Tag: "dementia" at medical news
Novel program enhances dementia caregivers' quality of life
...ovide most of the care for millions of people with dementia
who live at home, often facing challenges that can...s. Those in the control group received a packet of dementia
education materials and two brief "check-in" telephone calls. Spanish-language services and material...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Nov. 21, 2006, issue
Caring for a family member with dementia
can be extremely stressful, can contribute to psyc...ine describe programs to improve the well-being of dementia
patients and their caregivers. 1. SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS IMPROVED THEIR LIVES ...
Protein 'fingerprint' in spinal fluid could spot Alzheimer's disease
...ol cohort that included people with other forms of dementia
as well as healthy individuals, looking for key di...er symptoms are reflective of Alzheimer's, another dementia
or normal aging," Relkin said. "And in this study, we're offering a much more sophisticated and bett...
Stem cell activity deciphered in the aging brain
...nerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, dementia
and depression, by stimulating the brain's ability to produce new nerve cells, said senior study investigator Ashok K. Shetty, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center and medical research scientist at Durham VA Medical Cent...
Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road
...ns more drivers on the road who may be impaired by dementia
or other cognitive impairments linked to aging. Re...viders to identify potentially unsafe drivers with dementia
and to encourage appropriate retirement from driving. "We don't want to give the message that olde...
Study offers window into human behavior, brain disease
...mon as Alzheimer's disease in patients who develop dementia
before age 65. Because the cells arose only rece...nding provides new insight into how frontotemporal dementia
erodes the brain at the cellular level," says the first author of the study, William Seeley, MD, UCS...
Neurons targeted by dementing illness may have evolved for complex social cognition
...ition, emotion and social behavior. Frontotemporal dementia
(FTD), a common neurodegenerative condition, is characterized by early breakdown in social and emotional awareness and is accompanied by atrophy and dysfunction in the brain areas where VENs are located. A new study published in the December 2006 iss...
High-normal uric acid linked with mild cognitive impairment in the elderly
...se increases the risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia
in elderly adults. Given this web of connections, uric acid could potentially become a valuable biological marker for very early cognitive problems in old age. The researchers say that it's unclear why mild cognitive problems appear with high-nor...
Bottleneck in blood supply makes brain vulnerable to strokes
...einfeld on the study. "We think it is part of the dementia
picture in Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's patients. But until now, we had no insight into the mechanism of the damage, and understanding the mechanism is the first step toward understanding how to prevent it." To determine what happens i...
Canadian study shows bilingualism has protective effect in delaying onset of dementia by four years
...g use of two languages can help delay the onset of dementia
symptoms by four years compared to people who are ...a general protective function against the onset of dementia
symptoms. Now scientists with the Rotman Research Institute at the Baycrest Research Centre for A...
Regular acupressure can significantly reduce agitated behavior in dementia
...arted and one week after it finished. All lived in dementia
special care units at a long-term care facility. ... males (83). "Agitated behaviour in people with dementia
is a major concern for caregivers" says co-author Professor Li-Chan Lin from the Institute of Clinic...
HIV dementia alarmingly high in Africa
...s Hopkins suggests that the rate of HIV-associated dementia
is so high in sub-Saharan Africa that HIV dementia
along with Alzheimers disease and dementia
from strokes may be among the most common forms of dement...
Common anesthetic may induce cell death, generation of Alzheimer's-associated protein
...t number of surgical patients experience a form of dementia
in the postoperative period, but there is insufficient evidence of a direct connection between anesthesia and the risk of dementia. Previous articles -- including a recent report from the same research team -- have shown that isoflurane increases bo...
Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia
...rchers have discovered men with an unusual form of dementia
have a higher rate of vasectomy than men the same age who are cognitively normal. The dementia
is Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), a neurological disease in which people have trouble recalling ...
85th General Session, International Association for Dental Research
...romandibular disorders, to frail older adults with dementia
and failing dentition, to the impact of Hurricane Katrina on oral medicine and pathology in New Orleans. (For a complete listing, please see the green section of this Press Kit.) Featured during Meeting Week will be the IADR/Unilever Hatton Awards C...
Energy supplement under study for Parkinson's disease
...the disease, the majority of patients also develop dementia
and behavior disorders. Todays therapies includ...endpoints such as falling, nursing home placement, dementia
and death is the only way to effectively assess treatment for a disease that typically progresses sl...
Richard Mayeux awarded AAN Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer's research
... dedicated scientists in the world to the field of dementia
research. The Potamkins have been the Academys single largest individual donor since 1988, providing more than $2 million to fund the Potamkin Prize....
Brain structure changes years before memory loss begins
ST. PAUL, Minn People who develop dementia
or Alzheimer's disease experience brain structure changes years before any signs of memory loss begin, according to a study published in the April 17, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers ...
Research could lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease
...ns suffer from Alzheimer's disease, which leads to dementia
by affecting parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. The new molecule prevents the first step in a chain of events that leads to amyloid plaque formation in the brain. The material at various stages of plaque formation is made...
Commonly used pain medications do not prevent Alzheimer's disease
...'s disease. The clinical trial, conducted at six dementia
research clinics across the United States, involved more than 2,100 people over age 70 with no signs of dementia, but a family history of Alzheimer's disease. The participants were randomly assigned daily doses of naproxen, celecoxib, or placebo for ...
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