Previous research has shown an association between some oral diabetes medications and lower incidence of dementia.
There was no correlation for early-adulthood hypertension with dementia, although among women these effect estimates were elevated.
Too high or too low magnesium levels are linked to an increased risk of dementia.
The researchers observed a significant difference in lithium exposure for patients with a diagnosis of dementia vs controls.
Seniors may be more likely to develop dementia as they age if they spend less time in REM sleep.
There is a higher risk of all-cause dementia, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly with increased BP variability.
An increase in weight ≥5% was associated with lower cognitive scores.
Patients with the highest predictive scores faced a greater risk of developing cognitive impairment and dementia in the first 10 years after disease onset.
Participants with self-reported or objective moderate to poor hearing were more likely to have a dementia diagnosis.
Birthplace is a significant risk factor for dementia, even after adjusting for educational levels, race, and life-course vascular risk factors.
Using a transcranial magnetic stimulation approach might make it easier to distinguish Alzheimer's disease from frontotemporal dementia.
Small increases in social interaction benefits older adults with dementia.
Above-average dementia risk was observed among all participants with traumatic brain injury.
Older adults with chronic pain have been found to have poorer memory and executive function than their younger counterparts.
Treatment with psychotropic medications may influence dementia risk in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.
An intensive lifestyle intervention including diet and exercise resulted in no improvements in cognitive impairment.
Although the study could not confirm that it is a definitive biomarker, the test was highly predictive of outcomes in a cohort of 112 patients with MCI.
The program, called OASIS, provides employees with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to meet the needs of residents with dementia using drug-free methods.
According to a study published in Stroke artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with increased risk of stroke and dementia.
Delays in anticoagulation treatment resulted in increased risk for dementia.
Family members, especially women, provide most of the care for dementia patients.
Chronic use of low-dose aspirin was not associated with onset of dementia or cognitive impairment, but was also not associated with significantly better global cognition.
Findings from a new study suggest that engaging in stroke prevention strategies may help reduce the risk of dementia.
Clinicians must keep this potentially increased risk in mind when prescribing long-term use of a specific anticholinergic drug to patients with DM suffering from OAB.
Veterans with comorbid PTSD and dementia were more likely to be prescribed second-generation antipsychotics.
After controlling for comorbidities and demographics, there was no significant difference in dementia incidence in the study groups.
Independent risk factors for pneumonia included age, male gender, and underlying cerebrovascular disease.
Men with autoimmune diseases demonstrated a greater risk for dementia than women, especially women with multiple sclerosis.
Middle-aged adults with orthostatic hypotension were found 40% more likely to develop dementia over time.
As dementia worsens, caregivers often have to report symptoms on behalf of the patient, and they tend to report more depressive symptoms than patients do.
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