Dementia
Dementia patients’ adult kids develop symptoms six years earlier than their parents  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
A person's chance of developing dementia is influenced by family history, variations in certain genes, and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.... more
Dementia patients' adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A new study indicates that people with dementia -- whose parents also had dementia -- develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their parents. more
Biogen reanalyzes studies, presses ahead on Alzheimer's drug  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
The drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of... more
Company says it will seek approval of Alzheimer's drug  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the... more
Researchers use mouse model to better understand mechanism involved in atrial fibrillation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia in humans. This condition increases the risk of heart failure, stroke, dementia and death, and current... more
Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk  NPR · 2 days
Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the dementia. more
Semantic memory deficits linked to eating disorders in patients with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
For the first time, it has been shown that deficits of semantic memory, an ability we use to recognize objects and use them correctly, are involved... more
Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression  MNT · 7 days
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread. more
Medical News Today: Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression  MNT · 7 days
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread. more
Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The brain's neural activity-;long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy-;also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by... more
In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity. Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend... more
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Recent research has revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Increased inflammation was associated with parkinsonism symptoms and more rapid disease progression.... more
Research reveals increased inflammatory activity in patients with frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Recent research from the University of Eastern Finland revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia. Increased inflammation was associated with parkinsonism symptoms and... more
Non-medicine interventions may be more efficacious for treating for psychiatric symptoms of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For patients with dementia who have symptoms of aggression and agitation, interventions such as outdoor activities, massage and touch therapy may be... more
Non-pharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests outdoor activities were more clinically effective than anti-psychotic medication for treating physical aggression in patients with dementia. For patients with... more
How dementia spreads: new study says it’s through neural networks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists have found out a way to forecast the spread of brain atrophy, using prior research that shows how brain networks connect with each other to form a... more
Dementia spreads via synaptic connections between brain networks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia, adding to growing evidence that the... more
Dementia spreads via connected brain networks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the... more
Linguists examine use of language before and after Alzheimer's diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Toronto specializing in language variation and change have identified a specific relationship between an individual's use of language, and the transition from healthy... more
Serum neurofilament is a discriminative biomarker between frontotemporal dementia and psychiatric disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Early symptoms of frontotemporal dementia are often confused with symptoms occurring in psychiatric disorders. Researchers show that serum neurofilament levels can be used as... more
Suppressing brain immune cells might prevent or delay the onset of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Messy tangles of a protein called tau can be found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease and some other neurodegenerative diseases. In... more
GUMC now offers three clinical trials to study treatments for LBD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Georgetown University Medical Center, a Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Association Research Center of Excellence, is now offering three clinical trials to study new treatments for LBD,... more
Using blood and plasma for earlier detection of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The promise of earlier detection of diseases such as Alzheimer's is welcome news to the millions of families in the United States already affected by the various types... more
Chair yoga more effective than music therapy in older adults with advanced dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers assessed the ability of older adults with advanced dementia to participate in non-pharmacological interventions and compared chair yoga with chair-based exercise... more
Monthly phone check-in may mean less depression for families of patients with dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A monthly, 40-minute phone call from a non-clinical professional may suppress or reverse the trajectory of depression so frequently experienced by family... more
Researchers receive $4 million grant to test platform on dementia management  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Agitation and aggression, among others, known as behavioral and psychological symptoms, are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. more
Monthly phone calls can suppress depression for families of dementia patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A monthly, 40-minute phone call from a non-clinical professional may suppress or reverse the trajectory of depression so frequently experienced by family members caring for patients... more
95% of people think they could develop dementia with age  MNT · 3 weeks
A large scale global study from ADI and the London School of Economics and Political Science examines the attitudes of people toward dementia. more
Medical News Today: 95% of people think they could develop dementia with age  MNT · 3 weeks
A large scale global study from ADI and the London School of Economics and Political Science examines the attitudes of people toward... more
Penn researchers win NIA grant to study link between Alzheimer's, dementia, and Parkinson's  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) at the University of Pennsylvania has received a grant expected to total $18.1 million to... more
Medical News Today: Alcohol and dementia risk: A complex relationship  MNT · 4 weeks
The relationship between alcohol consumption and dementia risk in older adults is proving difficult to unpick. A recent study takes a fresh look. more
Study examines association between alcohol intake and dementia in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
This observational study examined alcohol consumption and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline in older adults with or without mild cognitive impairment. more
Medical News Today: Walking patterns may help differentiate types of dementia  MNT · 4 weeks
A new study suggests that people with Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's have distinct walking patterns that may match cognitive and disease changes. more
Walking patterns may help differentiate types of dementia  MNT · 4 weeks
A new study suggests that people with Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's have distinct walking patterns that may match cognitive and disease changes. more
NHS: Old-fashioned decor to help patients with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
As more elderly patients with dementia are increasingly making use of hospital care, the NHS is responding in a kinder, gentler manner by changing its wards into places that evoke the décor... more
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