Tag: "dementia" at medical news
Chronically high blood sugar linked to risk of cognitive impairment
...beginning of the study, and they were assessed for dementia
every year for four years. At the end of the study...h a 40 percent increased risk of developing MCI or dementia
four years later. Women with a glycosylated hemoglobin of seven percent or higher at baseline wer...
Researchers continue studies into aging and cognition
... that contribute to cognitive decline and forms of dementia
commonly observed in the elderly, including Alzheimer's disease," said William E. Sonntag, Ph.D., project leader. He is a professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. The five-year grant will allow researchers to continue studies in ...
Experts review current and future approaches to dementia diagnosis
...rts to review the current and future approaches to dementia
diagnosis as the American Psychiatric Association ...istical Manual (DSM-V). Many different issues in dementia
and its diagnosis are discussed in the journal, including such topics as: The frequencies of diff...
Hurricane Katrina Community Aadvisory Group Survey Findings
...ental health systems and services for persons with dementia
and intellectual disabilities. He provided direct clinical care to Hurricane Katrina evacuees in central and southern Alabama during the sheltering phase and mental health services to evacuees located in longer term housing during the recovery phase....
Juices may reduce Alzheimer's disease risk
...which investigated Alzheimers disease and vascular dementia
in older Japanese populations living in Japan, Hawaii and Seattle, Wash. For the current study, called the Kame Project, the researchers identified 1,836 dementia-free subjects in the Seattle population and collected information on their dietary con...
IOS Press presents commemorative volume on Alzheimer's Disease to her majesty, Queen Sofia of Spain
...e importance of AD as the major cause of late life dementia
ultimately came to light and narrates the evolution of the concepts related to AD throughout the years and its recognition as a major public health problem, with an estimated 30-40 million people affected by AD today. This milestone work has been gui...
Accelerating weight loss may signal development of Alzheimer's disease
...uis, studied weight loss before the development of dementia
in 449 healthy adults (192 men, 257 women). At th...he course of the study, 125 participants developed dementia
related to Alzheimer's disease. Those who did weighed about eight pounds less at the beginning of th...
Forgetful? You may be losing more than just your memory
...aints may indicate a very early "pre-MCI" stage of dementia
for some people. This is important since early detection will be critical as new disease modifying medications are developed in an effort to slow and ultimately prevent Alzheimer's disease," said study author Andrew Saykin, PsyD, Professor of Psychia...
Before dementia's first signs appear, weight-loss rate doubles in elderly
...es in the year before symptoms of Alzheimer's-type dementia
first become detectable. The finding may be useful...m in precise detail a link between weight loss and dementia
tentatively identified a decade ago. Researchers report in the September 2006 Archives of Neurology ...
Insulin receptor stops progression of Alzheimer's disease
...nd preserve learning and memory. "The trigger for dementia
is the loss of insulin and IGF producing cells. The cells that need those growth factors subsequently die. This study shows you can block the second phase, which is responsible for dementia. This is great news for patients since you treat early stage...
Researchers seek to design first treatment for neuroAIDS
...tating effect on the brain known as HIV-associated dementia
(HAD) or neuroAIDs. The current, standard combination of treatments has extended the lives of most U.S. AIDS patients, but has not cured neuroAIDS, despite early reports to the contrary. Antiviral combinations only slow the onset of HIV-related nerve...
Penn researchers find Lou Gehrig's, FTD disease protein
...rodegenerative disorders: a type of frontotemporal dementia
(FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), als...citing that we finally made the connection between dementia
and motor neuron disease," says Virginia Lee, PhD, Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Dise...
Mayo Clinic discovers potential link between celiac disease and cognitive decline
... condition triggered by consumption of gluten, and dementia
or other forms of cognitive decline. The investigators' case series analysis -- an examination of medical histories of a group of patients with a common problem -- of 13 patients will be published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology. "Th...
High BMI Tied to Poor Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged Adults
...t follow-up." Cournot says the prevalence of both dementia
and obesity is increasing in epidemic proportions,...MI and cognitive function could serve as a tool in dementia
prevention by managing obesity in middle-age adults....
Omega-3 fatty acids may slow cognitive decline in some patients with very mild Alzheimer's disease
...l period two or more years before patients develop dementia
when levels of chemicals that signal the presence of inflammation are elevated. "It is possible that when the disease is clinically apparent, the neuropathologic involvement is too advanced to be substantially attenuated by anti-inflammatory treatme...
Antipsychotic medications used to treat Alzheimer's patients found lacking
...d 421 people. Participants had Alzheimer's-related dementia
with additional symptoms such as delusions, aggression, hallucinations, or agitation that were severe enough to disrupt their functioning. The study was aimed at patients who either lived with a family member or caregiver at home, or resided in assis...
Case Western Reserve University hosts 100th Anniversary of Alzheimer's Disease Conference
...tly and devastating diseases, both to persons with dementia
as well as to their families. "As we mark the 100...uss diagnosis, management and care of persons with dementia
across disciplines now and in the future. The conference, which is bringing together more than 350 p...
Seven-point system gauges seriousness of heart failure in elderly
...ct patient survival: advanced age a history of dementia
(contributes to a host of conditions related to the inability to properly care for oneself) coronary artery disease (arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle are hardened and narrowed) peripheral vascular disease (similar to coronary artery d...
Counseling Alzheimer's caregivers postpones the nursing home
... an average of 1.5 years the time when people with dementia
are usually put in nursing homes. The study, the l.... Mittelman. "Managing the care of a relative with dementia
is very lonely, time consuming and difficult. Nevertheless, most of these caregivers would prefer to...
Hormone replacement therapy may improve trip down memory lane
...icance as the population ages and the incidence of dementia
increases, says senior author Jon-Kar Zubieta, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and radiology at the U-M Medical School and associate research scientist at U-M's Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute (MBNI). Zubieta notes tha...
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