers University tested the two compounds in at-risk mice, the combination prevented the protein alpha-synuclein from building-up after just six months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of dementia sufferers worldwide grew by 117 percent in 26 years
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) An international group of collaborating scientists that includes HSE Professor Vasily Vlasov has analyzed data from 195 countries on the spread of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia between 1990 and 2016. The results have been published in the journal The Lancet Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer's disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time -- a form of personalized medicine for neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crosswords do NOT prevent dementia but can make your brain sharper to start off with
Experts believed doing puzzles slows the rate of cognitive decline. Now, a study from the University of Aberdeen, shows it creates a 'higher cognitive point' from which to decline from. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fore! Radiologists miss out when it comes to golf
Around 5% of radiologists regularly play golf, and their average handicap is...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sonoelastography is effective for diagnosing golfer's elbow Gymnasts' spines, footballers' ankles, and golfers' wrists take the strain MRI shows physical activity can slow dementia, Alzheimer's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Coffee could fight Parkinson's disease, study says
Two compounds found in coffee could fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Future of Alzheimer's therapy: What is the best approach?
A new comprehensive review assesses current clinical trials for Alzheimer's drugs and advises on the best therapeutic approach going forward. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Gait parameters and characteristics associated with increased risk of falls in people with dementia: a systematic review - Modarresi S, Divine A, Grahn JA, Overend TJ, Hunter SW.
ABSTRACTBackground:People with dementia fall twice as often and have more serious fall-related injuries than healthy older adults. While gait impairment as a generic term is understood as a fall risk factor in this population, a clear elaboration of the sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson's
(Rutgers University) Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vascular dementia - what is the condition? Signs, symptoms and causes revealed
VASCULAR dementia symptoms can start suddenly, or develop over a long period of time. The condition is at the centre of new BBC drama ‘Care’, starring Sheridan Smith, this evening. but what is vascular dementia, and what are the causes and signs to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saviours of dementia sufferers
TODAY the Sunday Express joins forces with Dementia UK to help fund a new team of nurse angels. Britain desperately needs more specialist nurses to care and support people living with dementia and their families. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Symptoms of vascular dementia and early signs you NEED to understand
DEMENTIA symptoms can affect people in different ways, particular because there are different forms of the disease. Vascular dementia is one of the most common types of dementia, but memory loss, which often associated with dementia, isn ’t usually the main early symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hazelnut diet helps to ward off dementia
EATING a handful of hazelnuts a day can help ward off Alzheimer's disease, new research has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy
Omega-3 fats are the subject of more than two dozen Cochrane Reviews for conditions including cardiovascular health, dementia and gastrointestinal problems. In November 2018, the review on the effects on preterm birth when these are taken by pregnant women was updated. The review was led by Associate Professor Philippa Middleton and Professor Maria Makrides, from the Healthy Mothers Babies and Children theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Professor Makrides tells us about the latest evidence." In Australia, about 1 in 12 babies are born prematurely, this means that they are born more th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's
New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Molecular Link Discovered Between Aging and ALS, Dementia Molecular Link Discovered Between Aging and ALS, Dementia
Dr Alan Jacobs on a recent study that opens up new targets for treating neurodegenerative diseases.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Drinking orange juice could slash your risk of dementia by 50 per cent, study finds
Major research in Boston followed 28,000 men's diets and brain health for two decades. The antioxidants in fruit and veg can help protect the brain from oxidative stress, the authors said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigators on the Path to Alzheimer ’s Detection Test
Brigham and Women’s Hospital investigators are working on a test that could either diagnose or predict Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. The investigators approach is in the December issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Tau proteins have long been a calling card for Alzheimer’s disease. But the issue is tau occurs as a family of related molecules which have subtly different properties. Investigators took this into consideration and built assays to measure the different forms of tau. The team identified a subset of tau proteins which are speci...
