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Dementia - a global problem

The burden of dementia in developing countries is certain to increase and a new research programme is trying to help carers to cope. As the world population increases, so does the incidence of chronic disease - including dementia. It is hard enough coping with dementia in the West, where the condition has been common for many years. Imagine trying to cope in a developing country, where there are...

Music aids in curing dementia

Trials have shown that old people who suffer from dementia benefit from music therapy. The therapy involves professional musicians and patients playing instruments and making music. The trials have found that the therapy is popular with patients and can help them to communicate. ....scientists at Imperial College London are planning to carry out a study to see if they can prove that this therapy...

Hobbies prevent dementia

Reading, socialising, the arts and sport all reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study...High education and career attainment has already been associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease. Now it seems that leisure activities, too, protect against cognitive decline as we age.//..Researchers at Cleavland University, have been studying 1,000 people aged 60 or older, fr...

Moderate alcohol consumption protects against dementia

Daily moderate consumption of alcohol, which has already been shown to help prevent heart disease and strokes, may also ward off Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.// The study also found that it doesn't seem to matter what people drink - the effect is the same. Researchers say moderate alcohol consumption between one and three drinks a day may protect against dementia. ....The adver...

Alcohol decreases risk of dementia

According to a new study carried out by researchers at Erasmus University in the Arizona moderate consumption of alcohol provides some protection// against dementia. We already know that moderate alcohol consumption - one to three drinks a day - reduces cardiovascular risk. Since blood vessel disease also affects the brain, might alcohol also protect against dementia. ..According to this study,...

Dementia linked to HIV

According to Italian and Swedish researchers, use of antiretroviral therapy may help guard people with HIV from early development of memory loss and other cognitive problems. According to the statistics, there is about 20 percent of people with AIDS,// who are affected by severe cognitive problems, known as AIDS dementia complex. Most of them have advanced HIV infection and severe immunosuppressi...

Stroke and Dementia - a ghastly association

According to researchers, a new study finds stroke victims who suffer from dementia are more than five times likely to die than stroke victims without dementia. Dementia is when a person suffers from declines in memory, cognitive function and the ability to perform daily living activities. Researchers from Madrid, Spain reviewed data on more than 250 stroke patients who were admitted to a hospita...

Risk of dementia reduced hypertension drugs

According to a new study it is observed that reducing blood pressure by medication can reduce the risk of dementia by half. It is already known that hypertension (high blood pressure) increases the risk of vascular dementia// and Alzheimer's disease. In a study carried out by doctors in Dallas, the effect of lowering blood pressure on dementia rates has been examined. ....A group of patients wit...

Consuming fish prevents dementia risk

Old people who eat fish or seafood at least once a week have a reduced risk of dementia. Researchers from the University of Texas studied a group of 1205 people aged over 65 //and without dementia at the beginning. They asked them about the frequency of consuming meat, fish and seafood, then followed them up to, five and seven years afterwards. ....Those who ate fish or seafood at least once a w...

Drinking wine beneficial in dementia

According to a major medical study by researchers it is observed that drinking wine may have some health benefits. The latest from researchers in Denmark, observe that people who drink wine// now and again may have a lesser risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. People who drank wine weekly or monthly had the most benefit. ....The researchers are realistic about their research. They...

Change in walking might indicate Dementia

According to new research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, they have observed that doctors have a new tool that may help them predict who will develop a form of dementia later in life.// The research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine finds the presence of an abnormal gait in elderly people without dementia predicts the risk of developing dementia. The form of dementia is non-Alzh...

Hormone Therapy Linked to Dementia

Nearly 50 percent of elderly people over age 85 have Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers say a certain type of hormone therapy may cause some postmenopausal women to develop dementia, which is a symptom associated with many cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s. ....Researchers from Wake Forest University studied more than 4,500 postmenopausal women who were all involved in the Women’s Hea...

Protection from Dementia

Stroke patients who take two common blood pressure medications are less likely to suffer dementia or cognitive decline if they have another stroke, finds a new study in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine. ....Dementia is a major health concern in developed nations, ranking as the eighth leading cause of death and disability. Studies have shown elevated blood pressure levels and prior inci...

Drug Effective for Vascular Dementia

Researchers studying a potential new drug for vascular dementia find it can help treat the cognitive impairment typical of the condition.// ....Vascular dementia -- or VaD -- is usually associated with cardiovascular disease. About 15 percent to 20 percent of all cases of dementia are attributed to VaD. Unlike Alzheimer’s disease, which robs people of their cognitive abilities slowly over time, V...

