Dementia drugs often prescribed longer than evidence supports

August 21, 2018
A report by the AARP Public Policy Institute found that 70% of elderly patients with dementia prescribed dementia medications took them long-term…

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Sugar water may improve memory without increasing effort

August 20, 2018
A glass of sugar water boosted older adults’ memory without increasing exertion, according to results recently published in Psychology and

Mayo Clinic rated best hospital nationwide

August 17, 2018
Mayo Clinic has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for the third consecutive year by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best

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Antihypertensive drugs reduce dementia risk among older black people

August 17, 2018
Older black patients who were prescribed antihypertension medication incurred a significantly lower risk for dementia, according to findings…

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Multimorbidity most significant risk factor for polypharmacy in older patients

August 15, 2018
Patients aged 75 to 85 years with more than eight diagnosed diseases or conditions were at the highest risk for polypharmacy, according to findings…

Meeting News

Buprenorphine triples harmful adverse events in dementia

August 8, 2018
The commonly prescribed painkiller, buprenorphine, more than tripled psychiatric and neurological side effects among patients with dementia…

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Physical activity improves CV biomarker levels in older patients

August 8, 2018
Patients aged 60 to 64 years who increased their physical activity and reduced their sedentary time had favorable CV biomarker profile, according to…

Q&A: Identifying, treating depression in elderly patients

August 6, 2018
About 5% to 10% of elderly patients have depression or depressive symptoms, according to a presentation by Jin Hui Joo, MA, MD, assistant professor…

Meeting News

Implementation of updated BP guidelines essential for special populations

July 31, 2018
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. — Proper BP control for black patients, those with diabetes and older patients is critical in reducing the risk for CV

Meeting News

Alzheimer’s Association senior director discusses annual meeting highlights for PCPs

July 31, 2018
The first-ever guidelines for clinical evaluation of dementia in primary care, data that suggests a link between normal BP and cognitive decline, and…

In the Journals

Atorvastatin safe, effective for subdural hematoma treatment

July 30, 2018
After 8 weeks, patients with chronic subdural hematoma who received atorvastatin had a greater difference in hematoma volume vs. patients who…

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OCT may detect biomarkers for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

July 27, 2018
Thinner retinal nerve fiber layer may be a biomarker for dementia, according to a study. Alzheimer disease (AD), the most common subtype of…

Meeting News

Yoga meditation may prevent Alzheimer’s disease in women

July 27, 2018
Kirtan Kriya, a form of yoga meditation, improved cognitive function and may protect women against the development of Alzheimer’s disease…

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Scuba diving may pose CV risks for aging divers with overweight

July 26, 2018
Scuba diving fatalities are rare, but many divers are aging, overweight and/or have CV risk factors, and routine diving fitness assessments should be…

Meeting News

Memantine fails to produce added benefit in combination therapy

July 26, 2018
Patients with mild-to-moderate-Alzheimer’s disease receiving monotherapy with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors reported cognitive and physical

Meeting News

Fruits, vegetables, lower risk for dementia, increase cognition

July 26, 2018
Different foods provided benefits associated with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and cognition, according to several abstracts presented at the…

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Thinner RNFL may predict cognitive decline

July 26, 2018
A thinner retinal nerve fiber layer may predict cognitive decline, according to a study on a large cohort of healthy individuals. Previous studies…

Meeting News

Compound shows significant potential as Alzheimer’s disease modifier

July 25, 2018
Bryostatin, a compound that showed an ability to induce synaptogenesis and prevent neuronal death in pretrials, now shows potential as a modifier of…

Meeting News

Synthetic cannabinoid may be effective for agitation in Alzheimer’s disease

July 25, 2018
Nabilone — a synthetic cannabinoid — reduced agitation and improved neuropsychiatric symptoms, cognition and nutrition in patients with…

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Normal BP reduces risk for mild cognitive impairment

July 25, 2018
Patients at increased risk for CVD but without diabetes, who were treated to a systolic BP target of 120 mm Hg or less had significantly less risk…