Dementia

Awareness of Memory Loss May Decline 2-3 Years Before Dementia Onset

MINNEAPOLIS – People who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the ...

New breed of Australian plum promising in fight against dementia

Researchers test Queen Garnet Plum juice on blood pressure and memory in one of the first human trials on the new ‘superfood.’ ...

Jammed Up Cellular Highways May Initiate Dementia and ALS

Molecular therapy partially relieves havoc wreaked by gene mutation in human and fly cells ... Full story

Aboriginal communities have world's highest dementia incidence

Research by The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has confirmed that the incidence of dementia in remote Aboriginal communities is the highest in the world, with head injuries and age the greatest contributing factors. ... Full story

Air pollution increases risk of dementia

Individuals who live in areas with increased levels of air pollution run an increased risk of developing dementia than people living in areas with cleaner air. ... Full story

Common Medications for Dementia Could Cause Harmful Weight Loss

UCSF Researchers Recommend Clinicians Account for Risk When Prescribing to Older Adults ... Full story

Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia

A landmark study that has been following a group of people since their birth in the same week in March 1946 is now turning its focus to the risk factors and early signs of dementia. ... Full story

Northern databases and data repositories lift research on ageing and dementia

Well-developed repositories and databases with patient data, connected to regular examinations using different imaging techniques, give Umeå University an advantage when it comes to research on the ageing of the brain and the development of dementia. Not only out of a national perspective, but also an international. This according to Lars Nyberg, Professor of Neuroscience at Umeå University. ... Full story

Unusual form of dementia more common than previously believed

Frontotemporal dementia has been regarded as an unusual disease that primarily afflicts people in their 50s. Recent studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, however, indicate that almost one out of every thirty person above the age of 80 have frontotemporal dementia. ... Full story

Diabetes medication reduces dementia risk

Analysis of health insurance data suggests preventive effect ... Full story

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