Dementia

Dementia Tied to Mortality in Older Adults With Down Syndrome

Dementia Tied to Mortality in Older Adults With Down Syndrome

Dementia is associated with mortality in most older adults with Down syndrome.

Smoking Identified as an Independent Risk Factor for Dementia

Smoking Identified as an Independent Risk Factor for Dementia

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Investigators examined the effect smoking has on the risk for dementia using a nationwide health claims database in Korea.

Quick Take: Pre-eclampsia and risk of dementia later in life: nationwide cohort study

Pre-eclampsia is defined as new onset hypertension accompanied by signs of organ dysfunction in the setting of pregnancy.

Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism

Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism

One in two women and one in three men will develop dementia, stroke, or parkinsonism during their lifetime.

Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia

Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia

Preeclampsia seems to be associated with an increased risk for dementia, especially vascular dementia, with a stronger correlation for late-onset disease.

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Atrial fibrillation is associated with a faster global cognitive decline and an increased risk for dementia in older people.

Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia

Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia

There is a positive association between residential levels of air pollution and being diagnosed with dementia.

Improved cardiovascular health associated with lower incidence of dementia in older adults

In this prospective cohort study, older patients with more optimal cardiovascular health metrics had a lower rate of developing dementia in a dose-dependent manner.

Low Fasting Insulin Associated With Long-Term Dementia Risk

Low Fasting Insulin Associated With Long-Term Dementia Risk

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Having high insulin at baseline was associated with a greater risk for incident diabetes mellitus compared with low insulin values.

Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults

For older adults, increased numbers of optimal cardiovascular health metrics are associated with reduced risk of dementia.

VAT Score Improves Predictive Value of MMSE for Dementia

VAT Score Improves Predictive Value of MMSE for Dementia

Administering the Visual Association Test improves the predictive value of the Mini-Mental State Examination score for dementia.

Diagnosis, Treatments Affected by Amyloid Results in Dementia, Nondementia Patients

Diagnosis, Treatments Affected by Amyloid Results in Dementia, Nondementia Patients

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In patients with and without dementia, amyloid-positive and negative results were significantly linked to diagnoses and treatment changes.

Lifestyle, Behavioral Factors Contribute to Dementia Risk Assessment

Lifestyle, Behavioral Factors Contribute to Dementia Risk Assessment

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Decision tree and random forest classification models were used to find associations between patient demographic and lifestyle risk factors with dementia status during more than 30 years of follow-up.

Intellectual Activities in Later Life May Cut Dementia Risk

Intellectual Activities in Later Life May Cut Dementia Risk

Active participation in intellectual activities among adults aged 65 years or older is associated with reduced risk of dementia.

Traumatic Brain Injury Without Loss of Consciousness Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Traumatic Brain Injury Without Loss of Consciousness Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

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There was a shorter mean time from the index date to the dementia diagnosis among those with traumatic brain injury vs those without traumatic brain injury.

Risk of Dementia Up for Older Adults With Lowest Wealth

Risk of Dementia Up for Older Adults With Lowest Wealth

Researchers examined the correlation of education, wealth, and area-based deprivation with the incidence of dementia using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Study IDs Factors Linked to Quality of Life With Dementia

Study IDs Factors Linked to Quality of Life With Dementia

Good relationships, social engagement, and high-quality care are linked to better QoL for patients with dementia.

DRESS Prototype Promising for Persons With Dementia

DRESS Prototype Promising for Persons With Dementia

For persons with dementia, the DRESS prototype, can provide automated dressing support by identifying incorrect dressing scenarios.

Clinically Significant Anxiety Tied to Subsequent Dementia Risk

Clinically Significant Anxiety Tied to Subsequent Dementia Risk

Clinically significant anxiety in midlife is associated with increased subsequent dementia risk over an interval of at least 10 years.

Rural Childhood, Higher Education Cuts Later Life Dementia Risk

Rural Childhood, Higher Education Cuts Later Life Dementia Risk

The combination of a rural upbringing and higher education levels may be protective against dementia and Alzheimer disease for African-Americans.

Surgery for Hip Fx Cuts Mortality in NH Residents With Dementia

Surgery for Hip Fx Cuts Mortality in NH Residents With Dementia

For nursing home residents with dementia and hip fracture, surgical hip fracture repair is associated with lower mortality.

Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia

Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia

Controlling high blood pressure in older African-Americans may prevent future dementia.

Predictive Tool May Be Effective for Identifying Dementia Risk in Parkinson Disease

Predictive Tool May Be Effective for Identifying Dementia Risk in Parkinson Disease

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Researchers conducted a multicenter study to assess the predictive value of the Montreal Parkinson Risk of Dementia Scale, an 8-item, office-based screening tool.

Blood Pressure-Dementia Link May Be Affected by Population Characteristics

Blood Pressure-Dementia Link May Be Affected by Population Characteristics

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Meta-analyses were conducted to assess the relationship between blood pressure and dementia in an aging population.

Mood Stabilizer Use Among Long-Term Care Patients Declines Following CMS Program

Mood Stabilizer Use Among Long-Term Care Patients Declines Following CMS Program

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Investigators evaluated the association between initiation of the partnership and prescribing practices for antipsychotic and non-antipsychotic psychotropic medications.

Dementia Risk Reduced in Women With High Midlife Cardiac Fitness

Dementia Risk Reduced in Women With High Midlife Cardiac Fitness

Women may have a reduced risk of subsequent dementia with higher cardiovascular fitness at midlife.

Alcohol Use Disorders Associated With Early-Onset Dementia

Alcohol Use Disorders Associated With Early-Onset Dementia

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Among 5.2% of cases of early-onset dementia, most were either alcohol-related by definition or had an additional diagnosis of alcohol use disorders.

Program Helps Improve Communication Among Couples Affected by Dementia

Program Helps Improve Communication Among Couples Affected by Dementia

Spouses affected by dementia may benefit from an at-home dyadic, relationship-focused psychoeducational intervention.

Tamsulosin Associated With Dementia Risk in Older Patients With BPH

Tamsulosin Associated With Dementia Risk in Older Patients With BPH

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Because of the study's nonrandomized and observational design, the investigators were unable to determine any causal relationships between tamsulosin and dementia risk.

Premature Dementia Risk Increased in Those With Heart Defects

Premature Dementia Risk Increased in Those With Heart Defects

An increased risk of dementia is assocaited with congenital heart disease.

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