Tag Archives: ‘dementia

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “We ... Read More »

People who have brain markers of Alzheimer’s may never develop dementia

A new study has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer’s never develop classic dementia that others do. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. People suffering from Alzheimer’s develop a buildup of two proteins that impair communications between nerve cells in the brain – plaques made of amyloid beta proteins and neurofibrillary tangles made ... Read More »

Another Reason To Control Your Blood Pressure Levels: Keeps Dementia Away

For the first time in history, researchers have found medicine that can reduce the risk of memory loss and dementia in your golden years. Even better, most forms of the treatment are available in safe, inexpensive generic formulations.The twist? These drugs have been around for decades, since they’re widely used to lower blood pressure and ward off heart disease. As ... Read More »

Dealing with dementia: Love, respect and quality home care can help

Dementia affects the memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. While it is true that most cases of dementia cannot be treated, early diagnosis can greatly help in managing the symptoms in most cases. While raising awareness and offering support will always be important, we must go further ... Read More »

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

A new research suggests that moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, say the researchers. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow cognitive decline has gained widespread ... Read More »

Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Suffering a traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head boosted dementia risk by 24 percent in a Danish study group of nearly three million people, researchers said Wednesday. The survey of 36 years’ worth of data — collected from the Danish national patient register — found that the risk of dementia rose with the number and severity of ... Read More »

Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia than those with faster walking speeds, researchers have found. The findings, led by Ruth A. Hackett, from the University College London, showed that people who experienced a faster decline in walking speed over a two-year period were also at higher risk for dementia. People who had ... Read More »

Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia, a study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence the risk of developing dementia among older people, including those who carry the high-risk gene variant. “We found that positive age beliefs ... Read More »

Hearing loss could be an early sign of dementia

Dementia can have a devastating effect on sufferers and their families, but scientists are still trying to understand exactly why and how it develops, and as yet there is no cure. One of the latest discoveries is that hearing loss could be an early sign of the disease, with researchers at Trinity College Dublin finding an association between age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and the ... Read More »

Families could see up to half the value of their home put at risk under ‘dementia tax’

Ministers refused yesterday to rule out that the cap could be as high as £200,000 or £300,000 Families could see up to half the value of their home put at risk under the Conservative’s plans for a cap on their controversial “dementia tax”, according to Liberal Democrat research. Theresa May is under pressure to spell out exactly how much pensioners ... Read More »