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Frontotemporal Dementia: Identification and Management

Frontotemporal dementia is a leading cause of early-onset dementia. How do providers differentiate frontotemporal dementia from other dementias and psychological disorders?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Metformin Linked to Lower Neurodegenerative Disease Risk

A retrospective study finds lower rates of dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease in diabetes patients who were long-term users of metformin.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Alzheimer's virtual reality app simulates dementia - BBC News

A virtual reality app aims to provide a sense of what it is like to live with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Long-term Benzodiazepine Use: No Risk for Cognitive Decline?

There is no link between long-term benzodiazepine use and increased deposition of beta-amyloid in the brain or cognitive decline in elderly adults who are without dementia.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Head Turning Sign May Help Identify Alzheimer's

A new study of patients with dementia showed high sensitivity and predictive value of the test that helps distinguish Alzheimer's from other conditions.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Family captures the reality of dementia on camera - BBC News

Chris Roberts, his wife Jayne and daughter Kate recorded their experience of dementia using video diaries and CCTV.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Caring for the Dementia Caregiver: Rx for TLC

Quality care for the patient with dementia is inextricably linked to the well-being of the caregiver, says Dr Zaldy Tan. How do you identify which caregivers might be at risk for stress or burnout?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Could Flu Shots Lower Hospitalization, Dementia Risk in HF?

One study showed a 35% lower dementia risk, whereas another "provides the most compelling evidence to date for the protective effect of influenza vaccination on hospital admissions," say researchers.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease by Jade C. Angelica (Skinner House. 2014) 352 pages, paperback. $16 USD

Corpus is one of the oldest reform groups in the Catholic Church, and is active in church reform movements both in the U.S. and abroad.  
renewedpriesthood.org
over 4 years ago
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'My brother's brain injury was ignored because of dementia' - BBC News

The family of a man with dementia who was seriously injured after a road accident says people with the condition are not being given the urgent medical care they need.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Angela Rippon: 'Teach the young about dementia' - BBC News

Educating children through dementia awareness programmes in schools is, she says the best way to improve understanding of the disease and support those who develop it.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Too many delay seeking dementia diagnosis, charity says - BBC News

More than half of those seeking a diagnosis for dementia have delayed going to their GP by at least a year, according to a survey carried out by the Alzheimer's Society.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Medical Error in Public Eye at Geriatrics Meeting

Studies exploring medical error, the coordination of care, and dementia will be in the spotlight at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Warfarin, AF May Each Contribute to Dementia Risk in AF

Anticoagulation clearly plays a role in long-term brain health, a researcher notes, but "we learned as well that atrial fibrillation is an additive disease state, in that it increases risk beyond anticoagulation."  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Worsening Depression Points to Dementia Risk

Individuals with steadily worsening, rather than remitting, depressive symptoms have an increased risk of developing dementia, a new population-based study reveals.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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A New Approach to Treating Alzheimer Disease

From the AAN Annual Meeting, Medscape speaks with Dr Douglas Scharre about the potential of deep brain stimulation as an Alzheimer disease treatment.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Anesthesia and Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

There has been some speculation that anesthesia exposure increases risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease in the elderly. Is there evidence to back this up?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Dementia patients in care homes get a second class NHS service, charity says

Many of the 280 000 people with dementia living in care homes are getting a second rate service from the NHS and having to pay for the privilege, an investigation has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Mobile game Sea Hero Quest 'helps dementia research' - BBC News

Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Mobile game Sea Hero Quest 'helps dementia research' - BBC News

Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago