HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Infections linked to mental decline in elderly

shed tests, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR). Cognitive impairment is associated with dementia in old age.

Scientists compared the MMSE and CDR scores of patients when they entered the DEBATE study with the scores of 348 patients who were alive and retested one year later.

The maximum score on the MMSE is 30, and a score below 24 points usually indicates clinically significant cognitive impairment, says Strandberg, a senior lecturer at the University of Helsinki and a senior researcher at the Academy of Finland.

"We found a significant association between cognitive status and the viral burden at baseline," Strandberg says. At baseline, participants with exposure to all three viruses were 2.5 times more likely to have cognitive impairment than those with antibodies to fewer than three. MMSE scores declined as viral burden increased: average MMSE was 26.9 for those showing infection by zero or one virus; 26.5 for those with antibodies to two viruses, and 25.8 for participants with antibodies to all three of the viruses. The median MMSE score for those entering the DEBATE study was 27 with 58 participants scoring below 24. Forty-eight individuals had antibodies to none or one of the viruses; 229 showed previous infection by two viruses; and 106 had antibodies to all three.

In addition, abnormal clinical dementia rating scores were found in 4.9 percent of participants with exposure to zero or one virus, in 16.2 percent of those exposed to two viruses, and in 26.9 percent of participants exposed to all three.

At one year, the risk for cognitive impairment was 2.3 times higher for people with antibodies to all three viruses and 1.8 times higher for those with antibodies to two compared to those with one or no antibodies.

Researchers also tested patients for infection by the two bacteria: Chlamydia pneumoniae, which causes respiratory diseases, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which causes "w
'"/>

Contact: Carole Bullock
carole.bullock@heart.org
214-706-1279
American Heart Association
14-Aug-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Infections in low-birth-weight infants are associated with impaired neurodevelopment and growth
2. Holding Policy Is Cost-Effective Way To Further Protect Blood Plasma Supply From HIV And Other Infections
3. Antidepressants Can Lead To Mouth Infections
4. Antibiotic Prophylaxis Could Help Prevent Respiratory Infections in the Critically Ill
5. Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
6. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
7. Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
8. Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk
9. Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men
10. Is caesarean section linked to postnatal depression?
11. Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/30/2021)... , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... the 21st Century , A Virtual Workshop Presented by WCG FDAnews and Cerulean ... 4:30 pm EDT, https://wcg.swoogo.com/modern-sop-and-quality-systems , Are one’s SOPs written for the ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... According to data released ... reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by ... Colorado’s 64 counties have lost some of their Title X resources. , The ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a ... confusion due to low health literacy today announces a new partnership with the ... work with ACAP’s member Safety Net Health Plans, those that provide comprehensive health ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... ... Dr. Colin Campbell is proud to announce the 1 year anniversary in their new state ... internal medicine and is a primary care specialist who has been practicing for 23 years. ... keep South Jersey healthy one patient at a time. , “Over the past year, Dr. ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 30, 2021 , ... The COVID-19 ... and survivors; their families; and their caregivers. Crossroads4Hope is addressing the needs of ... emotional support system, MyGo2Support, which meets needs of people impacted by cancer, no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... The University of Texas Health Science Center ... San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of ... In a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. , William ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Iora Health ... primary care, has partnered with Devoted Health , one of the fastest-growing ... across Maricopa County and provides seniors with the highest-quality care and experience possible, ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... has joined the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI), a group bringing together leading health ... record of vaccination status, based on open, interoperable standards. By joining the VCI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: