Left atrial enlargement with vs without atrial fibrillation was not found to be associated with greater cognitive decline over a 5-year period.
Long-term exposure to particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter <2.5 µm (PM2.5) contributes to decline in free recall/new learning among older women.
Statin therapy is not associated with increased decline in memory or cognition among older adults.
Obesity, but not overweight, is associated with poorer working memory in women.
Nearly half of adults aged 50 to 64 years believe they are at least somewhat likely to develop dementia.
For older adults, a higher rate of hospitalizations is associated with more rapid cognitive decline.
More than half of individuals with Down syndrome aged 55 years or older have dementia claims and 32.7 percent have Alzheimer disease (AD) claims.
Intensive lowering of ambulatory blood pressure in older patients with hypertension reduced accumulation of small vessel disease in the white matter of the brain.
The United States has a rapidly ageing population, and 14 million people are projected to live with dementia by 2050.
Researchers found ECT was a safe for patients with dementia experiencing agitation or aggression, as well as for those with comorbid medical conditions.