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A recent article published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAMA) states that postmenopausal women with heart disease have a higher risk of developing dementia or other forms of decreased brain function.
According to the article, nearly 6,500… Read More
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a loss of consciousness (LOC) has been found to be associated with later-life Parkinson’s disease, but not Alzheimer’s disease or incident dementia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 1.3 million Americans visit… Read More
Early dementia and Alzheimer’s disease indicators include behavioral changes and poor balance – in addition to memory loss. Although forgetfulness is a common sign of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows changes in behavior may be the first red… Read More
The risk of a second stroke can be predicted by one’s health condition prior to the first attack. The study uncovered that patients who had high blood pressure, along with other heart risk factors, prior to their first stroke were… Read More
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are among the major causes of disability among the elderly. Nearly 40 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. The disease has a physical, psychological, social, and economic impact on those who have it. If you have been touched by… Read More
Does hypothyroidism increase the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question you are among the many others who ponder it as well.
Roughly, four to 15 percent of Americans have subclinical … Read More
Dementia and cognitive decline risk increases with delirium in elderly. Delirium is a condition in which a person becomes suddenly confused and disoriented. It affects roughly 15 percent of older adults in a hospital setting. Delirium has long been thought… Read More
Worsening depression in seniors could be an early predictor of dementia in seniors, according to a new study. Dr. Gisele Wolf-Klein who reviewed the findings said, “More research is needed, but the study raises the possibility of an overlap between… Read More
Forgetting where you put your keys or missing someone’s birthday may become a more frequent occurrence with each passing year. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are a growing problem as America’s population continues to age. But don’t panic at the prospect… Read More
Dementia and mild cognitive impairment risk is linked to metabolic syndrome. The study looked at older adults from Singapore and found that those with certain cardiovascular risk factors were more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia over… Read More
In Parkinson’s disease (PD), dementia risk does not increase with anticholinergic drugs. Other studies have found a greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia associated with the anticholinergic drugs used to treat pain, bladder dysfunction, and mood. In Parkinson’s… Read More
Dementia, delirium, and stoicism hinder pain management in elderly. These factors make it difficult for patients to express how they are feeling, which can create a barrier for providing proper pain management.
The findings come from a study of nurses… Read More
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