Tag: "dementia" at medical news

Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis

... impairment. The 5,386 women who were screened for dementia completed the 15-item Geriatric Depression scale a...mpairment or the more-serious cognitive problem of dementia were evaluated by clinical experts and referred for further treatment. Those with dementia were also...

2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease

...ears and possibly decades before clinical signs of dementia emerge. His findings point to a pre-clinical stage of AD that is an ideal target for potential disease-modifying therapies, and have stimulated an intensive search for sensitive predictive biomarkers of AD." Petersen's research has focused on mild co...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...problems, arthritis and acid reflux. Incontinence, dementia and Parkinson's disease also affect sleep. "In many older adults, complaints of insomnia may be the tip of the iceberg, resulting from many other coexisting problems," says Avidan, an assistant professor of Neurology at the U-M Medical School. "We a...

Essential tremor associated with increased risk of dementia

...or were more than two times more likely to develop dementia than people who did not have the movement disorder...l in Madrid, Spain. "We don't yet know whether the dementia is due to the same underlying problem that is causing the essential tremor or whether it is caused b...

Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts

...dition to producing episodes about Alzheimer's and dementia on her daily talk show, Gibbons become a frequent and respected speaker about the topic on radio and television. In 2002 Gibbons formed the nonprofit Memory Foundation. The foundation's signature program is Leeza's Place, a series of community-based ...

Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk

...tensity in terms of calories expended - may reduce dementia risk in older people, according to researchers at ...s. An association between variety of activity and dementia risk, however, did not hold up in those with the so-called APOE-4 genetic predisposition to the dise...

Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk

...ale have a 30 percent increased risk of developing dementia several decades later. The same is true of individ... remember and move. The three most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia. Although it's common to see pers...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...imer's disease is found in over 50% of people with dementia at autopsy. It is the commonest single cause of dementia affecting some 2% of people aged 65 with the prevalence doubling every five years to at least 90 yea...

Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine

...or the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's dementia in 2003. The European Agency for the Evaluation of...rding to the National Institute on Aging. Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in western societies. In both types of dementia, there a...

Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia

...nstitute have uncovered a clue about the causes of dementia in Huntington's disease, one of the disease's symp...ism, we can work towards developing drugs to treat dementia in people with Huntington's disease," he added. Dr Hannan's team trained normal and Huntington's dis...

American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting

...Dementia Donepezil is commonly prescribed for the dementia of Alzheimer's disease. In a large, multi-year stu...king during use of a limb. The risk for developing dementia was twice as high in people with essential tremor as in those unaffected by the disease. Essential t...

Obesity in middle age increases risk of dementia in later life

Obesity in middle age increases the risk of dementia in later life, finds a study published online by t... and tricep (back of the upper arm) area. In 1994, dementia was diagnosed in 713 (7%) participants. Obese people (body mass index 30 or above) were 74% more lik...

US Latinos may develop Alzheimer's disease symptoms at earlier age than white, non-Latinos

...r of standardized assessment tests for severity of dementia and psychiatric symptoms. In addition, information...ation has a potential impact on both the burden of dementia care carried by this population group and the dementia-related diagnostic and educational efforts di...

Study evaluates Alzheimer's patients' ability to make decisions about treatment

..."This finding shows us that the mere presence of a dementia diagnosis does not preclude the patient from participating in decisions about his or her own care," said neurologist Michael McQuillen, MD, MA, of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., who wrote an editorial accompanying the study. Karlawis...

Shrinking brains but healthy memory - does brain matter matter?

...f major memory difficulties and the recognition of dementia in previous work. However, little is known about whether education is protective of brain changes in the general population. "Our findings do not support the role of education in protecting against either brain change or cognitive performance. Th...

Homeless prefer aggressive medical treatment

...health scenarios: current health, permanent coma, dementia unable to recognize family or friends, or bed-boun...to want CPR and mechanical ventilation in coma and dementia scenarios. Homeless participants also were more likely to prefer resuscitative measures than those ...

New memory aid helps dementia sufferers remember as time goes by

...as 'Casablanca' could bring back lost memories for dementia sufferers thanks to an innovative memory aid. Bas...computer system and a clearer understanding of how dementia sufferers respond to social situations, the aid aims to stimulate more enjoyable, rewarding conversa...

Should everyone over 50 be taking aspirin?

...events, and might achieve reductions in cancer and dementia without the need for screening, deserves serious consideration," they write. "Although we judge that aspirin should be taken from around 50 years, we insist that the general public should be well informed and the final decision should lie with each ...

Non-invasive MRI technique distinguishes between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia

...inguishing Alzheimer's disease from frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in the brains of elderly people, according t...red by the Alzheimer's Association. Frontotemporal dementia is a degenerative condition involving the front part of the brain. It is the second-most common deme...

Look to the future: Preparing for baby boomer dementia epidemic

... most of their care - prepare for the huge wave of dementia patients expected to engulf us in 2010, the year t... now available online. The researchers conducted a dementia screening program on 3,340 older adults attending primary care clinics. They used the CSID, a highly...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

(Date:7/31/2014)... hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly ... The hazard is corrosion in parts of underground ... leaks and contamination of groundwater, a source of ... nine states have reported many rapidly corroding gas ... incidents are generally associated with use of gasoline-ethanol ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 -- Do people make a rational choice to ... that way? Is it a matter of genetics?, Two ... colleague from Rice University say that neither conscious decision-making ... left while others lean right. , A growing body ... are at the core of political differences, the researchers ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... was in full fury, raging swiftly from crown to ... of Yosemite National Park in California,s Sierra Nevada in ... began to turn, enacting a case study in the ... large, severe fires. , "When the Rim Fire hit ... been used as a management tool, rather than immediately ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NIST corrosion lab tests suggest need for underground gas tank retrofits 2Scientists find growing consensus: Political attitudes derive from body and mind 2The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 2The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 3The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 4The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 5
Other Tags
microscopenanoscalefundinggetschaindehydrationuvbcaspasemarijuanasimmunodeficiencyhepshampoosssrishowingmexicoworker