Dementia and Down Syndrome

Researchers comparing brain changes leading to dementia in people with Down syndrome with those seen in Alzheimer's disease report initial results in a recent issue of Neurology...// ..Studies indicate 50 percent to 75 percent of all people with Down syndrome will eventually develop signs of dementia, and autopsies show nearly all people with Down syndrome show signs of the brain tangles and pla...

Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia

More than 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Investigators have been tracking the health of men and women for // more than 50 years to see how various factors might impact their risk for heart disease and stroke. In this sub-study, researchers compared the rate of dementia in those with and without a history of stroke.About 20 percent of the people who had a stroke developed de...

Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia

More than 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Investigators have been tracking the health of men and women for // more than 50 years to see how various factors might impact their risk for heart disease and stroke. In this sub-study, researchers compared the rate of dementia in those with and without a history of stroke.About 20 percent of the people who had a stroke developed de...

Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia

More than 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Investigators have been tracking the health of men and women for // more than 50 years to see how various factors might impact their risk for heart disease and stroke. In this sub-study, researchers compared the rate of dementia in those with and without a history of stroke.About 20 percent of the people who had a stroke developed de...

Could Midlife Alcohol Drinking Lead To Dementia ?

Some studies suggest heavy drinking increases the risk of dementia , some find light to moderate drinking may protect against the condition, // and others still find no association at all. ..In a study carried out among around 1,000 men and women between the ages of 65 and 79 who were followed over 23 years, researchers reported frequent drinking in middle age (defined as several times a month) a...

Heart Disease Could Lead To Dementia

A new study shows that not being in optimum cardiovascular health can not only affect the heart, but also mental health say researchers .// ..Researchers say they have found a link between metabolic syndrome and an increased risk for cognitive impairment in the elderly. The conditions of metabolic syndrome include excessive fat around the abdomen, high blood pressure, high blood glucose levels,...

Weight Loss An Indicator Of Dementia In The Elderly

New research suggests weight loss may be an early sign of dementia in the elderly. Researchers found weight loss begins before the onset of // definite dementia symptoms and accelerates by the time of diagnosis. ..Weight loss in the elderly is common and may be associated with various diseases including Alzheimer's. This has been documented in people who already have dementia. For the study resea...

Heart Disease Risk Factors Found To Increase Risk of Dementia In Old Age

Earlier treatment of heart disease risk factors may reduce the risk of dementia, say researchers based on findings of a recent study // which shows that cardiovascular risk factors in middle age may significantly increase the risk of dementia in old age. ..Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking. Each of these cardiovascular risk facto...

Consumption Of Fish Could Reduce The Risk Of Dementia

According to latest findings researchers say eating fish could help keep ones mind working.The study also found those // who had a high intake of cholesterol and saturated fat have an increased risk of cognitive impairment during middle age. ..More and more research is showing what you eat could play a role in your risk for dementia. For example, studies have shown that antioxidant intake is asso...

Essential tremor can lead to dementia

In a study done by Spanish researchers of Mostoles General Hospital Madrid, had pointed out that the condition of// essential tremor can be responsible for increased risk of dementia. ....Essential tremor is a neurological condition that leads to a kind of movement disorder. Involuntary movements of the muscle produce the tremor of the hands, head, neck, face etc. It affects few people after age...

Midlife obesity linked to risk of dementia

Putting on weight after 40 years of age may lead to dementia. According to US researchers// midlife obesity increases the individual’s risk for dementia by 60% to 70%, when compared to the chances of people with normal body weight. ....Dementia is a condition where the person is affected by impaired intellectual capability. Some signs of dementia are short-term memory loss, inability to do concre...

Obesity in the Middle age can increase risk of developing dementia

A study done at California has suggested that obesity..in middle age increases the risk of developing..dementia in the future.// Dementia is a progressive..brain dysfunction that occurs most commonly late in..life. Dementia leads to a gradually increasing..restriction of daily activities. ..The 27 year longitudinal study that was done by a..healthcare organization in California analyzed..prospect...

MRI for distinguishing between dementia and Alzheimer’s diseas

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called arterial spin can distinguish// between frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. ....Frontotemporal dementia is often mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease in patients although it is different from the latter in its behavior manifestations. The disease is characterized by either gradual changes in behavior patterns characterized by repeti...

