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

Alzheimer's may affect TWICE as many people as expected
A researcher from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, said too much of Alzheimer's diagnosis is focused on the symptoms of dementia, when actually many more people have earlier biological signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia is associated with an increased risk of hip fractures: a nationwide analysis in Korea - Jeon JH, Park JH, Oh C, Chung JK, Song JY, Kim S, Lee SH, Jang JW, Kim YJ.
This study investigated the association between dementia and hip fracture... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Dedicated sleep and dementia research unit launches at UEA
(University of East Anglia) Scientists at the University of East Anglia will investigate the link between sleep and dementia at a new state-of-the-art sleep unit opening today, April 4. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

College research raises awareness of dementia that has early visual symptoms
The College of Optometrists has completed research on the experiences of vision assessment for people living with a form of dementia that impacts vision. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of suicidal feelings in an ageing Swedish population: from old to very old age in the Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Studies - F ässberg MM, Vanaelst B, Jonson M, Sterner TR, Ahlner F, Wetterberg H, Rydén L, Kern S, Sigström R, Zettergren A, Skoog I, Waern M.
AimsThe first aim of this study was to provide prevalence suicidal feelings over time (past week, past month, past year and lifetime) in a population-based sample of old to very old adults without dementia. Does prevalence change with rising age? The secon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care
Using brain scans that can detect hallmarks of Alzheimer's could improve diagnosis and clinical care of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

A 'low dose aspirin' for dementia? Drug ready for first in-human testing
(University of Kentucky) To date, there have been very few successes in the pursuit of a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. But one drug that looks at AD from a different angle is now ready for its first round of testing in humans, supported by $5.5 million from the NIH and the ADDF. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amyloid PET Linked to Changes in Management for MCI, Dementia
Change in management between pre - , post - PET visits for 60.2 and 63.5 percent with MCI, dementia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Amyloid PET Linked to Changes in Management for MCI, Dementia
TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 -- For Medicare beneficiaries with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia of uncertain etiology, amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) is associated with changes in clinical management, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One Day There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge the Brain. Who Should Get It?
A study found that a hormone meant to protect animals ’ brains actually enhanced them. Ethicists are wondering what happens if it becomes viable for humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Preventive Medicine Memory Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Brain Hormones Elderly Dementia Ethics and Official Misconduct Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) your-feed-science Source Type: news

One Day There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge Your Brain. Who Should Get It?
A study found that a hormone meant to protect animals ’ brains actually enhanced them. Ethicists are wondering what happens if it becomes viable for humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Preventive Medicine Memory Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Brain Hormones Elderly Dementia Ethics and Official Misconduct Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) your-feed-science Source Type: news

NHS to make rapid blood test for pre-eclampsia more widely available
The blood test which is able to support rapid diagnose of pre-eclampsia will be rolled out in England Related items fromOnMedica Armed forces wives at greater risk of perinatal depression New screening method better at identifying preeclampsia Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse Pre-eclampsia linked to raised risk of vascular dementia Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exercise found to reduce the severity of Alzheimer's symptoms
(Natural News) Early-onset autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s, also known as dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease, is a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease that causes memory loss and dementia in people typically in their 30s to 50s. In a recent study published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, a team of researchers found that physical exercise may delay... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: UK university studies potential for this spice to prevent Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA: Researchers at the University of Warwick are studying the potential of curcurmin - the active ingredient in turmeric - in the prevention of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Brain Booster in a Bottle? Don ’ t Bother
To support brain health as you age, start with the same foods that can help to keep your heart healthy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Brain Dementia Diet and Nutrition Exercise Source Type: news

Half of NHS trusts are providing poor care and hundreds of thousands are not being diagnosed
Around 850,000 people in the UK have dementia but it is predicted to hit two million by 2050. The figures come as nearly half of England’s health boards offer poor standards of care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stopping Eating and Drinking by Advance Directives: Choose Your Injustice
Jim, I have a hypothetical case for you. One of my residents with dementia, let ’s call him Bill, has an advance directive stating that when he no longer has meaningful social interaction, his caregivers should stop giving him food or water. He is now mostly mute, though rarely he may say a word or two. He still eats reasonably well and seems to enjoy mealtimes, occasionally saying “That’s good” when eating ice cream. His agent with POAHC [power of attorney for health care] is his wife, Alice, who also has advanced dementia and can no longer function as his decision-maker but is more verbal than Bil...
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Peter Jaggard, James Wright Tags: Medical Ethics Source Type: news

Admitting and Treating Patients With Mental Illness and a History of Self-Harm
Due to the changing dynamic in the health care industry, the number and percentage of elderly patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities with mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety) and dementia (along with the accompanying behaviors) will continue to increase in the next 10 years. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: William Wilson Tags: Legal Issues Source Type: news

Time on daily activities increases WTP of dementia caregivers
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Service organisation for people with dementia after an injurious fall: challenges and opportunities - Wheatley A, Bamford C, Shaw C, Boyles M, Fox C, Allan L.
INTRODUCTION: people with dementia are more likely to fall and less likely to recover well after a fall than cognitively intact older people. Little is known about how best to deliver services to this patient group. This paper explored current service prov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

