A physically and mentally active lifestyle may protect against frontotemporal dementia even in people at established genetic risk.
Survey data published in JAMA Neurology indicate that approximately half of US adults perceive themselves to be at least somewhat likely to develop dementia.
The global intensity of the tau-positron emission tomography (PET) signal predicts the rate of subsequent atrophy in patients at early symptomatic Alzheimer disease (AD) stages.
Resesarchers examined the correlation of cognitive symptoms, with incident dementia diagnosis using the EHR from two large academic medical centers.
In women, midlife obesity is associated with increased risk for dementia later in life, while no clear associations are apparent for low body mass index (BMI), low caloric intake, or inactivity at baseline.
Medical history, cognitive and physical examination, laboratory testing, and brain imaging can help identify causes of dementia, and several pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches can help manage the disease.
Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that affects the frontal and anterior temporal lobes, results in disordered socioemotional behavior.
Studies show increased rate of all types of dementia in patients with AF, with new data finding treatment of AF lowers risk for cognitive dysfunction.
Nearly half of adults aged 50 to 64 years believe they are at least somewhat likely to develop dementia.
The study examined 3 psychotic phenotypes: psychosis wide, psychosis narrow, and delusions narrow.