Military risk factors for dementia
(Alzheimer's Association) In recent years, there has been growing discussion to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder and how they may be linked to an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease in veterans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High occurrence of psychiatric disorders and suicidal behavior across dementia subtypes - Lai AX, Kaup AR, Yaffe K, Byers AL.
OBJECTIVE: To compare occurrence of clinically diagnosed psychiatric disorders and suicidal behavior (mental health disorders) across dementia subtypes in the largest healthcare system in the United States. METHODS: We aggregated two national datab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Is ADT Linked to Dementia in Men with Prostate Cancer Receiving Definitive Radiotherapy?
The findings of this study, recently published in JAMA Oncology,  directly contradict previously conducted research on the same topic. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Artificial intelligence predicts onset
A deep learning algorithm trained to analyze brain scans accurately predicted who would develop Alzheimer's more than 6 years before diagnosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Dementia: How to keep your brain young and protect it against dementia
DEMENTIA has no cure as of yet and there is no direct way to completely prevent the disease from developing. However, there are ways to reduce the risk of getting it. Follow these tips to keep your brain young and protect it against dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Playing board games can protect the brain against dementia
DEMENTIA has no cure as of yet and there is no direct way to completely prevent the disease from developing. However, keeping the brain active by doing things like playing board games can help reduce the risk. Follow these tips to keep your brain young and protect it against dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health services must address multiple conditions in dementia care
(University of Exeter) Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimize their health and quality of life, a new study concludes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New resource to improve dementia care
People living with dementia could benefit from improved care following the launch of a new resource for healthcare providers and carers. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Women and Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kejal Kantarci, a Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist, says more women have the disease than men. She explains the factors that may affect a woman's risk. https://youtu.be/tAX8gzzeEw8 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A cup of coffee every morning could ward of dementia and Parkinson's, study claims
It is not a cure or clear-cut prevention for either disease by any means, but researchers at Canada's Krembil Brain Institute say it won't hurt to add a cup to your daily routine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delirium and antipsychotic medications at hospital intake: screening to decrease likelihood of aggression in inpatient settings among unknown patients with dementia - Wharton T, Paulson D, Burcher K, Lesch H.
For individuals with dementia, disorientation and both external and internal stimuli may trigger behaviors that are difficult to manage or dangerous to health-care providers. Identification of correlational risk factors to aggressive behavior in patients w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Daily Sleep Duration and Risk of Dementia and Mortality Daily Sleep Duration and Risk of Dementia and Mortality
This study aimed to elucidate the association between daily sleep duration and risk of dementia and death in a community-dwelling elderly population. Does use of hypnotics influence the risk?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Being sedentary can put you at risk of dementia
(Natural News) Canadian researchers urge people of all ages – including older people – to get off the couch and get more exercise. Their new study warns that couch potatoes are much more likely to develop dementia than regularly active people, an article in Natural Health 365 stated. What’s more, the McMaster University (MU)-led study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Injury Tied to Long-term Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk Head Injury Tied to Long-term Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk
Patients with a history of one or more head injuries may be at risk for greater cognitive decline and incident dementia than those without injury, notes new research with 20 years of follow-up data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's may be treated with diabetes drugs
New research suggests that targeting the brain's capillary cells with antidiabetes drugs may relieve Alzheimer's-related brain pathologies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Head Injury Tied to Cognitive Decline, Dementia
Head Injury Tied to Long-term Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Preeclampsia Linked to Dementia Decades Later Preeclampsia Linked to Dementia Decades Later
Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia have more than three times higher risk of dementia later in life than women who don't have this pregnancy complication, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A simple eye test could diagnose early dementia signs
AN eye test lasting just seconds could diagnose dementia years before symptoms develop, say scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If autism is hereditary, then where are all the retirement homes full of autistic people?
(Natural News) Nursing homes and retirement “villages” in America are chock full of elderly folks who are victims of brittle bones, dementia, strokes, heart attacks, osteoporosis, and severe arthritis. Yet, something is missing, and it’s more obvious than a trumpeting elephant in a small room full of people. Where are all the autistic senior citizens?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Trump: Robert Bowers Is A Terrorist, Not A Person With Dementia
Twelve hours after Robert Bowers murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life Congregation, President Trump described Bowers as “sick,” evil,” and “demented.” By lumping those descriptions together, Trump not only perpetuates a falsehood, but also further stigmatizes those living with dementia. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Karlawish, Contributor Source Type: news

