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Dementia and the Risk of Falls

With an increasingly clear picture of why people living with dementia fall more than their cognitively-healthy peers, researchers from the University of ...

Frequent sauna bathing protects men against dementia

  Frequent sauna bathing can reduce the risk of dementia, according to a recent study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. ...

New tool to help predict dementia risk in older people

A machine learning method analyzing large amounts of health information has potential in assessing the risk of cognitively healthy older people for later dementia, according to research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The new risk assessment tool also presents the individual risk profile in a quickly interpretable visual form. ... Full story

Women with dementia receive less medical attention

Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL research reveals. - See more at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1216/051216-women-dementia-less-medical-attention#sthash.wRoGd5Vm.dpuf ... Full story

People living with dementia boosted by new guide to care

People with dementia and their carers can ask for the care they deserve with confidence after the launch of a new guide to their care rights. ... Full story

Dementia on the downslide, especially among people with more education, study finds

Positive brain health trend may cushion blow on society, but doesn’t lessen impact on individual patients and caregivers, U-M researchers say ... Full story

Among antidementia drugs, memantine is associated with the highest risk of pneumonia

A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia. The use of rivastigmine patches is associated with an increased risk as well. ... Full story

Study: Structure of toxic tau aggregates determines type of dementia, rate of progression

  A new study demonstrates that toxic tau aggregates can be used to determine which type of dementia will occur, which regions of brain will be ... Full story

Common prostate cancer treatment linked to later dementia, researcher says

A new retrospective study of the health records of prostate cancer patients supports an association between androgen deprivation therapy and future risk of dementia. ... Full story

Increase in the number of people dying with dementia

Reported on the Government website : The proportion of people dying with a recorded dementia diagnosis has more than doubled since 2001. Figures show the number ... Full story

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