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Elderly patients who receive anesthesia are no more likely to develop long-term dementia or Alzheimer's disease than other seniors, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed thousands of patients using the ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
Due to its ageing population, the Netherlands is seeing an explosive growth in the number of dementia patients. This is expected to increase from 250,000 in 2013 to 500,000 in 2050. Cost cutting in the healthcare ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The monetary cost of dementia in the United States ranges from $157 billion to $215 billion annually, making the disease more costly to the nation than either heart disease or cancer, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Mild cognitive impairment at Parkinson's disease diagnosis linked with higher risk for early dementia
Mild cognitive impairment at the time of Parkinson disease (PD) diagnosis appears to be associated with an increased risk for early dementia in a Norwegian study, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Neurology.
Neuroscience Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The strongest predictor of whether a man is developing dementia with Lewy bodies—the second most common form of dementia in the elderly—is whether he acts out his dreams while sleeping, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered. ...
Neuroscience Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Dementia patients may benefit from a promising new treatment called Cerebrolysin, according to the results of a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors brought together the most up-to-date eviden ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Older people often worry about dementia and while some risks are known, for example alcoholism or stroke, the effects of illness are less clear. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care looks ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Weekly telephone contact with a nurse substantially reduced hospital re-admissions for high-risk patients, according to results of a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health study.
Health Dec 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A first-of-its-kind program at St. Michael's Hospital lowers risk of delirium in elderly patients admitted for trauma and decreases the likelihood they will be discharged to a long-term care facility.
Health Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Off-label antipsychotic drug use common in VA nursing home residents, often without documented rationale
(Medical Xpress)—More than one in four older veterans residing in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Living Centers received antipsychotic medications, and more than 40 percent of those veterans had no documented ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
There is an urgent need for support from outside the family after diagnosis of dementia according to a study led by researchers from the University of Hertfordshire.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Nov 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers use stem cells to show connection between neural cell disruption and Parkinson's disease
(Medical Xpress)—A diverse team of biologists has shown using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that a gene mutation that causes malformations in the structure of the nuclear envelope of neural cells, ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Oct 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A medical record review study of 97 patients with the fatal, degenerative brain disorder sporadic Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease (sCJD) suggests that a correct diagnosis of the disease was often delayed by a variety of misdiagnoses, ...
Neuroscience Sep 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
With the steady increase in the life expectancy of Europe's population, researchers estimate that the number of people affected by age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, will increase dramatically in the next ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Sep 18, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Levels of five different cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers are able to improve differentiation between common dementia and parkinsonian disorders, according to a study published online Aug. ...
Neuroscience Aug 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0