Housework could keep brain young, research suggests
Even light exertions can slow down ageing of the brain, activity-tracker data indicatesEven light activity such as household chores might help to keep the brain young, researchers say, adding to a growing body of evidence that, when it comes to exercise, every little bit helps.The findings mirror upcoming guidance from the UK chief medical officers, andexisting US guidelines, which say light activity or very short bouts of exercise are beneficial to health – even if it is just a minute or two at a time – countering the previous view that there was a threshold that must be reached before there were benefits.Cont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Mental health Society World news Dementia Ageing Source Type: news

Even a Little More Exercise Might Help Your Brain Stay Young
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Alzheimer's and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging, and a little exercise might help keep them at bay, a new study suggests. The researchers found that every hour of light exercise on top of recommended... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mild cognitive impairment can be relieved with continuous electroacupuncture treatment
(Natural News) Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has a high possibility of progressing to dementia, which reduces the quality of life of affected individuals and makes it difficult for them to live independently. Fortunately, this condition can be prevented with proper treatment. Studies have shown that the cognitive function of people with MCI can still be improved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: The main early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease everyone must know
DEMENTIA causes a wide range of symptoms, which tend to worsen as the disease progresses, but spotting the signs early can allow you to get the right help and treatment to keep the condition under control for as long as possible. There is one main early symptom of Alzheimer ’s disease - the most common type of dementia - everyone should be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study
(University of Cambridge) A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Barrow researcher discovers critical RNA processing aberrations
(St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center) Research by a Barrow Neurological Center scientist on mechanisms of dysfunctional RNA processing in ALS and frontaltemporal dementia (FTD) was published in the April issue of Acta Neuropathologica. The research was conducted by Dr. Rita Sattler and her graduate student Stephen Moore in her laboratory at the Department of Neurobiology at Barrow Neurological Institute, which is dedicated to understanding the mechanisms of disease in ALS, FTD and related neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

< i > FPM < /i > Showcases Tools Available to Improve Dementia Care
A research report published in the January/February issue ofFPM gathered and presented evidence-based tools family physicians can use to improve care for patients with dementia. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dementia: The early and subtle warning sign of vascular dementia you mustn’t ignore
DEMENTIA symptoms are most commonly associated with memory loss, but in vascular dementia memory loss is not usually the main early symptom. Before memory loss happens, the early stages of vascular dementia can be detected by a much more subtle warning sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measuring brain activity in milliseconds possible through new research
(King's College London) Researchers from King's College London, Harvard and INSERM-Paris have discovered a new way to measure brain function in milliseconds using magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). This could help with diagnosing and understanding neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, dementia, multiple sclerosis, or epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital
Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research centre. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Scam Awareness May Indicate Alzheimer Risk in Seniors
Increased risk for Alzheimer dementia, mild cognitive impairment seen with low scam awareness in seniors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid
Scientists have designed a protein that folds into alpha sheets that can block toxic beta-amyloid in brain cells before it forms into large clumps. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

10 Biggest Myths About Sleeping, According To Researchers
(CNN) — Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream. Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. “There’s such a link between good sleep and our waking success,” said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. “And yet we often find ourselves debunking myths, whether ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Falling For Phone Scams Could Be Early Sign Of Dementia, Study Says
(CNN) — The woman lives alone, but she’s rarely lonely. Friends stop by most mornings, and a niece looks in weekly. Still, most of her afternoons and evenings are spent sitting in her chair, looking at the clouds and sky through a picture window. The caller sounded nice. “Good afternoon,” he said in a cheery voice, asking whether he could use her first name. She couldn’t remember entering the sweepstakes, but he assured her that she had and that it didn’t matter: What matters, he said, is that she’d won. “And what you’ve won is a unique investment opportunity,” he...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Dementia Scams Source Type: news

