Dementia

Dealing with dementia: New survey looks at caring for carers

Placing a family member with dementia in residential care is a difficult decision in a carer's life, which is why a new ...

Experts propose new approach to manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs

Technique called DICE empowers caregivers, patients & health providers to work together to reduce behavioral problems ...

UEA research shows people with dementia need better support services

People diagnosed with dementia in Norfolk and Suffolk need better access to support services according to a new report from the University of East Anglia (UEA). ... Full story

China dementia warning

Older adults with dementia and depression living in rural China have a significantly higher risk of mortality than their urban counterparts, according to a new report by UK and Chinese scientists. ... Full story

Lower IQ and poorer cardiovascular fitness in teen years increase risk of early-onset dementia

Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age of 60. This is shown in a recent study encompassing more than one million Swedish men. ... Full story

Estradiol, but not Premarin, preserves key brain regions in postmenopausal women at risk for dementia, study shows

BY BRUCE GOLDMAN - When initiated soon after menopause, hormone therapy with estradiol prevented degeneration in key brain regions of women who were at heightened dementia risk, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. ... Full story

Parkinson's disease: Quickly identifying patients at risk of dementia

It may now be possible to identify the first-stage Parkinson's patients who will go on to develop dementia, according to a study conducted at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal by Dr. Oury Monchi, PhD, and his postdoctoral student, Dr. Alexandru Hanganu, MD, PhD, both of whom are affiliated with Université de Montréal. These findings were published in the journal Brain. ... Full story

New study shows connection between olfactory impairment and later dementia

A unique new study shows a connection between olfactory impairment and later dementia. Self-reported olfactory impairment and/or an inability to identify odors can be an early sign of dementia conversion within the next ten years. The study is the first of its kind to follow people from healthy ageing to dementia, focusing on olfactory impairment. ... Full story

Self-rated physical fitness in midlife an indicator of dementia risk

How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia. ... Full story

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