Contributions of patient and citizen researchers to 'Am I the right way up?' study of balance in posterior cortical atrophy and typical Alzheimer's disease - Crutch SJ, Yong KX, Peters A, Ocal D, Kaski D, Gonzalez AS, Ryan N, Ball S, Harrison CR, Murphy C, Hulme P, Phillips I, Hulme G, Brown A, Brown L, Riley P, Ramsey L, Woods A, Day B.
The current report describes the journey from the sharing of a single, extraordinary experience during a support group conversation to the development of a novel scientific investigation of balance problems in a rarer form of dementia. The story centres ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia, a condition involving dangerously high blood pressure, have more than three times higher risk of dementia later in life than women who don't have this pregnancy complication, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dementia warning - the best diet plan to prevent Alzheimer’s disease revealed
DEMENTIA risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could reduce the chances of Alzheimer ’s disease symptoms and improve brain health by following this diet plan. Which foods should you be eating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades
Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging” (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73.Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined with personal accounts from older Americans, including Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, John Wooden, Bob Newhart, Frank Gehry, David Letterman, Jack LaLanne, Jared Diamond, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Glenn and Vin Scully.Castel notes...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

From making you more forgetful to increasing your risk of dementia, here are 12 things that chronic stress does to your brain
(Natural News) Every day, people encounter things that stress them out, whether it be school, work, or even other people. Because it is so common to experience stress, many people have come to accept it as a constant part of their lives and have stopped trying to alleviate it. However, this should not be the case since constantly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Diabetes Drugs Help Curb Alzheimer's?
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- Alzheimer's patients taking diabetes drugs may have fewer signs of dementia in their brains than similar patients not taking the drugs, new research finds. Specifically, the post-mortem study found that people who'd taken... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study looks at the link between inflammation and the spread of Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Someone in America is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 65 seconds. The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neurological illness that causes impaired cognition, memory loss and death. Right now, there is no known treatment available that can stop the progression of the disease, and there is no cure.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Diet the Best Prevention Strategy for Dementia?
A number of studies have reported that diet interventions can be an effective strategy for preventing or delaying the onset of dementia in older adults. While the Mediterranean (MedDiet) and the DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diets have demonstrated cardiovascular benefits in older adults, another reported outcome is a lower risk of Alzheimer ’s disease and cognitive decline. The MedDiet is a cultural-based diet pattern that has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease, whereas the DASH diet originally was developed to reduce and control blood pressure. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - November 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Phyllis Famularo Source Type: news

Roam If You Want to: Unlocking Doors for Patients With Dementia
The author of Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care and Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being, G. Allen Power, MD, posted a photo on social media of a door in a dementia unit decorated to resemble the corner of a lovely room with a bookcase and flowers in a vase. At first glance, it is visually appealing. But the truth is, said Dr. Power, it is still a door. Instead of disguising or locking doors to keep people from leaving, “We need to figure out why they want to leave, and we need to think about the needs we’re not meeting,” he said. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - November 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Dementia Interventions: From Past to Present
In this issue of Caring for the Ages, several articles about dementia prevention and care for individuals with dementia are being republished. In looking back at these articles, I ’m reminded of how few answers we have in terms of the best approach to care. Moreover, I anticipate that there really is no best answer but rather a smorgasbord of approaches and ways to prevent, screen for, and treat dementia. What works, or is best for one individual may simply not work or be b est for another. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - November 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick Source Type: news

