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Simple tool with ‘good accuracy’ predicts life expectancy in patients with dementia

January 24, 2020
Using routinely collected patient characteristics, researchers said they were able to predict the life expectancy of patients with dementia with…

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Dementia screening safe but offers few benefits by itself

January 21, 2020
Screening for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in primary care settings did not result in any harm as measured by patient-reported…

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Hydromethylthionine impacts brain function in patients with Alzheimer’s

January 17, 2020
Hydromethylthionine, a potent tau aggregation inhibitor, showed pharmacological activity on brain structure and function as both monotherapy and as…

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One night of sleep loss may increase risk for Alzheimer's disease

January 10, 2020
No sleep for one night increased levels of the Alzheimer’s disease biomarker tau among young, healthy men, according to results of a…

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Patients with Alzheimer's who use antipsychotics at increased risk for head injury, TBI

January 10, 2020
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease who use antipsychotic medications may be at an increased risk for head injuries and traumatic brain injuries…

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Risk for autoimmune skin condition may be elevated by DPP-IV use

January 7, 2020
The skin condition bullous pemphigoid may be more likely to develop in adults with type 2 diabetes who use DPP-IV inhibitors vs. those who do not use…

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No evidence for link between PPIs and dementia

January 7, 2020
Researchers found no clinically meaningful association between short-term proton pump inhibitor therapy and increased risk for dementia, according to…

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Tau may better predict Alzheimer's effect on brain than amyloid

January 3, 2020
Tau protein is a superior predictor than amyloid protein of the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on a patient’s brain, according to results…

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Obesity during midlife linked to increased dementia risk in women

December 27, 2019
Women who were obese during midlife had a 21% greater risk for dementia compared with women who were not, according to a study published in…

Q&A: LGBT patients with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers face specific challenges

December 23, 2019
Currently, 1.1 million LGBT individuals in the United States are aged 65 years or older, and recent estimates have predicted that this population…

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Alzheimer's incidence varies significantly by location

December 6, 2019
Research published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society highlighted significant geographic variation in the incidence of Alzheimer’s…

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Statins may not confer memory, cognition decline in older patients

November 20, 2019
Statin therapy in elderly patients was not linked to a greater decline in cognition or memory during a 6-year period, according to a study published…

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5 stories to read for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November 15, 2019
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and it has been considered as such in the United States…

$17.2 million grant awarded to research Alzheimer’s connection with eye health

November 7, 2019
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $17.2 million grant to University of Washington School of Medicine assistant professor of ophthalmology…

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One question boosts memory tests’ effectiveness

November 5, 2019
Conservative estimates indicate that more than 100,000 U.S. Medicare recipients have undiagnosed dementia, according to published reports. The…

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Head trauma, TBI important causes of memory loss beyond Alzheimer’s disease

October 24, 2019
Clinicians may be able to distinguish between memory loss caused by traumatic brain injury, or TBI, vs. Alzheimer’s disease by using tailored…

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Personality traits during high school may predict later dementia risk

October 17, 2019
Personality traits exhibited during high school may be associated with dementia risk more than 5 decades later, according to findings of a…

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Nonpharmacological dementia interventions may be more effective in reducing aggression, agitation

October 15, 2019
Nonpharmacologic interventions, including massage and touch therapy, may be more effective than pharmacologic methods in reducing aggression and…

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Longer sleep duration may cause cognitive decline in Hispanic, Latino adults

October 14, 2019
Among Hispanic and Latino individuals in the United States, long sleep duration was associated with a decline in neurocognitive performance and…

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Chair-based yoga and exercise may improve quality of life in patients with dementia

October 11, 2019
For older adults with dementia, three nonpharmacological interventions — chair yoga, music intervention and chair-based exercise — were…

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