Dementia

Metformin Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in Veterans With Type 2 Diabetes

Metformin Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in Veterans With Type 2 Diabetes

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Previous research has shown an association between some oral diabetes medications and lower incidence of dementia.

Mid-Life Hypertension in Women Linked to Dementia

Mid-Life Hypertension in Women Linked to Dementia

There was no correlation for early-adulthood hypertension with dementia, although among women these effect estimates were elevated.

Magnesium Levels Linked to Dementia Risk

Magnesium Levels Linked to Dementia Risk

Too high or too low magnesium levels are linked to an increased risk of dementia.

Dementia Linked to Lithium in Drinking Water

Dementia Linked to Lithium in Drinking Water

The researchers observed a significant difference in lithium exposure for patients with a diagnosis of dementia vs controls.

Dementia Risk Increased in Elderly With Less REM Sleep

Dementia Risk Increased in Elderly With Less REM Sleep

Seniors may be more likely to develop dementia as they age if they spend less time in REM sleep.

Blood Pressure Variability Associated With Elderly Dementia Risk

Blood Pressure Variability Associated With Elderly Dementia Risk

There is a higher risk of all-cause dementia, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly with increased BP variability.

Cognitive Decline Related to Site Specific Mid-Life Adiposity

Cognitive Decline Related to Site Specific Mid-Life Adiposity

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An increase in weight ≥5% was associated with lower cognitive scores.

Algorithm Accurately Predicts Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease

Algorithm Accurately Predicts Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease

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Patients with the highest predictive scores faced a greater risk of developing cognitive impairment and dementia in the first 10 years after disease onset.

Hearing Loss in Elderly Linked to Greater Dementia Risk

Hearing Loss in Elderly Linked to Greater Dementia Risk

Participants with self-reported or objective moderate to poor hearing were more likely to have a dementia diagnosis.

Dementia Risk Significantly Increased for Individuals Born in High Stroke Mortality States

Dementia Risk Significantly Increased for Individuals Born in High Stroke Mortality States

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Birthplace is a significant risk factor for dementia, even after adjusting for educational levels, race, and life-course vascular risk factors.

Differentiating Dementia Subtypes With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Differentiating Dementia Subtypes With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Using a transcranial magnetic stimulation approach might make it easier to distinguish Alzheimer's disease from frontotemporal dementia.

Socializing One Hour Per Week Improves QOL in Dementia

Socializing One Hour Per Week Improves QOL in Dementia

Small increases in social interaction benefits older adults with dementia.

Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Later Risk of Dementia

Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Later Risk of Dementia

Above-average dementia risk was observed among all participants with traumatic brain injury.

Pain Linked to Memory Decline, Dementia Risk

Pain Linked to Memory Decline, Dementia Risk

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Older adults with chronic pain have been found to have poorer memory and executive function than their younger counterparts.

Medication May Influence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia Link

Medication May Influence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia Link

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Treatment with psychotropic medications may influence dementia risk in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Holds No Benefit for Cognitive Impairment: Analysis

Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Holds No Benefit for Cognitive Impairment: Analysis

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An intensive lifestyle intervention including diet and exercise resulted in no improvements in cognitive impairment.

Dual Gait Task Testing May Predict Progression to Dementia

Dual Gait Task Testing May Predict Progression to Dementia

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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.

Strategy for Reducing Medication Load in Dementia Patients

Strategy for Reducing Medication Load in Dementia Patients

The program, called OASIS, provides employees with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to meet the needs of residents with dementia using drug-free methods.

Stroke and Dementia Associated with Artificially-Sweetened Drinks?

Stroke and Dementia Associated with Artificially-Sweetened Drinks?

According to a study published in Stroke artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with increased risk of stroke and dementia.

Stroke Prevention May Help Reduce Dementia Risk

Stroke Prevention May Help Reduce Dementia Risk

Delays in anticoagulation treatment resulted in increased risk for 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.

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