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Dementia and firearms: a lethal mix without any legal recourse

An 80-year-old man living alone with Alzheimer's disease was treated regularly by a health aide he shot during a period of confusion. In other cases, patients with dementia and an increased risk of depression and suicide shot themselves in the… Continue Reading →

Hearing loss increases the risk of dementia

Dementia is difficult to predict, but hearing loss may signal a higher risk, suggests a new study. The eight-year study adds to the growing evidence of a link between hearing loss and mental decline. But do not panic if you… Continue Reading →

A patient with dementia is over-treated with drugs and bruised at death, says a widow to the Australian.

SYDNEY (Good Medical) – An elderly man suffering from Parkinson's disease and suffering from dementia has received ten times more drugs and unexplained bruising when he died in an Australian long-term care facility. . An investigation by the Royal Commission… Continue Reading →

Dementia risk factors unknown to half of the population • Good Medical

Copyright of the image Alex Wallace According to a study by Alzheimer's Research UK, half of British adults can not identify any key risk factors for dementia. The charity surveyed 2,361 people and found that only 1% were able to… Continue Reading →

Education will not prevent dementia, research findings

Break news e-mails Receive news reports and special reports. The news and the stories that matter are delivered on weekday mornings. REGISTER 6 February 2019, 21:36 GMT By Linda Carroll It has long been thought that protection is needed against… Continue Reading →

Study shows hope for avoiding dementia in some people • Good Medical

But in the secondary outcome – developing a mild cognitive impairment or MCI – the results showed a statistically significant difference. The intensive group was developed by 287 people, compared with 353 in the standard group, which reduced the risk… Continue Reading →

A woman with dementia thrown out of a retirement home, says her family

Hospital accused of "dumping" an elderly woman A Californian woman said that a Long Beach hospital had placed her mother, who has Alzheimer's disease, in a taxi, and then dropped her in the middle of the night outside the care… Continue Reading →

Could intestinal bacteria be linked to the risk of dementia?

For the study, Dr. Naoki Saji and colleagues at the National Geriatrics and Gerontology Center in Obu, Aichi, Japan, analyzed stool samples from 128 older adults, with or without dementia. In general, the researchers found that patients with dementia had… Continue Reading →

Elderly California woman with dementia locked out, daughter says "outraged" – Fox News • foxnews.com

A Californian woman filed a complaint with the State Public Health Department against a Long Beach hospital after surveillance recordings showed her elderly mother with dementia alone and locked up outside the center of care where she lives. Earlier this… Continue Reading →

Intestinal bacteria may be related to dementia

A preliminary study reveals that people with dementia have a different composition of the bacteria in their gut, raising questions about whether "insects" play a role in brain disease. Japanese researchers have found that, compared to older adults without dementia,… Continue Reading →

Lowering blood pressure could reduce the risk factor for dementia

Previous studies had suggested that high blood pressure could be a risk factor for dementia and mild cognitive impairment, prompting US researchers to consider whether a drop in pressure could reduce this risk in the context of extensive randomized trial… Continue Reading →

Champagne protects the brain from dementia

Here's a good reason to toast: Researchers have discovered that a grape compound used in the making of champagne can improve spatial memory. "The results have been spectacular," says Jeremy Spencer, a professor at the University of Reading in England… Continue Reading →

Lowering blood pressure may reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia – CNN • Good Medical

Previous studies had suggested that high blood pressure could be a risk factor for dementia and mild cognitive impairment, prompting US researchers to consider whether a drop in pressure could reduce this risk in the context of extensive randomized trial… Continue Reading →

Study suggests hope for fighting dementia in some people

But in the secondary outcome – developing a mild cognitive impairment or MCI – the results showed a statistically significant difference. The intensive group was developed by 287 people, compared with 353 in the standard group, which reduced the risk… Continue Reading →

BP high among young adults and risk of dementia: new perspectives

A new study shows that high blood pressure in young adults seems to be linked to an increased risk of dementia at a later age. The results of the rare study conducted in individuals aged 40 years or younger showed… Continue Reading →

Study suggests hope for fighting dementia in some people

But in the secondary outcome – developing a mild cognitive impairment or MCI – the results showed a statistically significant difference. The intensive group was developed by 287 people, compared with 353 in the standard group, which reduced the risk… Continue Reading →

Blood pressure research offers the first hope to prevent dementia

Break news e-mails Receive news reports and special reports. The news and the stories that matter are delivered on weekday mornings. REGISTER January 28, 2019, 9:14 PM GMT By Shamard Charles, M.D. Drastic lowering of blood pressure can help to… Continue Reading →

Companies navigate dementia conversations with older workers

With the aging of the American workforce, companies have more and more difficult conversations with employees struggling with cognitive decline, experts say. Workers in the early stages of dementia may find it difficult to perform tasks they have completed without… Continue Reading →

"What my dad's dementia taught me" • Good Medical

Legend Rajan describes his father as "a brilliant man with a malicious gleam in his eyes" When BBC presenter Rajan Datar learned that his father had dementia, this led him to discover that a combination of stigma, language barriers, and… Continue Reading →

Fragility a risk factor for dementia

FRIDAY, January 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) – Fragility is associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease and its disabling symptoms, reveals a new study. "By reducing the physiological reserve of an individual, frailty can trigger the clinical expression of… Continue Reading →

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