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Vascular dementia - Tests and diagnosis

Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer disease (AD). The condition is not a single disease; it is a group of syndromes relating to different vascular mechanisms. Vascular dementia is preventable; therefore, early detection and an accurate diagnosis are important.

Patients who have had a stroke are at increased… Vascular dementia - Tests and diagnosis   



Causes and Types of Dementia

What Causes Dementia?
There are a number of diseases and conditions that can cause dementia.

For many people there is still the question “Why me?”

Dementia is not an inevitable consequence of ageing, but it is more common among older people. It occurs in all social classes and ethnic groups and can also affect… Causes and Types of Dementia   



Pulse Pressure Linked to Risk of CVD in Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have shown that elevated pulse pressure may increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Their study has been published in the early online edition of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in advance of… Pulse Pressure Linked to Risk of CVD in Alzheimer’s   



Signs of Alzheimer’s, but not other dementias, are often seen first by relatives

“Is it Alzheimer’s?” A concerned daughter silently mouthed that question to Marvin M. Lipman, Consumer Reports’ chief medical adviser, after a lengthy office visit during which she had described her mother’s increasing loss of short-term memory and occasional erratic behavior.

The focus of this attention was an 85-year-old retired college professor, a seemingly healthy… Signs of Alzheimer’s, but not other dementias, are often seen first by relatives   



Patient self-reporting version of ‘blood pressure cuff’ for dementia is reliable and valid

The patient self-reporting version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor - a primary-care tool to measure cognitive, functional and psychological symptoms - is user-friendly, reliable and valid, including being sensitive to symptom change, according to a new Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research study.

Similar to the way the blood… Patient self-reporting version of ‘blood pressure cuff’ for dementia is reliable and valid   



High blood pressure linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, meds may be reason

A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

However, authors conclude the connection may have more to do with anti-hypertension medication than high blood pressure itself.

It’s likely that this protective effect is coming from antihypertensive drugs,” said co-author John Kauwe,… High blood pressure linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, meds may be reason   



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