Optician's eye test 'could spot early dementia signs'
Researchers say it could help to identify dementia earlier when the condition is easier to treat. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s risk linked to reproductive history
Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference reports that pregnancy and reproductive history may affect the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s later in life.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Taxi 'hero' praised for looking after woman with dementia
The driver stayed with the woman until he and police officers were able to reunite her with her family. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How going for an eye test at your opticians could spot dementia
The largest trial of its kind, led by researchers at University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, used data from 32,000 people who had undergone the eye test, available at NHS opticians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How going for a simple eye test at your opticians could spot DEMENTIA
The largest trial of its kind, led by researchers at University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, used data from 32,000 people who had undergone the eye test, available at NHS opticians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Right Lighting Can Calm Alzheimer's Patients
TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 -- Lighting that mimics natural night-day patterns might improve sleep and mood problems for Alzheimer's patients living in nursing homes, new research suggests. The lighting intervention, designed to stimulate dementia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Americans With Dementia Don't Know They Have It: Study
Title: Many Americans With Dementia Don't Know They Have It: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 24, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Common painkillers triple harmful side effects in dementia
(University of Exeter) Two studies at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2018 (AAIC) highlight a significant increase in harmful side effects related to the use of commonly prescribed opioid painkillers in people with dementia. Researchers also identified a mechanism that may be causing the problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research focuses on treating non-cognitive symptoms of people with dementia
(Alzheimer's Association) New research presented at the Alzheimer's Association InternationalConference (AAIC) 2018 in Chicago focuses on the recent successes and ongoing challenges of drugand non-drug treatments for the non-cognitive symptoms experienced by people living withAlzheimer's dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simple eye test to predict Alzheimer’s
A SIMPLE eye test could identify those at greater risk of developing dementia before symptoms even occur, scientists revealed yesterday. In a landmark study, researchers proved that the risk of losing brain power can be predicted by the thickness of the eye ’s retina. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 4, befriends Nottingham dementia patient, 91
Daniel was only 18 months old when he first met Stuart at a care home. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar ‘increases dementia risk 33%’
TOO much sugar increases the risk of dementia, a study suggests. Researchers said no matter the form – fizzy drinks, sweets or cakes – those who had the highest consumption of sugar were found to have the highest risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating the trendy Viking diet may reduce the risk of dementia by up to 30%, study finds
Researchers from Tianjin Medical University, China, found that the Nordic way, which promotes home cooked meals, prevents cognitive decline, particularly when combined with exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motherhood may hold clue to Alzheimer's risk
A woman's fertility and childbearing history might help predict how likely she is to develop dementia ​ later in life, two new studies suggest (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How pregnancy and childbirth may protect some women from developing dementia
Women make up some 60% of Alzheimer ’s disease patients in the United States, and over her lifetime, a woman is almost twice as likely than a man to develop the memory-robbing condition.New research offers tantalizing clues as to why that might be, suggesting that either hormonal influences or... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Reproductive History Influences Women's Dementia Risk Reproductive History Influences Women's Dementia Risk
New research points to female-specific risk and protective factors affecting brain health, with potential implications for preventive and therapeutic strategies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Study: Many With Dementia Don't Know They Have It
Nearly 6 out of 10 people with probable dementia were either undiagnosed or unaware of their diagnosis, a review of data from 585 Medicare recipients has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Prevalence Data on Dementia in Sexual Minority Seniors First Prevalence Data on Dementia in Sexual Minority Seniors
The prevalence of dementia among lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons is about the same as for heterosexuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How Pregnancy May Affect the Risk of Alzheimer ’s
In the U.S., two-thirds of people with Alzheimer’s disease are women, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. For decades, experts have explained the gender divide by the fact that women also tend to live longer than men, and the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age. “Everyone brushed it off to the fact that women were living longer,” says Rachel Whitmer, professor of epidemiology at University of California Davis. “Now science is saying, wait, that’s not the end of the story.” Pregnancy, according to two of the latest studies on the issue, may have something to do wi...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime Source Type: news

Ultrasound could cure dementia without any side effects
Researchers from Tohoku University, Japan, claim low-intensity pulsed ultrasound waves could benefit elderly patients by avoiding the need for surgery or risky anaesthesia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women in the early stages of Alzheimer's
