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
Older adults with dementia face an increased mortality risk due to care transitions. The findings of the study uncovered that moving dementia patients from one place to another or having them stay overnight at a different location led to aggravated… Read More
Severe depression has been linked to dementia in seniors, with both major depression and worsening condition increasing a person’s risk of dementia. The study involved nearly 2,500 seniors in their 70s without any signs of dementia. Participants were monitored for… Read More
Although many seniors are plagued by memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia, this is not a natural part of aging. The exact mechanisms that cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are yet to be uncovered. However, researchers have found that there… Read More
Parkinson’s disease symptoms and falls can be reduced by common dementia drug along with simple home remedies. Researchers have found that a common dementia drug may help prevent debilitating falls in Parkinson’s disease. The findings showed that Parkinson’s disease patients… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia risk are lower in seniors who exercise as physical activity has been shown to protect brain’s gray matter. A new study found that seniors who exercise regularly have larger amounts of gray matter associated with better… Read More