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Evidence of benefit from interventions to protect from cognitive decline, dementia inconclusive

June 22, 2017

A committee commissioned by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to recommend future public health and research priorities found that current research does not support educating the public about certain interventions to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, according to a press release

Although the evidence was encouraging, it remains inconclusive that interventions such as cognitive training, BP control for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity would improve public health.

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June 13, 2017
Neuropsychological measures demonstrated utility for detecting preclinical Alzheimer’s disease among older adults, according to study findings. “In the last…

June highlights Alzheimer's disease, brain awareness

June 9, 2017
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Evidence of benefit from interventions to protect from cognitive decline, dementia inconclusive

June 22, 2017
A committee commissioned by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to recommend future public health and research priorities found that current…

Q&A: Treating patients with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers

June 20, 2017
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is annually observed in June to raise awareness for the disease that currently affects more than 5…

In the Journals

Neuropsychological measures useful for detecting preclinical Alzheimer's disease

June 13, 2017
Neuropsychological measures demonstrated utility for detecting preclinical Alzheimer’s disease among older adults, according to study…

June highlights Alzheimer's disease, brain awareness

June 9, 2017
One in 10 individuals aged 65 years and older has Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Approximately…

In the Journals

Study finds no link between PPIs, dementia, Alzheimer’s risk

June 9, 2017
Researchers found no association between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s…

In the Journals

Persistent pain associated with accelerated cognitive decline

June 5, 2017
Elders reporting persistent moderate-to-severe pain have an increased risk for memory decline and dementia, according to a study published in JAMA

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Exercise may lower risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease

June 1, 2017
An expert panel concluded that regular participation in physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according…

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Choosing the right technology for dementia care

May 30, 2017
SAN DIEGO — While the field of dementia care is burgeoning with new technologies, there is little guidance on the most effective devices on the…

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CDC: Death rate from Alzheimer’s up 55%

May 26, 2017
The rate of deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 55% between 1999 and 2014, according to CDC data recently published in MMWR. The same…

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Glucose variability tied to cognitive decline, dementia risk

May 17, 2017
Glucose peaks above approximately 180 mg/dL in adults with diabetes are associated with risks for cognitive decline and dementia over more than 20…

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