Neuroscience

Safe to treat dementia patients with clot-busting drugs

Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain haemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same treatment, a study from Karolinska ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Is dementia declining among older Americans?

(HealthDay)—Here's some good news for America's seniors: The rates of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia have dropped significantly over the last decade or so, a new study shows.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How much does dementia risk increase after traumatic brain injury?

Having a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in middle-age is associated with an increased risk for future dementia, according to a retrospective of study of more than 40,000 TBI patients published in PLOS Medicine ...

Neuroscience

Flies the key to studying the causes of dementia

A research team from the University of Plymouth, University of Southampton and the Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center, Vari, Greece, have studied two structurally-similar proteins in the adult brain and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Proton pump inhibitor use ups pneumonia risk in dementia

(HealthDay)—For patients with dementia, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is associated with increased risk of pneumonia, according to a study published online March 21 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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