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.
Researchers found that people who slept 9 or more hours per night were at an increased risk of dementia.
Among ICH survivors, 63% developed both depression and dementia during a 5-year follow-up study.
In a review, researchers found that elevated levels of albuminuria were linked to worse global cognitive performance and accelerated cognitive decline.
The combination treatment may have benefits, especially for patients who are unresponsive to donezepil alone.
The investigators believe the association is related to exposure to pollutants from cars and roads.
Memantine therapy may put users at greater risk of developing pneumonia.
Increasing severity of AD pathology inversely correlated to decreases in time from motor symptoms to dementia onset and death.
Hormone therapy may reduce risk for death from vascular dementia in older women.
Patients experienced a 34% risk of a reduction in the ability to perform daily tasks independently.
There is a clear lack of evidence in the pharmacologic guidance of sleep problems in dementia.
Higher levels of education and better management of cardiovascular risk factors may have contributed to this improvement.
Patients with mild cognitive impairment with preserved hippocampal volume are at increased risk for dementia with Lewy bodies vs Alzheimer disease.
Future studies should explore ways to increase ongoing exercise adherence among participants
The longer the duration of ADT, the greater the risk of dementia.
A committee from the American Heart Association failed to make specific clinical recommendations for the management of hypertension related to cognitive impairment.
Sudden blood pressure drops may lead to hypoxia, which has detrimental effects on brain tissue.
Women aged 75 and older with a history of hypertension, stroke, and periodontitis were at a significantly greater risk of dementia.
Neuroimaging and if necessary, genetic testing, can help to confirm an FTD diagnosis.
Researchers hypothesize that thyroid function affects dementia risk through nonvascular pathways.
About one-fifth of responders to 9/11 developed PTSD.
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