Financial Scammers Often Prey on People With Early Dementia
Title: Financial Scammers Often Prey on People With Early DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - April 16, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Falling for a scam may be an early warning sign of dementia, a new study suggests 
Older Americans lose about $35 billion collectively a year to scammers. Those with poor con-radar are at about a two-fold risk of dementia, Rush University research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New digital tool tracks number of care home beds
The tool helps the NHS and social care staff find available beds to reduce avoidable lengthy stays in hospital Related items fromOnMedica Older people ’s health and social care poorly coordinated and fragmented Cash injection needed to bolster ‘fragile’ care system Social care spending fell while dementia cases rose NHS England will recruit 240 pharmacists for care homes More support needed for older people with HIV (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Financial scam victims have higher risk of Alzheimer's
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease than elderly people who don't get tricked by scammers, a small U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia
Researchers say seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Falling for phone scams could be an early sign of dementia, study says
The woman lives alone, but she's rarely lonely. Friends stop by most mornings, and a niece looks in weekly. Still, most of her afternoons and evenings are spent sitting in her chair, looking at the clouds and sky through a picture window. The caller sounded nice. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Financial Scammers Often Prey on People With Early Dementia
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- When older adults fall prey to scam artists, it might in some cases be an early warning of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study of 935 older adults found that those who appeared susceptible to scams were at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

EIP Pharma closes financing for new indications for former Vertex drug
EIP Pharma, a central nervous system-focused therapeutics company, announced the successful completion of $11.2 million in new private funding to explore the use of an investigational drug as a treatment for dementia with Lewy bodies and for the cognitive deficits in Huntington's disease. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Five-minute ‘spot the animal’ iPad test could detect signs of dementia
The South London and Maudsley NHS trust is trialling an online test designed to spot early signs of dementia by seeing how quickly and accurately people can identify photos of animals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can oxygen treatments help prevent neurodegenerative disease?
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) limits the amount of oxygen that reaches important parts of the body. Patients with this condition are, thus, very prone to developing neurodegenerative diseases. But a Canadian-led research team advised that giving these patients extra doses of oxygen could help prevent the onset of dementia. For their experiment, researchers from the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia care: Expert reveals how games can help people battling dementia
DEMENTIA CARE: A dementia diagnosis can be a scary prospect, as people expect the disease to rapidly diminish quality of life. But Express.co.uk spoke to one expert who believes playing games can help patients still live fulfilling lives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: How much water you should drink to lower your chances of the brain condition
DEMENTIA risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could lower your risk of dementia symptoms and signs, including memory loss and confusion, by regularly drinking water. But how much water should you drink every day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gait characteristics and cognitive decline: a longitudinal population-based study - Jayakody O, Breslin M, Srikanth V, Callisaya M.
This study aimed to determine whether gait speed or other gait characterist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Flortaucipir-PET shows promise for detecting CTE
Flortaucipir-PET scans revealed high amounts of tau protein in brain regions...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET's view of tau could explain women's early dementia Flortaucipir-PET targets tau for Alzheimer's diagnoses Studies question link between contact sports and CTE FDDNP-PET shows brain injury effects in military personnel PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Abnormal proteins correlate with aggressive behavior in dementia
(Lund University) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia. They observed a correlation between certain proteins and dementia sufferers' tendency to commit criminal acts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BU Study Of NFL Players ’ Brains Might Help Diagnose CTE In The Living
CNN) — After examining the brains of former professional football players, researchers might be a step closer to diagnosing the devastating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the living, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers utilized PET imaging to find tau, an abnormal protein that’s a signature indicator of CTE, using a radioactive drug or tracer called flortaucipir. The researchers imaged the brains of 26 living former football players and compared them with the brains of 31 people with no history of traumatic brain injury. (WBZ-TV) Th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN CTE Source Type: news

