Dementia

Dementia Caregivers Are Often Women

Dementia Caregivers Are Often Women

Family members, especially women, provide most of the care for dementia patients.

Aspirin Regimen Has No Benefit for Cognitive Decline

Aspirin Regimen Has No Benefit for Cognitive Decline

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.

Stroke Prevention Strategies May Help Prevent Dementia

Stroke Prevention Strategies May Help Prevent Dementia

Findings from a new study suggest that engaging in stroke prevention strategies may help reduce the risk of dementia.

Overactive Bladder Drugs Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Diabetes

Overactive Bladder Drugs Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Diabetes

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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.

Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics in Veterans With PTSD, Dementia

Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics in Veterans With PTSD, Dementia

Veterans with comorbid PTSD and dementia were more likely to be prescribed second-generation antipsychotics.

Dementia Incidence Not Affected by Antioxidant Supplements

Dementia Incidence Not Affected by Antioxidant Supplements

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After controlling for comorbidities and demographics, there was no significant difference in dementia incidence in the study groups.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Increases Pneumonia Risk in Dementia

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Increases Pneumonia Risk in Dementia

Independent risk factors for pneumonia included age, male gender, and underlying cerebrovascular disease.

Autoimmune Disease Hospitalization Linked to Future Dementia Risk

Autoimmune Disease Hospitalization Linked to Future Dementia Risk

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Men with autoimmune diseases demonstrated a greater risk for dementia than women, especially women with multiple sclerosis.

Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Dementia Risk Later in Life

Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Dementia Risk Later in Life

Middle-aged adults with orthostatic hypotension were found 40% more likely to develop dementia over time.

Diagnosing Depression in Dementia: Available Tools

Diagnosing Depression in Dementia: Available Tools

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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.

Can Too Much Sleep Increase Dementia Risk?

Can Too Much Sleep Increase Dementia Risk?

Researchers found that people who slept 9 or more hours per night were at an increased risk of dementia.

Dementia, Depression Common After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Dementia, Depression Common After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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Among ICH survivors, 63% developed both depression and dementia during a 5-year follow-up study.

Albuminuria Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Albuminuria Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

In a review, researchers found that elevated levels of albuminuria were linked to worse global cognitive performance and accelerated cognitive decline.

Dementia Combination Tx May Help Reduce Behavioral Symptoms in Alzheimer's

Dementia Combination Tx May Help Reduce Behavioral Symptoms in Alzheimer's

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The combination treatment may have benefits, especially for patients who are unresponsive to donezepil alone.

Exposure to Traffic-Related Pollution May Increase Dementia Risk

Exposure to Traffic-Related Pollution May Increase Dementia Risk

The investigators believe the association is related to exposure to pollutants from cars and roads.

Dementia Drug May Elevate Risk for Pneumonia

Dementia Drug May Elevate Risk for Pneumonia

Memantine therapy may put users at greater risk of developing pneumonia.

 Alzheimer's Pathologies in Synucleinopathies Indicates Dementia Course

Alzheimer's Pathologies in Synucleinopathies Indicates Dementia Course

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Increasing severity of AD pathology inversely correlated to decreases in time from motor symptoms to dementia onset and death.

Estradiol Hormone Therapy May Reduce Mortality in Vascular Dementia

Estradiol Hormone Therapy May Reduce Mortality in Vascular Dementia

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Hormone therapy may reduce risk for death from vascular dementia in older women.

Beta-Blockers May Impact Quality of Life in Dementia Patients

Beta-Blockers May Impact Quality of Life in Dementia Patients

Patients experienced a 34% risk of a reduction in the ability to perform daily tasks independently.

Treatment Guidance for Sleep Disorders in Dementia Lacking

Treatment Guidance for Sleep Disorders in Dementia Lacking

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There is a clear lack of evidence in the pharmacologic guidance of sleep problems in dementia.

Rates of Dementia Decreasing In the United States

Rates of Dementia Decreasing In the United States

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Higher levels of education and better management of cardiovascular risk factors may have contributed to this improvement.

Preserved Hippocampal Volume in MCI Predicts Progression to Lewy Body Dementia

Preserved Hippocampal Volume in MCI Predicts Progression to Lewy Body Dementia

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Patients with mild cognitive impairment with preserved hippocampal volume are at increased risk for dementia with Lewy bodies vs Alzheimer disease.

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Cognition in Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Cognition in Vascular Cognitive Impairment

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Future studies should explore ways to increase ongoing exercise adherence among participants

Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Linked to Dementia

Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Linked to Dementia

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The longer the duration of ADT, the greater the risk of dementia.

Challenges Remain in Understanding Role of Hypertension in Cognition

Challenges Remain in Understanding Role of Hypertension in Cognition

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A committee from the American Heart Association failed to make specific clinical recommendations for the management of hypertension related to cognitive impairment.

Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

Sudden blood pressure drops may lead to hypoxia, which has detrimental effects on brain tissue.

Periodontitis Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Periodontitis Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

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Women aged 75 and older with a history of hypertension, stroke, and periodontitis were at a significantly greater risk of dementia.

When It's Not Alzheimer's: The Differential Diagnosis of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

When It's Not Alzheimer's: The Differential Diagnosis of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

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Neuroimaging and if necessary, genetic testing, can help to confirm an FTD diagnosis.

Thyroid Hormone Levels Impact Dementia Risk

Thyroid Hormone Levels Impact Dementia Risk

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Researchers hypothesize that thyroid function affects dementia risk through nonvascular pathways.

PTSD in 9/11 Responders Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia

PTSD in 9/11 Responders Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia

About one-fifth of responders to 9/11 developed PTSD.

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