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.

Healthy Lifestyle May Protect Against Dementia in Older Adult Carriers of APOE ε4

Healthy Lifestyle May Protect Against Dementia in Older Adult Carriers of APOE ε4

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A study was conducted to assess potential beneficial effects of a lifestyle intervention program on cognition in carriers of the APOE ε4 allele.

Dementia Less Likely in Vision-Tested Drivers Who Crash

Dementia Less Likely in Vision-Tested Drivers Who Crash

For older adults who are hospitalized after car crashes, vision testing and renewal requirements show to be related to reduced prevalence of dementia.

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Traumatic brain injury is associated with an inreased risk of dementia.

Dementia With Lewy Bodies Benefits From Adjunctive Zonisamide

Dementia With Lewy Bodies Benefits From Adjunctive Zonisamide

Zonisamide as an adjunct to levodopa therapy improves parkinsonism in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies.

Advance Directives for Dementia: Honoring Patient Wishes When You Don't Know What They Are

Advance Directives for Dementia: Honoring Patient Wishes When You Don't Know What They Are

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Because of dementia's prolonged disease course, advance care decisions and planning are often overlooked until it is too late.

Guidelines: AAN Recommends Exercise, Cautious Prescribing for Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Guidelines: AAN Recommends Exercise, Cautious Prescribing for Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment

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A lower education level was associated with higher MCI prevalence in 8 of the class I studies.

Risk for Cognitive Decline, Dementia Linked to Age-Related Hearing Loss

Risk for Cognitive Decline, Dementia Linked to Age-Related Hearing Loss

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Clinicians might benefit from standard guidelines on how to assess and refer patients with hearing loss.

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