Dementia News

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6/27/2016
Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care, VA study finds

6/2/2016
Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers

Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

5/23/2016
Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

5/17/2016
Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care

Enhanced atmosphere reduces odds of malnutrition, dehydration, study suggests

5/5/2016
Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk

Both warfarin and the atrial fibrillation it's often used to treat may raise risk, study suggests

4/30/2016
Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

4/12/2016
Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

4/5/2016
Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds

Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

4/1/2016
Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

3/31/2016
Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in Mice

Team used gene therapy, but there's no guarantee same method will help humans

3/30/2016
Caregivers Often Give Up Necessities to Cover Alzheimer's Costs

Many skip food and health care, cut back work hours or quit jobs to care for loved ones, survey shows

3/28/2016
Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?

Researchers think diminishing mental capacities might be behind drop in computer use

3/25/2016
Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer's

Limit their choices and distractions and always keep safety uppermost, expert advises

3/22/2016
Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Risk of Early Death in Parkinson's Patients

But it's unclear whether the medications or the disease are the key factor; study only showed an association

3/14/2016
Exercise and Dementia

Exercise may increase brain volume and help stave off dementia, new study finds

3/11/2016
Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

3/3/2016
Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

3/1/2016
Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

2/15/2016
Race May Affect Risk for Dementia

Study finds rate highest for blacks, lowest for Asian-Americans, but researchers don't know why

2/15/2016
Helping With Health Care Takes Heavy Toll on Caregivers

Analysis found that family and friends suffered physical, financial and social costs

2/15/2016
Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study

Research finds association among users over age 75, but can't prove the medications cause memory problems

2/10/2016
U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study Finds

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

2/10/2016
Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

2/3/2016
Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

2/2/2016
Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

2/1/2016
Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study

Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

1/21/2016
Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia Risk

It's not valid for people older than 80, and more research is needed before it could be used

1/13/2016
Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson's Patients

Those who took rivastigmine in study were 45 percent less likely to have an accident

12/17/2015
Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Dementia Risk, Especially in Women: Study

Expert recommends aggressive screening for females

12/11/2015
Stress May Boost Risk for Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems

But study did not prove it causes memory woes or mind-robbing disease

12/11/2015
Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

12/2/2015
Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's Danger

Study found higher levels of beta amyloid in brains of those who didn't move as fast as their peers

11/30/2015
Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

11/16/2015
Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

11/4/2015
Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study

Researchers find no benefits from raloxifene in those with mild to moderate dementia

10/28/2015
Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead

Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

10/26/2015
End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

10/23/2015
Celiac Disease Doesn't Seem to Boost Dementia Risk: Study

People with the digestive disorder may complain of 'brain fog,' but researchers say they aren't more likely to get Alzheimer's

10/21/2015
Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

9/23/2015
Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death

But other conditions, such as dehydration and diabetes, can also make you woozy, experts say

9/17/2015
Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure Patients

Researchers suggest doctors could use technology to identify possible therapies to fight mental decline

9/15/2015
Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

9/15/2015
Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent Dementia

Conversely, poor blood sugar control appears to increase risk of brain troubles, study finds

8/26/2015
Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study

Finding based on nearly 2,100 older adults who were assessed annually for more than 10 years

8/25/2015
Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

8/21/2015
9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find

8/14/2015
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women

But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

8/6/2015
Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study

Reduced blood flow likely to blame, researcher suggests

8/3/2015
Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

7/31/2015
Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say