Are Omega-3s Good for Your Brain?
Omega-3 is easily the most popular supplement in America. Roughly 8% of adults—or about 19 million people—take some kind of omega-3 fatty acid supplement, according to the latest figures from the National Institutes of Health. There’s a reason fish oil capsules and other omega-3 supplements are so popular. “Omega-3 fatty acids are involved in many different fundamental [brain] processes,” says Simon Dyall, a principal academic and head of nutrition at Bournemouth University in the UK. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—namely EPA and DHA—and their metabolites influence gene expres...
Source: TIME: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s Society says new dementia care guideline is ‘just the start’
THE ALZHEIMER ’S SOCIETY has said significant investment is needed to improve the quality of care for dementia patients despite new recommendations. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia - supplement that may prevent Alzheimer’s is ‘important medical advancement'
DEMENTIA supplements to prevent the onset of Alzheimer ’s disease, or slow down the brain condition’s progress, is “one of the most important medical advancements of then century”, scientists have claimed. Could this breakthrough food supplement be the beginning of the end for dementia symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenage volunteers make dementia residents 'feel alive'
Young people are giving up their time to provide comfort for care home residents living with dementia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New screening tool could help diagnose early cognitive decline in dementia from home
(City University London) An international team of scientists have developed a new way to screen for age-related cognitive decline at home using a test which asks people to detect sounds and flashes on their laptop or phone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors ordered to recognise the ‘human value’ of patients with dementia in major care overhaul
New rules will govern how UK dementia patients are treated as a care watchdog orders GPs to recognise 'human value' by treating sufferers as individuals. This will impact 1million patients. (file photo). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use lumbar puncture to aid Alzheimer ’s disease diagnosis, doctors advised
It can help when the exact cause of symptoms are uncertain, says NICE guidance Related items fromOnMedica National dementia strategy to deliver better diagnosis and treatment GPs can be barrier to Alzheimer ’s diagnosis, new report finds Blood pressure below treatable threshold linked to heightened dementia risk Memory clinic referral criteria delay diagnosis Many older people wrongly labelled with dementia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

California deals with dementia among aging inmates
STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) - California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: THESE eating habits could be early signs of frontotemporal dementia
DEMENTIA symptoms are triggered by a decline in brain function. There are several types of dementia you should be aware of, including Alzheimer ’s disease and vascular dementia. But, do you know the symptoms of the less common types? Watch out for these signs of frontotemporal dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marriage protects against cardiovascular disease, study finds
Marital status should be included as a risk factor, say authors Related items fromOnMedica Loneliness itself appears not to raise risk of heart attack/stroke RCGP calls for government action to tackle loneliness Single fathers have highest risk of early death Marriage and divorce trigger weight gain Single people have a higher risk of dementia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

B is for brain: Nicotinamide riboside is crucial in preventing Alzheimer's
(Natural News) While Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured, it can be prevented through proper nutrition. An article in Natural Health 365 states that one of the natural ways to avoid this and other forms of dementia is to increase your intake of nicotinamide riboside. This is a formulation of vitamin B3, which helps produce and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet could lower risk of vascular dementia - what to add to your meal plan
VASCULAR dementia risk could be reduced by making changes to your diet or exercise plan. Sticking to a Mediterranean diet could prevent the brain condition, scientists have claimed. What ’s in the Mediterranean diet, and how does it lower your dementia risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Driving and patients with dementia - Hamdy RC, Kinser A, Kendall-Wilson T, Depelteau A, Whalen K, Culp J.
