Dementia

Focus on naturally occurring protein to tackle dementia

Scientists at the University of Warwick have provided the first evidence that the lack of a naturally occurring protein is linked to ...

Toxic proteins damage nerve cells

Researchers uncover new causes for ALS and a specific form of dementia ...

Toxic proteins implicated in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease

Scientists at UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have discovered how a specific genetic mutation may damage nerve cells in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease. ... Full story

Dementia Risk Quadrupled in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment

According to large-scale population-based study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease ... Full story

Study: Link Between Vitamin D and Dementia Risk Confirmed

MINNEAPOLIS – In the largest study of its kind, researchers suggests that in older people, not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published in the August 6, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at blood levels of vitamin D, which includes vitamin D from food, supplements and sun exposure. ... Full story

Frailty and dementia: With SUNY award, UB geriatrician and colleagues study the link

UB geriatirician, Bruce Troen, MD, says that even as we see more frailty in our aging patients, the definition of the condition itself has not been well established. ... Full story

Dementia study will provide blueprint

The most comprehensive report yet into dementia care in the North East has been published by the Northern Rock Foundation, with help from Newcastle University academics. ... Full story

Dementia Patients More Likely to Get Implanted Pacemakers, Says Pitt Study

PITTSBURGH – People with dementia are more likely to get implanted pacemakers for heart rhythm irregularities, such as atrial fibrillation, than people who don’t have cognitive difficulties, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ... Full story

Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints Can Predict Dementia

(BRONX, NY)—A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12 years. The study, led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, was published online on July 16, 2014 in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... Full story

More Research needed on medication management in dementia

Family carers of people with dementia need more help with medication management according to a new report involving the University of East Anglia, which was led by the University of Aston. ... Full story

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