Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Awareness of COVID-19 in severe dementia patients

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has substantially affected patients with dementia and their caregivers. Owing to the restrictive measures taken worldwide to block the spread of COVID-19 outbreaks ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's: the 'switch-on moment' discovered

The past three decades saw a dramatic improvement in our understanding of what brings about Alzheimer's disease. Two proteins are thought to be responsible: amyloid and tau. The most widely accepted theory is that a critical ...

Medications

Suvorexant may improve insomnia with Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Suvorexant improves total sleep time (TST) in patients with probable Alzheimer disease (AD) dementia and insomnia, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Astrophysics and AI may offer key to early dementia diagnosis

Crucial early diagnosis of dementia in general practice could improve thanks to a computer model designed in a collaboration between Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and astrophysicists at the University of Sussex.

Dentistry

Cognitive decline and periodontitis

Cognitive functioning and dementia can dramatically affect the conditions for oral health. A new dissertation by researcher Helena Nilsson reveals after she participated in a unique global study on aging.

Health

Landmark euthanasia trial opens in the Netherlands

A landmark euthanasia trial opened in the Netherlands Monday seeking to pinpoint what to do with dementia patients who have previously stated their wish to die under certain circumstances but later might have second thoughts.

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