Scientists from the University of Illinois and University of California, San Diego, found that superior 'verbal memory' in women often masks the early warning signs of dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charity partnership on nurse-led helpline for Lewy body dementia
Two charities are today launching a new collaboration to provide a helpline for those affected by Lewy body dementia, which will be run by specialist nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Many Americans With Dementia Don't Know They Have It: Study
MONDAY, July 23, 2018 -- Many older Americans with dementia don't know they have the disease, a new study indicates. A review of data from 585 Medicare recipients with probable dementia found nearly 6 out of 10 were either undiagnosed or unaware of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Having More Kids Tied to Lower Odds of Alzheimer's in Women
MONDAY, July 23, 2018 -- A woman's fertility might help predict how likely she is to develop dementia later in life, two new studies suggest. Women who were very fertile appeared to have some protection against dementia, a Kaiser Permanente study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dementia Diagnosis Less Likely for Solo Doctor Visits
Adults with probable dementia who are unaccompanied to a doctor visit have a greater chance of remaining undiagnosed or unaware of their diagnosis. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Life Is Short After Dementia Diagnosis, No Matter Your Age
Title: Life Is Short After Dementia Diagnosis, No Matter Your AgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 23, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

How Common Is Dementia Among LGBT Seniors?
Title: How Common Is Dementia Among LGBT Seniors?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 23, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Could supplemental oxygen help sleep apnoea patients?
Supplemental oxygen eliminates morning blood pressure rise in patients who stop using CPAP Related items fromOnMedica Obstructive sleep apnoea Sleep disorder linked to brain changes indicative of dementia Sleep apnoea in expectant mothers presents risk to newborns Sleep apnoea might increase risk of atrial fibrillation Oral device improves sleep apnoea and related symptoms (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More than senior moments: better dementia detection is urged
There's new guidance to help family doctors do a better job of diagnosing mental decline and dementia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Toxic food causes Alzheimer's and Dementia: Groundbreaking docu-series launches Monday, featuring food scientist Mike Adams
(Natural News) If you want to live a life with full brain function and “cognitive longevity,” you’ll absolutely want to watch the docu-series episodes of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Summit which begins tomorrow. I’m one of the featured speakers for the event, and my segment that airs tomorrow is entitled, “Toxic Food – Uncovering the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common Is Dementia Among LGBT Seniors?
SUNDAY, July 22, 2018 -- Dementia strikes about one in 13 lesbian, gay or bisexual seniors in the United States, a new study finds. " Current estimates suggest that more than 200,000 sexual minorities in the U.S. are living with dementia, but --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Life Is Short After Dementia Diagnosis, No Matter Your Age
SUNDAY, July 22, 2018 -- Your age doesn't determine how long you'll live after a dementia diagnosis, new research contends. " These findings suggest that, despite all efforts, and despite being younger and perhaps physically'healthier'than older... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First dementia prevalence data in lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults
(Alzheimer's Association) The first dementia prevalence data from a large population of lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults was reported today at the 2018 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia research is '40 years behind cancer advances'
Dementia research is trailing 40 years behind the advances seen in cancer, Professor Nick Fox, director of University College London ’s Dementia Research Centre, has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belfast barber offers haircuts to Liverpool dementia patients
A barber from Belfast has travelled to a care home in Liverpool to offer haircuts to people with dementia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belfast barber offers haircuts to Merseyside dementia patients
A barber from Belfast has travelled to a care home in Wallasey to offer haircuts to people with dementia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

A high level of cardiovascular fitness reduces your risk of dementia by 90%
(Natural News) Being physically active does not only make you physically fit, but also makes you mentally healthy. In a Swedish study of women and fitness, it was revealed that people who have a high level of cardiovascular fitness are 90 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life. The study, published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Device Designation for Roche's Elecsys cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) assays to support the improved diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Roche announced today, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device Designation to Elecsys ® ß-Amyloid (1-42) CSF and Elecsys® Phospho-Tau (181P) CSF. These in vitro diagnostic immunoassays are for the measurement of the ß-Amyloid (1-42) and Phospho-Tau concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s dis ease (AD) or other causes of dementia. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Device Designation for Roche's Elecsys cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) assays to support the improved diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Roche announced today, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device Designation to Elecsys ® ß-Amyloid (1-42) CSF and Elecsys® Phospho-Tau (181P) CSF. These in vitro diagnostic immunoassays are for the measurement of the ß-Amyloid (1-42) and Phospho-Tau concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s dis ease (AD) or other causes of dementia. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caregivers' perceptions of aggressive behaviour in nursing home residents living with dementia: a meta-ethnography - Nybakken S, Strand ås M, Bondas T.