Scoping review of neuroimaging studies investigating frailty and frailty components - L ópez-Sanz D, Suárez-Méndez I, Bernabé R, Pasquín N, Rodríguez-Mañas L, Maestú F, Walter S.
Background: Neuroimaging techniques are a cornerstone for diagnosing and investigating cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly. In frailty research, the physical as opposed to the cognitive domain of the aging process, neuroimaging studies are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Loneliness tied to a higher risk of dementia
A 10-year study of 12,000 diverse older adults finds that loneliness, independently of social isolation, is tied to a 40 percent higher risk of dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Effects of dance on the postural balance, cognition and functional autonomy of older adults - Borges EGDS, Vale RGS, Pernambuco CS, Cader SA, S á SPC, Pinto FM, Regazzi ICR, Knupp VMAO, Dantas EHM.
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the postural balance, cognition and functional autonomy of older adults with dementia, who are long-stay inpatients, subjected to ballroom dancing. METHOD: simple randomized clinical study. Older adult sample: control group (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Proteomic profiling of mouse brains exposed to blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury reveals changes in axonal proteins and phosphorylated tau - Chen M, Song H, Cui J, Johnson CE, Hubler GK, DePalma RG, Gu Z, Xia W.
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most prevalent form of dementia, is characterized by two pathological hallmarks: Tau-containing neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid- β protein (Aβ)-containing neuritic plaques. The goal of this study is to understand mild tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aids May Curb Cognitive Decline Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aids May Curb Cognitive Decline
Sensory deprivation is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, but will correcting impaired hearing and vision prevent these outcomes? Yes, these studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New nanomaterial may detect Alzheimer's disease earlier
A new nanomaterial that can pass through the blood-brain barrier and be visualized...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music New Alzheimer's definition relies on imaging biomarkers PET links sleep and beta-amyloid accumulation PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's Researchers question whether brain injury causes Alzheimer's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Being lonely raises the risk of dementia: Social isolation 'may trigger inflammation in the brain'
Researchers from Florida State University found that even if someone seems to be surrounded by friends and loved ones, simply feeling like you don't fit in raises a person's risk of the disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eye scan may detect Alzheimer's disease in seconds
It may soon be possible to diagnose Alzheimer's in a matter of seconds using a noninvasive eye scanner that simply examines a person's retina. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Sweet remedies for ulcers, snoring and even dementia!
Every chemist stocks lozenges, sweets and pastilles claiming to help ailments But which are effective — and which are no more useful than a boiled sweet? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Research Initiative to Focus on Cerebrovascular Diseases
A multidisciplinary group of clinical and bench researchers has been formed at the University of Rochester Medical Center to study cerebrovascular disease. The Cerebrovascular and Neurocognitive Research Group (CNRG), which consists of faculty from Neurology, Neurosurgery, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Microbiology and Immunology, and Vascular Biology will leverage advanced brain imaging technologies to investigate a number of diseases, including stroke, cerebral small vessel disease, and vascular dementia. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Loneliness pushes up dementia risk by about 40 percent
Loneliness increases a person's risk for dementia by 40 percent, according to an analysis of 10 years of data on more than 12,000 people. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$14M memory care center coming to Blue Ash
Construction has begun on a $14 million nursing home in Blue Ash, which would care for up to 66 private-pay residents with Alzheimer ’s disease or dementia. The three-story Serene Suites Memory Care facility being built on 2.8 acres at 9856 Redhill Drive will encompass about 53,000 square feet.  Construction will cost $9.5 million, with land acquisition, equipment and furnishings accounting for the remainder, said owner/deve loper Jagdish Bhati, CEO of Serene Suites.  The facility is to include… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Young blood transfusions could ease dementia symptoms
In the Stanford study 18 people with mild or moderate Alzheimer's received either four weekly jabs of young fresh frozen plasma (yFFP) from male donors aged 18 to 25 or a placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Tight Blood Pressure Control Prevent Dementia? Can Tight Blood Pressure Control Prevent Dementia?
Dr Richard Isaacson discusses recent results from the SPRINT MIND study exploring the link between blood pressure and dementia risk.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Could Chinese takeaways help fight dementia?
Japanese researchers at Tottori University conducted tests on 200 patients battling dementia to make the conclusion. The participants either consumed MSG daily, or didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Injury Linked with Higher Dementia Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Risk heightened even among those with full renal recovery (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - October 29, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

'Organ-on-a-chip' looks for links between stroke and dementia
A team of EU-funded researchers from seven countries is working to discover hidden links between Alzheimer's disease and stroke in order to improve the prevention and treatment of these intertwined conditions. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - October 29, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Conference hears how disabled workers face absence problems
A busy morning of debates at UNISON’s disabled members’ conference in Brighton saw delegates tackle a wide range of issues, from the importance of “digital inclusion” – and the difficulties many disabled people face in tackling online application forms – to the need to remember that disabled members may not identify in a binary way, and need to be included by using non-binary language. The morning’s most moving debate saw Jackie Anderson from Scotland tell the story of Anne, a 43-year-old woman working in the public sector. She had a disability – endometriosis. It was we...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News disabled members national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Dementia: Take the SAGE test to detect early signs and symptoms of cognitive impairment
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms are difficult to spot because the disease can differ from person to person. But certain tests have been developed to detect early signs of cognitive decline, one being the SAGE test. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between what we see and how we remember 'breaks' as we get older
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint among older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes. Recent research published by scientists at Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute (RRI) brings us a step closer to uncovering the answer, which could help with distinguishing signs of dementia earlier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news