Dementia—a condition involving the extreme loss of cognitive function—is caused by a variety of disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia mainly affects older people, and so far, simple and effective strategies for preventing this condition have remained elusive. In a new study from the National Institutes for Quantum Sciences and Technology,...
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Patients younger than 60 years who have stroke and then experience seizures have a significantly increased risk for dementia, new research shows. Results of a large study show that young stroke survivors who subsequently developed seizures had a twofold increased risk of developing dementia in comparison with their counterparts who did not have seizures. The finding raises the question of whether measures to prevent seizure in stroke survivors would lower dementia risk.
Several studies have highlighted the ways that consumers’ diets can impact their dementia risk. Now, researchers from the National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology have found that intake of a combination of amino acids may help lower the risk of dementia. “In older individuals, low protein diets are linked...
There are 6.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. alone, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the country. That’s roughly 1 in 9 people over age 65, and that number is estimated to go up due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, these stats mean that many of us likely know someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s and may even have a family history of cognitive-related conditions.
The five-minute test that warns of dementia – years before symptoms start: There’s still no cure for the debilitating condition… so would you be brave enough to try a new method that could predict you are at risk?
According to a recent survey by YouGov, developing Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia is the biggest fear for Britons when it comes to aging. And it’s easy to see why. Outside of the pandemic years, when Covid deaths were slightly higher than dementia deaths (0.6 per cent), dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have been the leading causes of mortality in the UK. Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that it is responsible for more than 65 percent of deaths in care homes.
There is plenty of research to support that physical health plays a role in dementia risk. A healthy heart generally helps contribute to a healthy brain. But new work indicates that mental health plays a role too. The new study adds to some existing evidence that depression is linked to...
Sitting down to a meal of your favorite type of dish can sometimes be the highlight of your whole day. Unfortunately, it's a well-known fact that being too indulgent with certain kinds of foods can be bad for your health, no matter how much you may crave them at all hours. Typically, this involves avoiding foods high in fat or cholesterol for the sake of your heart. But it may not just be cardiovascular disease you should be worried about, as research has also shown that eating too much of one type of food could raise your risk of dementia. Read on to see what you might want to consider eating sparingly.
There are 6.2 million people living with Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. There are several genes that influence your risk for Alzheimer's disease, both positively and negatively. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that , depending on genetic risk, some people with a healthy...
Developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is many Britons’ worst fear when it comes to ageing, according to a recent survey by YouGov. Outside the pandemic years, when Covid deaths slightly outnumbered dementia deaths (by 0.6 per cent), dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have been the leading cause of mortality in the UK.
Background: Alopecia areata (AA) is associated with multiple comorbidities and shares a similar inflammatory signature with dementia. The great negative psychosocial impact of AA may result in poor social engagement, a typical risk factor for dementia. However, little is known about the association between AA and dementia. Methods: Via the...
Some people may not know that you can reduce your risk of dementia. Indeed, although there are some risk factors you can’t change, there are many that you can. This will not mean that you definitely do not develop the condition, but can make it less likely. By 2025, Dementia UK reports more than one million people will be living with dementia in the UK.
A diet, well known by the acronym MIND, significantly reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, even if you don't strictly follow the diet, according to a paper published online for subscribers in March in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.
In a new study from the University Medical Center Göttingen, researchers found molecules in the blood that can indicate impending dementia. Their findings are based on human studies and laboratory experiments. The biomarker described by the team is based on measuring levels of so-called microRNAs. The scientists therefore aim to...