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Developing postoperative delirium associated with a faster rate of cognitive decline, says study

Research published today (March 20) in the JAMA Internal Medicine finds that developing postoperative delirium is associated with a 40% faster rate of cognitive decline over those who do not develop delirium.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Readmission rates, episode costs increased for patients with dementia: Study

Patients with Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD) have higher hospital readmission rates and episode costs than those without ADRDs, according to a study published online March 16 in JAMA Network Open.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study: Diabetes and tooth loss together worsen cognitive decline

Having both diabetes and tooth loss contributes to worse cognitive function and faster cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new study published in a special issue of the Journal of Dental Research focused on ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Incorporating psychological treatment into dementia prevention

Modifiable risk and protective factors (e.g., engaging in active lifestyles and avoiding alcohol or smoking, amongst others) are key agents for dementia prevention, and they also exert an important effect on cognitive trajectories ...

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New AI research reveals scale of dementia in India

Dementia in India may be higher than previous estimates have suggested and could be more in line with prevalence rates for countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a new collaborative study ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New insights into eye damage in Alzheimer's disease patients

Cedars-Sinai investigators have produced the most extensive analysis to date of changes in the retina—a layer of tissue at the back of the eye where visual information originates—and how those retinal changes correspond ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia care programs help, if caregivers can find them

There's no cure, yet, for Alzheimer's disease. But dozens of programs developed in the past 20 years can improve the lives of both people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Can Mediterranean diet help people with MS preserve thinking skills?

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who follow a Mediterranean diet may have a lower risk for problems with memory and thinking skills than those who do not follow the diet, according to a preliminary study released today, ...

Medical research

Alzheimer's study links cholesterol and toxic protein clusters

Cholesterol tremendously increases the toxicity of a peptide implicated in Alzheimer's progression, according to research by scientists in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in Texas A&M's College of Agriculture ...

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Can seven healthy habits now reduce risk of dementia later?

New research that followed female participants for two decades has found that seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia. The preliminary study released today, February 27, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia-related pain: What caregivers need to know

Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, it describes a collection of symptoms that affect a person's thinking and social abilities enough to interfere with daily life. There are more than 55 million people worldwide living ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Black people less likely to receive dementia-related medications

Black people are receiving medications for dementia less often than white people, according to a preliminary study released today, February 26, 2023, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 75th Annual ...


The difference between an aging brain and dementia

Forgetting small things such as dates, and events and difficulty in recalling old information can be a normal part of aging. But at what point does it go too far? Do you have to worry every time your memory seems to fail ...


Digital markers near-perfect for predicting dementia

Using ensemble learning techniques and longitudinal data from a large naturalistic driving study, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, ...

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Researchers identify biomarker for diagnosing vascular dementia

Measuring a key blood molecule may help doctors diagnose whether or how much impaired blood flow to a patient's brain is contributing to dementia or cognitive problems, according to a new study led by a UCLA Health researcher.