Dementia and memory linked to IQ of the teens

Having a higher IQ as a teenager may minimize your risks of developing dementia and memory lapse in // old age. ....In a study done by the scientists of the University Memory and Aging Center and other institutes, researchers have been able to discover that teenage intelligent quotient (IQ) may be related to how much dementia and memory loss can affect a person at his old age. ....Dementia is a...

A word of caution issued by the FDA for those using antipsychotic drugs for dementia

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a public notice regarding the fatal adverse events associated with demented patients// treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs. ..The notice was issued based on Seventeen controlled studies of elderly demented patients who were treated with the drugs. It was found that they were 1.6 to 1.7 times more likely to die than patients given placebo. The c...

Researchers Present Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Dementia

Researchers from University of South Florida presented a review of strategies that might help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia in older people. The report was published in the inaugural issue // of the journal Aging Health... ..According to the scientists of the study, finding ways to reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in later life has implications for the futu...

Your Occupation May Protect You From Dementia

Publishing in the September issue of the, researchers from University of South Florida had reported in the latest edition of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences that the more nature of mental exercise performed during working may have a role to play in reducing the risk of dementia in later life.// ....Scientists had examined the relationship between complexity of main lifetime occ...

EEG Test on brain may predict future dementia

New York, Oct 11 A common brain test by using EEG can predict whether a person may develop dementia in future according to a recent research reported by Leslie S. Prichep of the New York University School of Medicine.// ....Leslie S. Prichep conducted EEG test on 44 patients and followed these people for a decade. The EEG test proved more than 90 percent accurate in predicting who would dev...

Obesity at Midlife and the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

Vascular risk factors are known to play a role in the development of dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD). However, little is known about the effect of body mass index and clustering of vascular risk factors on the development of dementia//. ..Recently a study, published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, was conducted with the objective to investigate the relation between midl...

Research Targets treatment for dementia and brain injuries

Researchers at Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have now found a process that could lead to development// of repair mechanisms for people suffering from dementia and acquired brain injury. ..The research focuses on the hippocampus, the part of the brain commonly associated with memory function and where the brain's ability to regenerate nerve cells or neurons is known to degenerate with age....

Number Of Dementia Cases To Rise Drastically

The number of people afflicted with the Alzheimer's disease is expected to rise due to changing lifestyles, greater longevity and the population explosion in developing nations. //As of 2005, 24 million people suffer from dementia which is connected to cardiovascular disease, and old age, and by the year 2020, this figure is expected to rise to 42 million, and to 81 million by the year 2040. .....

Senile Dementia Can Be Detected In Its Early Stages

Senile dementia can be detected years before the symptoms even appear, according to Dutch medical researchers. This can be done by examining the size of two parts of the brain, according to the study. //The two parts are amygdala and the hippocampus. Those with a smaller hippocampus or amygdala are much more likely to suffer from dementia, according to the Archives of General Psychiatry. ....Bo...

Gardening, Walking and moderate drinking reduce risk of dementia

Professor Leon Simons and colleagues from University of New South Wales have found that daily gardening, walking and moderate drink reduced the risk// of developing dementia. ..Dementia is a progressive brain disease which leads to gradual loss of memory and daily activities leading to loss of reasoning, memory and learning due to presence of irregular knots in brain cells, though dementia is mo...

Drink to keep dementia at bay!

In a new Australian study researchers have seen that people over 60 and were habitual of consuming alcohol had a lower risk of dementia than teetotalers. ..The Medical Journal of Australia// has the new study which states the lifestyle risk factors for developing dementia. ..The findings are based on a research of a sample of 2805 over-60s from Dubbo, New South Wales, between 1988 and 2004. The r...

Mental Activity Reduces Chances Of Dementia

The risk of dementia at a latter age can be halved as a result of intense mental activity, according to new research findings published in the Psychological Medicine//. Cognitive decline can be prevented by a lifestyle that is mentally stimulating, and occupational complexity. As many as 29,000 people from 22 studies conducted across the world have revealed these results. The School of Psychiatry...

Indicators of Dementia Found In Blood

Dementia risk can be assayed by determining the levels of two proteins in the blood of the patient. The two proteins play an important role in determining the risk of dementia in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease//. ..Increased levels of one amyloid protein and decreased levels of another were found to be associated with a 10-fold increased dementia risk. The Dutch researchers at the E...
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