Tag: "dementia" at medical news
Chronic stress, depression and cortisol levels are potential risk indicators for periodontal disease
...cent were caregivers. Caregivers of patients with dementia
were examined because they represent a well-known ...ature to suggest that caregivers of relatives with dementia
are at risk of having more plaque and gingivitis than non-caregivers....
Careers of elderly deserve better: ANU study
...ngly inadequate, particularly for those caring for dementia
patients, according to a pilot study conducted by ...to report how much education in mental illness and dementia
care was provided by the facility they worked at, both at the commencement of their employment and o...
REM sleep behavior disorder found to be precursor of brain-degenerating diseases later in life
...lled the synucleinopathies: Parkinson's disease or dementia
with Lewy bodies," says Maja Tippmann-Peikert, M.D...ents who agreed to participate, five had developed dementia
or Parkinson's disease, and 10 reported neurological symptoms highly suggestive of dementia
REM sleep behavior disorder at young age linked to antidepressant use
...generative diseases such as Parkinson's disease or dementia
at the time of RBD diagnosis. Twenty patients diagnosed when they were less than 50 years old (average age 34) were age- and gender-matched for comparison to a group of patients without RBD. Equivalent comparisons were performed in patients diagnosed...
Studies of married couples, soccer and hockey teams focus on brain's response to stress
...ion of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, dementia
and heart disease and it can seriously impair the immune system's ability to stave off infection. Finding the mechanisms that control chronic responses to stress is critical for understanding and treating stress-related diseases, says James P. Herman...
Edinburgh researchers to probe memory loss in people with diabetics
...ed with an increased risk of memory impairment and dementia
aged 60-75 years to complete puzzle-based tests and have their heart function and blood sugar levels measured. Follow up tests four years later will find out if there have been any changes in brain function. Dr Mark Strachan, an honorary senior lect...
Alzheimer's pathology related to episodic memory in those without dementia
...ppear in the brains of older men and women without dementia
or mild cognitive impairment. The pathology is rel...inical-pathologic studies of older persons without dementia
who underwent annual clinical evaluations and several cognitive performance tests. After they died, ...
Study identifies factors associated with aggression in nursing home residents
...nursing home residents age 60 years and older with dementia
who resided in one of five states: California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Texas. The authors used data from the participants' Minimum Data Set (completed in 2002), a health assessment completed regularly for all residents of nursing homes that ...
For men, catheter type makes a huge difference in urinary infection risk, study finds
...ion and death risk was seen in men who didn't have dementia
and didn't need an indwelling catheter for medical...assessed their mental status, looking for signs of dementia
or other problems with cognition. The data were analyzed in a way that allowed the researchers to as...
New study into Australia ageing gracefully
...such as high blood pressure and obesity on risk of dementia
and mobility impairment, and to estimate the benefits that will occur from reducing these factors in the population. "We will also examine how social engagement and household structure influence health and ageing," Associate Professor Anstey said. ...
Measuring proteins in spinal fluid may provide early clue to Alzheimer's disease
...le. Those with the APOE*4 allele develop clinical dementia
about 10 to 15 years earlier than those who do not have the APOE*4 allele. Previous studies have shown that the plaques that form in the brain during Alzheimer's disease, which are made of proteins known as -amyloids, begin forming years before affe...
Ultra low-dose estrogen shown safe for post-menopausal women
... estrogen was associated with an increased risk of dementia
among women 65 and older, as well as with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. "Those results raised a lot of doubts about whether women should be taking estrogen at all," Yaffe notes. The current study, published in the July 2006 issue...
Inflammatory processes in arteriosclerosis revealed
...iseases: cardiovascular disease, arteriosclerosis, dementia
High estrogen levels associated with dementia in older men
...nal/ana ). As our population ages, the impact of dementia
will grow. By the year 2050, some 13 million Ameri...-Asia Aging Study. Participants showed no signs of dementia
at baseline in 1991-1993, at which time fasting blood samples were drawn. The researchers measured t...
In-home sensors spot dementia signs in elderly
...ker that can be used to predict the later onset of dementia
in a single individual." They have already begun a larger study to test that theory. Much of the hardware used in the study is simple, widely available and inexpensive. Plus, it's getting smaller and smaller, so it can be deployed in elders' homes ...
Penn researchers examine the effects of meditation on early cognitive impairment
...ed activity in specific areas of the brain." The dementia
process causes a decreased function of neurons in the brain and can result in problems with memory, visual-spatial tasks, and handling emotional issues. As it worsens in a patient, it can also eventually lead to the need for round-the-clock care. I...
Higher blood pressure associated with decline in walking ability in older persons
...orsening gait is associated with increased risk of dementia
and death. However, factors contributing to gait d...rchers recruited 888 older Catholic clergy without dementia
or Parkinson's disease who are participating in the Religious Orders Study. At baseline, blood press...
Researchers develop risk predictor for dementia
...researchers have developed a new method to predict dementia
risk that could help to identify individuals who m...lop a simple technique to predict the late risk of dementia
on the basis of risk factors present in middle age. The researchers used data reported in the popu...
Low literacy increases risk of death and misunderstanding of medical consent forms
...Pennsylvania. The study excluded participants with dementia
or poor physical functioning. Among participants with limited literacy defined as a reading level of less than ninth grade the death rate was 20 percent. Among all others, the death rate was 11 percent. After taking into account gender, race, soc...
Strategies that teach a caregiver to manage a loved one's illness also helps in coping with death
...nd easing the burden of caring for a relative with dementia
also helps to prevent complicated grief and depres...ef post-death. "Taking care of a relative with dementia
can be very stressful. Most caregivers respond well to their loved one's death, seeing it as a reli...
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