Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study raises questions about role of leisure activity in dementia

Studies have suggested that taking part in leisure activities such as playing cards or gardening may be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia. But a new study found no association between taking part in leisure ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Metformin treatment linked to slowed cognitive decline

Metformin is the first-line treatment for most cases of type 2 diabetes and one of the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide, with millions of individuals using it to optimize their blood glucose levels.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Depression and dementia in the age of COVID-19

Every seven seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. A typical case that I often see in my practice is as follows: A 76-year-old woman has a two-year history of progressive worsening of short-term memory ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

PTSD may double risk of dementia

People who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are up to twice as likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a new study by UCL researchers.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dual sensory impairment ups dementia risk

(HealthDay)—Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments—dual sensory impairment (DSI)—are at a significantly increased risk for dementia, according to a study published online July 7 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: ...

Cardiology

Genes, cardiovascular health each factor into dementia risk

Genes and cardiovascular health each contribute in an additive way to a person's risk of dementia, U.S. researchers including Sudha Seshadri, MD, and Claudia Satizabal, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Obesity linked to higher dementia risk

Obesity is associated with a higher risk of dementia up to 15 years later, finds a new UCL study suggesting that weight management could play a significant role in reducing risk.

Health

Air pollution linked to dementia and cardiovascular disease

People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal ...

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