Driving is a symbol of autonomy and independence, eagerly awaited during adolescence, cherished during adulthood and reluctantly rescinded during old age. It is nevertheless an individual's privilege, not right, especially as driving may affect other drive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Neuroimaging abnormalities in neurological patients with criminal behavior - Darby RR.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Criminal behavior occurs in previously law-abiding neurological patients, including patients with traumatic brain injury, focal brain lesions, and dementia. Neuroimaging abnormalities in these patients allow one to explore the potential ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Dementia: Can it kill you? Do this mind exercise daily to prevent the disease developing 
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms can affect people in different ways depending on which part of the brain has been affected, but what is the life expectancy once you ’ve been diagnosed with the disease? There is no cure for the disease but there are ways of preventing it - one being a mind exercise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AcuraStem receives fast-track SBIR grant
(AcuraStem, Inc.) AcuraStem, a fast-growing and innovative biotech company located in Monrovia, California, has been awarded a 3.7 million dollar Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Fast-Track grant (#R44NS105156) by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to continue research for the development of a small molecule therapeutic, 'AS2015', focused on treating patients with the genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) caused by expansion repeats in the gene C9ORF72. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reducing the risk of dementia through lifestyle changes
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Canadian researchers are recruiting older adults across Toronto and Montreal to explore the benefits of different types of brain training and lifestyle interventions for two clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Practice nurses to give advice on dementia risk in health check
Practice nurses and other staff at GP surgeries will soon be required to give advice on dementia risk as part of the NHS Health Check, which is offered to patients from middle age. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dementia risk now included as part of NHS health check
Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS health check. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Over 40s health check to include dementia advice
Guidance on reducing risk will be given in surgeries and community programmes Related items fromOnMedica Anxiety in midlife linked to risk of later dementia A&E dementia admissions soar due to 'threadbare' social care Blood pressure below treatable threshold linked to heightened dementia risk Social care spending fell while dementia cases rose Poor access to patient records hindering good dementia care, say pharmacists (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: Nine early warning signs of Alzheimer's you should know
Dementia symptoms and signs are often related to a decline in brain function. There is no cure for the condition, but some treatments may help slow the progression. You should look out for these nine early warning signs of Alzheimer ’s disease, the most common form of dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Dementia at 50
New studies indicate that even mild high blood pressure at age 50 can increase the risk of getting dementia. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vigorous Exercise May Not Keep Dementia From Worsening Vigorous Exercise May Not Keep Dementia From Worsening
People with dementia who exercise regularly are just as likely to experience cognitive decline as those who don't work out, a UK study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Dementia: Drinking regularly could cause memory loss
DEMENTIA describes damage to the brain ’s nerve cells. It is caused by both factors we cannot control, such as ageing and family history of the condition, and factors we can such as heart health and smoking. Drinking alcohol heavily may increase your risk of dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 40s health check to include dementia advice
Public Health England wants to give advice to patients to help reduce the risk of the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creating New Worlds for People with Dementia
The fourth article in a series on dementia, this time focusing on how we can each create environments that support autonomy, independence, and quality of life for people living with dementia. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Source Type: news

Dementia: Exceeding this amount of alcohol a week can increase your risk of the disease
DEMENTIA is the term given to a set of symptoms associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. There is no cure for the disease but there are ways to prevent it. One of these is to drink less alcohol - so how much should you be drinking each week to reduce your risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: How much of this ‘health hero’ should you eat every day?
LIVING longer may be possible if you lead a healthy lifestyle and have a healthy diet. Adding citrus fruits, the ‘health heroes’ to your diet could lower your risk of cancer, dementia and heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are amyloid PET scans ready for the clinical setting?
The use of PET scans to confirm the presence of dementia-inducing amyloid plaque...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET links amyloid, vascular factors to cognitive decline PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk PiB-PET study strengthens link between amyloid, dementia High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's JNM: Florbetaben-PET detects cardiac amyloidosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Advance Care Planning for Pain Management in Dementia Advance Care Planning for Pain Management in Dementia
Pain is often under-treated in older patients with dementia. How might pain management be incorporated into advanced care planning, and what are the challenges?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Gout in the elderly linked to higher risk of dementia
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that gout is associated with a 17-20 percent higher risk of dementia in the elderly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social care spending fell while dementia cases rose
Boost social and health spending, charities urge Related items fromOnMedica Cash injection needed to bolster ‘fragile’ care system Government failing on dementia care BMA urges government to stop ‘taking’ from the NHS Delayed hospital transfers may explain rise in population deaths Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to be routine in CQC checks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vigorous exercise may not keep dementia from worsening
(Reuters Health) - People with dementia who exercise regularly are just as likely to experience cognitive decline as those who don't work out, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dementia warning: The most common early signs of vascular dementia - are you at risk?