What's bad for the heart is also bad for the brain
(Reuters Health) - People who have risk factors for heart disease like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity may also be more likely to develop structural changes in the brain that can lead to dementia, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Later menstrual cycle linked to higher dementia risk
A woman is more likely to develop dementia if she starts her period later in life, new research shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shorter Reproductive Span May Up Risk for Dementia in Women
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 -- Having a shorter reproductive span is associated with an increased risk for dementia in women, according to a study published online March 28 in Neurology. Paola Gilsanz, Sc.D., from the Kaiser Permanente Division of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shorter fertile period in women associated with increased dementia risk
According to a study, published inNeurology, women that have later onset periods, earlier menopause or had a hysterectomy are more likely to develop dementia.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dementia: How woman was able to smell husband’s Alzheimer from his strange odour
THE MUSTY smell was ­swirling in the air. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia
Scientists have found that an experimental drug that failed against cancer may treat dementia instead. However, can they test it in clinical trials? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Smoking may not be related to dementia risk after all
Study of 531 cognitively healthy older adults over 11.5 years finds no link between smoking and dementia after accounting for 'competing risk' of death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk
The researchers said the pattern fits a theory that lower lifetime exposure to estrogen may contribute to dementia. Lab research, for example, suggests that estrogen aids resiliency and repair of brain cells. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of dementia on hospital outcomes for elderly patients with sepsis: A population-based study
Prior studies have suggested that dementia adversely influences clinical outcomes and increases resource utilization in patients hospitalized for acute diseases. However, there is limited population-data information on the impact of dementia among elderly hospitalized patients with sepsis. This nationwide population-based study shows that dementia is present in a substantial proportion of adults ≥65s hospitalized with sepsis, and while the condition does seem to come with a lower risk of organ dysfunction, it exerts a negative influence on in-hospital mortality and acts as an independent mortality predictor. Furthermore...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk
Title: Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - March 28, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gender differences in presentation of behavioral and psychological symptoms in Alzheimer's disease in Taiwan - Hsieh SW, Chen CH, Huang LC, Chang YH, Yang YH.
OBJECTIVES: Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are frequently met in Alzheimer's disease (AD), especially in their late stages. BPSD has been reported to be associated with gender for its biological characteristics and severity of dem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effect of physical exercise on physical performance and fall incidents of individuals living with dementia in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial - Brett L, Stapley P, Meedya S, Traynor V.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of an exercise intervention on physical performance and reported fall incidents among individuals living with dementia in nursing homes. METHODS: The study was a randomized controlled trial to determine the effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Home-based tools can help assess dementia risk and progression
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, report on a novel four-year, randomized clinical trial evaluating different home-based methods to assess cognitive function and decline in participants over the age of 75. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Starting period late and entering menopause early can increase dementia risk by 20%, study
A new study from Kaiser Permanente in California found that women who had their first period at age 16 or older were 23% more likely to develop dementia than women who were age 13 or younger. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure greatly increases risk of dementia among women in their forties, new study finds
(Natural News) A new study which was published in Neurology – the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology – revealed that women with high blood pressure in their forties have a 73 percent higher risk of dementia. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente in California followed the lives of 7,238 people from 1964 to 1973 and had their blood pressure monitored... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- A new study suggests that the fewer menstrual periods a woman has in her lifetime, the higher her risk of dementia -- though the reasons, for now, are unclear. The study was based on close to 16,000 women. It found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biomarkers for dementia, fatigue, and depression in Parkinson's disease - Prell T, Witte OW, Grosskreutz J.
Parkinson's disease is a common multisystem neurodegenerative disorder characterized by typical motor and non-motor symptoms. There is an urgent need for biomarkers for assessment of disease severity, complications and prognosis. In addition, biomarkers re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Only Spoken Words Processed in Newly Discovered Brain Region
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- A dementia study has led researchers to a brain region that processes spoken, not written, words. Northwestern University researchers worked with four patients who had a rare type of dementia called primary progressive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Smoking not associated with dementia
Cigarettes may lead to many bad health outcomes, but a new study has just crossed dementia off the list. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s disease warning - the early sign in your eyes you should never ignore
ALZHEIMER ’S disease is a type of dementia, and common symptoms include weight loss, memory loss, and sudden mood changes. But you could also be at risk of Alzheimer’s disease if you have this sign in your eyes. Should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking Seems Not to Be Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
No increased risk for dementia observed when adjusting for risk of death without dementia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

No Link Between Smoking and Increased Dementia Risk? No Link Between Smoking and Increased Dementia Risk?
This study suggests, however, that it may not increase the risk of dementia because many smokers will die before dementia sets in.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Smoking may NOT increase risk of Alzheimer's
Previous studies have described smoking as a modifiable risk factor for the incurable disease. But a new study by the University of Kentucky found smoking does not increase risk of dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking Seems Not to Be Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- After adjusting for the competing risk of death without dementia, smoking is not associated with an increased risk for dementia, according to a study published online March 26 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Erin L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Digital Medicine: The Opportunities and Challenges Facing Doctors and Startups
9 - 11 April 2019, Berlin, Germany. Be it preventive healthcare for dementia using intuitive apps, anonymous hospital hygiene inspections using IoT sensors, or VR applications that let hemiplegic patients live an independent life - new products are being presented by numerous eHealth startups at DMEA. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Dementia warning: The dizzy symptom you may be ignoring - are you at risk?
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentration, and having slow thoughts. But you could also be at risk of the brain condition if you have this dizzy sign. Should you speak to a doctor about dementia? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the End of a Promising Alzheimer ’s Drug Trial Means for One Patient in the Study
After he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, Peter Wooding says he and his wife JoAnn decided they wanted to be “part of the solution” in finding the first effective treatment for the neurodegenerative disease. He volunteered to be part of a trial for a promising new drug called aducanumab. While there is still no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s, in early studies aducanumab melted away the amyloid protein plaques that are the hallmark of the brain disorder. And people taking the drug showed improvements in some of their thinking skills. But last week, the drug’s developers, Bio...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs onetime Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news