Dementia

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 ...

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 ...

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

Dementia carers may need more medication management support

Family carers of people with dementia may need more support with medication management, according to a recent study. ... Full story

First dementia research clinic for New Zealand

Treatment options to help slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will be trialled at New Zealand’s first Dementia Research Clinic, in Auckland later this year. ... Full story

Symptoms of depression predict dementia

University of Antwerp researchers followed a group of elderly people with mild cognitive problems for a period of four years. ... Full story

Smart Software Supports Outpatient Services for People with Dementia

German researchers have developed a computer-based decision-making tool for GP care ... Full story

Study reveals how gardens could help dementia care

A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia. ... Full story

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