VASCULAR dementia symptoms can start suddenly, or build up over time. What is vascular dementia, and who is at risk of the brain condition? These are the most common early warning signs of the dementia to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI ties high blood pressure to dementia risk
By tracking white-matter fibers in the brain, MR images have uncovered early...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline MRI shows possible link between blood flow, Alzheimer's MRI shows promise in diagnosing CTE in living patients MRI measures brain atrophy in Alzheimer's MRI uncovers evidence on Alzheimer's origins (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Amyloid PET Improves Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia Amyloid PET Improves Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Elevated Blood Pressure Could Increase Your Risk Of Dementia
BOSTON (CBS) – Even if your blood pressure is just a little bit elevated, you may be at higher risk of dementia later in life. In a new study, researchers looked at about 10,000 people and found that 50 year olds with systolic blood pressures of 130 or greater had a 45-percent higher risk of dementia later in life, even if they didn’t have evidence of heart or blood vessel-related problems. The medical community used to consider 140/90 as the threshold for high blood pressure, but that threshold was recently lowered to 130/80. However, many patients still aren’t treated until their numbers climb higher th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local blood pressure Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Eisai to open Alzheimer's research center in Alewife next year
The 50,000-square-foot Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery will be located inside the new Alewife Research Center on CambridgePark Drive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Eisai to open Alzheimer's research center in Alewife next year
The 50,000-square-foot Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery will be located inside the new Alewife Research Center on CambridgePark Drive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

High BP in Your 50s May Set Stage for Dementia
The researchers found that people at age 50 had an increased risk of dementia later in life if their systolic pressure was higher than 130. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevated Blood Pressure at Age 50 Tied to Dementia Later (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Mild hypertension may increase risk, even without cardiovascular disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Smoking and diabetes 'risk factors' for calcium buildup in brain
A study of brain CT scans of patients with memory problems found that diabetes and smoking were linked to hippocampal calcifications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Studies: Higher blood pressure increases risk for dementia
Two studies have shown an increased risk for neurological damage and dementia in middle-aged people who have higher blood pressure, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Blood Pressure at Mid-Life Increases Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- The risk of dementia is increased in 50-year-olds with blood pressure ≥130 mm Hg, which is below the current threshold for hypertension, according to a study published online June 13 in the European Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dementia signs: Eat protein this many times a week to help stave off symptoms
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms can affect people in different ways depending on which part of the brain has been affected. There is no cure for the disease but there are ways of preventing it - one being to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Protein is an important part of this, but how much should you be eating every week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk
Hypertension in middle age is known to increase the risk of dementia, but so far the specifics are unclear. A new study sheds fresh light on this matter. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure in Your 50s May Set Stage for Dementia
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Elevated blood pressure in your 50s might raise your risk of developing dementia later in life, a new European study has found. People with a systolic blood pressure of 130 or more at age 50 were 45 percent more likely to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure at 50 years old could increase dementia risk by 45%, new study reports
HIGH blood pressure at the age of 50 could increase a person's chances of dementia in later life by 45 per cent, a new study by the European Heart Journal has revealed. Even slightly raised blood pressure at that time in life could lead to the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure in Your 50s May Set Stage for Dementia
Title: High Blood Pressure in Your 50s May Set Stage for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - June 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Dementia Prevention: Brain Exercise
Title: Dementia Prevention: Brain ExerciseCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/24/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:05 PM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - June 13, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news