Medical research

What are researchers doing to stop dementia?

They are words nobody wants to hear: Alzheimer's disease and dementia. As the population ages, a growing number of older adults gradually lose cherished memories and the ability to think and, ultimately, to perform even the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Add it up: Could this test equal a way to determine dementia risk?

People whose scores on a dementia risk test indicated a less brain-healthy lifestyle, including smoking, high blood pressure and a poor diet, may also have the following: lower scores on thinking skills tests, more changes ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Increase in registration of dementia as a cause of death

It is well known that dementia is associated with increased mortality. New scientific research shows how in recent years more deaths are being registered with dementia as the underlying cause of death. The growth in the rate ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Link between ADHD and dementia across generations

A large study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has found a link between ADHD and dementia across generations. The study, published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, shows that parents ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

World failing people with dementia: WHO

Dementia, which robs people of their "memories, independence and dignity", is on the rise worldwide but few countries are equipped to fight it, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday.


Postural hypotension in older adults related to poor cognition

Postural hypotension, a drastic drop in blood pressure when standing up, is linked to an increased risk of dementia and accelerated progression from cognitive impairment to dementia, even in the absence of symptoms, for instance ...


Trends in aortic valve replacement among patients with dementia

For patients who have a narrowed aortic valve that fails to open properly, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a less invasive alternative to open surgical valve replacement. In a recent analysis published in ...

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