Source: MDDI - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Shock study finds air pollution damages brain function across the world, mostly striking people who live in cities
(Natural News) If pressed to suggest possible causes for the development of dementia, most of us would probably list things like lifestyle, diet and genetics. One of the last things to come to mind would likely be air pollution, and yet a recent study has found that certain types of air pollution could increase the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cumulative Antidepressant Use and Risk of Dementia Cumulative Antidepressant Use and Risk of Dementia
What are the long-term effects of antidepressant treatment on risk of dementia and late-onset Alzheimer disease? Does the risk from those with anticholinergic properties differ from those without?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

What Life is Like for Caregivers of Those with Dementia
Caring for someone with dementia can take its toll. ... Results of a recent AARP survey find that caregivers of loved ones with dementia put in longer hours and find themselves having to make more ... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Independent evaluation of Guinness Partnership ’s dementia project
The Housing LIN was commissioned by the Guinness Partnership to undertake an independent evaluation of the progress made in becoming a more dementia-friendly organisation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulated proteolysis of p62/SQSTM1 enables differential control of autophagy and nutrient sensing
The multidomain scaffold protein p62 (also called sequestosome-1) is involved in autophagy, antimicrobial immunity, and oncogenesis. Mutations in SQSTM1, which encodes p62, are linked to hereditary inflammatory conditions such as Paget’s disease of the bone, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and distal myopathy with rimmed vacuoles. Here, we report that p62 was proteolytically trimmed by the protease caspase-8 into a stable protein, which we called p62TRM. We found that p62TRM, but not full-length p62, was involved in nutrient sensing and homeostasis through the mechanistic target of rapam...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - December 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sanchez-Garrido, J., Sancho-Shimizu, V., Shenoy, A. R. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover genes tied to dementia in key early step toward new therapies
A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia — an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease.The findings appear today in the journal Nature Medicine.The researchers discovered two major groups of genes involved in mutations that result in an overproduction of a protein called tau, a hallmark of the progressive loss of neurons seen in major forms of dementia. The study was largely done in mouse models of dementia, although the researchers performed additional experiments that indic...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Falls in frontotemporal dementia and related syndromes - Burrell JR, Hodges JR.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and related diseases are important causes of younger-onset dementia. Falls may be a source of morbidity and mortality in FTD, but remain underreported, and very few high-quality studies have been performed. In this chapter, we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mind your teeth-The relationship between mastication and cognition - Weijenberg RAF, Delwel S, Ho BV, van der Maarel-Wierink CD, Lobbezoo F.
This article explores the multifactorial relationship between mastication and cognition, with a focus on dementia. Older persons, especially those with dementia, are at great risk of suffering from oral health problems such as orofacial pain and loss of na... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Suicide among persons with dementia, Georgia, 2013 to 2016 [USA] - Annor FB, Bayakly RA, Morrison RA, Bryan MJ, Gilbert LK, Ivey-Stephenson AZ, Holland KM, Simon TR.
This study examined the characteristics, precipitants, and risk factors for suicide among persons with dementia. METHODS:: Data fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Independent evaluation of The Guinness Partnership's dementia project
The Housing LIN was commissioned by The Guinness Partnership to undertake an independent evaluation of the progress made in becoming a more dementia-friendly organisation. Guinness implemented a two year project in 2015 to take forward developments, initially in two pilot areas of Havant and Manchester with a view to rolling out successful approaches more broadly (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroscientists pinpoint genes tied to dementia
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia -- an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. The findings appear Dec. 3 in the journal Nature Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monthly announcement of national dementia diagnosis rate
National dementia diagnosis rates (DDR) for September and October 2018 can be found on the NHS Digital website. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary Care Tests Flunk for Classifying Dementia
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows biases in widely-used quick screens (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - November 30, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Brain Imaging May Help Predict Dementia Years Before Symptoms Brain Imaging May Help Predict Dementia Years Before Symptoms
Diffusion-weighted magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) can help identify older adults who will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Alzheimer Disease | Medscape Alzheimer Disease | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on Alzheimer Disease. Recognize the causes of Alzheimer Disease and signs of Alzheimer Disease, including dementia. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Three Common Dementia Screens Faulty, Inaccurate Three Common Dementia Screens Faulty, Inaccurate
Three widely used brief cognitive assessment tests appear to be faulty and often yield false negative or false positive results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Midlife Lung Disease Linked to Later Dementia Midlife Lung Disease Linked to Later Dementia
A study of more than 14,000 middle-aged people who were followed for 23 years reveals an association between COPD or restrictive lung disease and risk for mild cognitive impairment or dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dementia Often Misclassified With Brief Cognitive Assessments
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- When using brief cognitive assessments, dementia is often misclassified, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in Neurology Clinical Practice. Janice M. Ranson, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern
As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Doctors' Office Dementia Tests Are Often Wrong: Study
Title: Doctors' Office Dementia Tests Are Often Wrong: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 29, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

'Dad's dementia broke me and I find him hard to love'
Hayley, 25, describes her dad as being a different person since he was diagnosed two years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news