Husband with dementia has finally been able to reconnect with his wife - using a 'Music Memory Box'
The box filled with memorabilia plays songs that are personal to the person with dementia. Steve Garrity, 82, of Bristol, hasn't spoken to his wife, Monica, 74, for five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia - the household chore that could lower your chances of the brain condition
DEMENTIA risk could be lowered by making some lifestyle or exercise changes. You could lower your risk of dementia symptoms and signs, including memory loss and confusion, by regularly doing this household chore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBT over the phone or online could help in IBS
Researchers say new ways of offering CBT will widen access and offer hope when drugs have failed Related items fromOnMedica Integrated mental health care cuts demand for GPs Experts urge radical action on mental health crises We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money Mental and physical healthcare should be integrated (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Biochemical switches identified that could be triggered to treat muscle, brain disorders
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have found that the enzymes ULK1 and ULK2 play a key role in breaking down cell structures called stress granules, whose persistence leads to toxic buildup of proteins that kill muscle and brain cells. Such buildup is central to the pathology of three related diseases: inclusion body myopathy (IBM), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yet another reason to lose belly fat: Carrying it around increases your risk of dementia
(Natural News) General obesity is an epidemic, but it is possible to have excess belly fat without being generally obese. Still, unwanted belly fat is bad news for overall health. Researchers even found that waist-to-hip ratio, and not body mass index (BMI), can increase your risk of dementia. Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wikipedia: The new inquisition
(Natural News) Consider: you are given a serious diagnosis – cancer, dementia, multiple sclerosis – and your doctor runs you through the standard treatment protocol. It fails to reverse or cure the condition, leaving you hundreds of thousands of dollars poorer and sicker. It’s time to explore your options, you decide, and seek out others... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Triggering Palliative Care in Late-Stage Dementia Triggering Palliative Care in Late-Stage Dementia
A pilot randomized trial demonstrates a way to provide access to palliative care for patients with late-stage dementia.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dementia Increases 400% in Nigeria in 20 Years - Report
[Vanguard] While Nigeria is still struggling with recent reports that ranked the country 6th among miserable people in the world, the country has again, scored another negative point with regards to its already battered health indices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early intervention and nutrition key to fighting dementia
EU-funded researchers have shown that a daily medical nutrition drink can help to stabilise everyday cognitive and functional performance in elderly people. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 9, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

PET Imaging Improves MCI, Dementia Diagnoses, Alters Management PET Imaging Improves MCI, Dementia Diagnoses, Alters Management
Amyloid PET imaging in patients with suspected mild cognitive impairment or dementia results in more accurate diagnoses and alters patient management, results of a large, longitudinal study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Precise brain stimulation provides memory boost
People in their 70s were given the working memory of those in their 20s Related items fromOnMedica Traumatic brain injury increases risk of dementia Risk of Alzheimer ’s lower in people with gout Potential brain disease risk posed by surgical procedures Low vitamin D levels linked to faster cognitive decline Exercise regimes 'do not slow dementia' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: Sign in the eyes proven to identify early stages of condition
DEMENTIA is a neurodegenerative condition associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. There ’s currently no cure, but in a new study, scientists have discovered a certain change in the eyes, which can be detected by a simple eye test, can identify dementia in its early stages. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mind: To Improve Memory, Tune It Like an Orchestra
A noninvasive technique shows promise in improving the working memory of older adults. But, the scientists note, “ Do not try this at home! ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Brain Age, Chronological Dementia Memory Boston University Nature Neuroscience (Journal) University of California, San Diego University of Pennsylvania Kahana, Michael J Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease could be treated by zapping patients' brains
The Boston University breakthrough could lead to people wearing skull caps or gaming style headset devices to treat a host of neurological disorders - from dementia to autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Diagnosis Is Alzheimer ’ s. But That ’ s Probably Not the Only Problem.
Most people with dementia have a number of brain abnormalities, not just Alzheimer ’ s disease. The finding is forcing scientists to rethink the search for treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Brain Elderly Dementia Memory Stroke Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Proteins Hardy, John Anthony (1954- ) your-feed-science Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Want to know how long you'll live? Just stand on one leg with your eyes shut! 
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Surprisingly, having good balance is also a powerful predictor of dementia, as well as how long, and how healthily you will live. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contradictory Findings for Diet and Dementia Risk Contradictory Findings for Diet and Dementia Risk
Contradicting results from several recently-published studies, new research suggests a healthy diet during midlife does not prevent dementia later on.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mother, 34, reveals heartbreak of watching her two-year-old daughter die of 'childhood dementia' 
Mirryn Cunningham, of West Lothian, started to behave differently at 10 months old before a diagnosis of Batten Disease. Her mother, Vicky Cunningham, said she could die any day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: New research shows this popular drink may help reduce the risk of dementia
DEMENTIA is often not preventable, but experts advise the risk of developing it can be reduced by making certain lifestyle changes. One new study has shown drinking a popular drink may help to reduce the risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Dementia bus’ helping nurses to better understand the condition
Nurses feel they have a “better understanding” of the lived experience of dementia after climbing aboard a virtual ‘dementia bus’, according to a London mental health trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news