AIM: To explore how formal caregivers perceive and interpret aggressive behaviour in nursing home residents living with dementia, by synthesizing knowledge from published qualitative studies. BACKGROUND: Nursing home caregivers are exposed to aggre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Vascular dementia causes: Nine factors that can increase chance of disease in later life
VASCULAR dementia occurs when there is reduced blood flow to the brain which damages and eventually kills brain cells. This type of dementia is believed to affect around 150,000 people in the UK. But what are the causes of reduced blood flow to the brain and can it be prevented? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why should your practice become dementia-friendly?
Around 850,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with dementia, with the number set to increase to one million by 2021, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.  As artificial intelligence (AI) advances, it will become easier to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care and offer early access to treatment and support to those affected by different types of dementia. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

How could your practice become dementia friendly?
Around 850,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with dementia, with the number set to increase to one million by 2021, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.  As artificial intelligence (AI) advances, it will become easier to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care and offer early access to treatment and support to those affected by different types of dementia. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Nurses offer home as raffle prize to raise money for charity
A nursing couple is offering their £600,000 home as the prize in a raffle in a bid to raise money for a ground-breaking dementia project. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses offer home as competition prize to raise money for charity
A nursing couple is offering their £600,000 home as the prize in a competition in a bid to raise money for a ground-breaking dementia project. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Treating dementia with the healing waves of sound
(Tohoku University) Ultrasound applied to the brain could help treat patients with dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International Conference Brings together world's leaders in Alzheimer's and dementia research
(Alzheimer's Association) The Alzheimer's Association International Conference ® (AAIC ® ) is the largest and most influential international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Driving Medical IoT Concepts with Force-Sensitive Resistor Technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a growing wave of change that brings several new challenges to design engineers across all industries and markets. While it is a somewhat nebulous concept, IoT is broadly defined as a network of smart devices that communicate with one another wirelessly, with little-to-no direct human interaction. In general, physicians and patients are becoming more accepting of medical treatment methods that offer the best opportunity for patients to live a normal life. Human contact will always be an important part in all medical treatment, but the development of smart medical devices, systems, an...
Source: MDDI - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Rob Podoloff and  Andy Dambeck Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Cognitive-focused dev Neuronetrix raises $2m
Cognitive disorder evaluation-focused developer Neuronetrix has raised $2 million in a new round of equity financing, according to a recently posted SEC filing. Money in the round came from eight anonymous investors, with the first sale noted on February 3. The Louisville, Ky.-based company is looking for an additional $3 million before closing the round, according to the filing. The company produces the FDA-cleared Cognision objective biomarker system designed to aid neurologists and physicians in differentiating between dementia and depression during diagnosis. The system also allows physicians to track disease progressi...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological neuronetrix Source Type: news