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Dementia Risk Seen in Study Refusers

People who declined to participate in a prospective study of aging developed dementia more quickly than those who joined the study, a researcher said here, suggesting study participants may not be a representative sample.

Among participants in the study, dementia was diagnosed at a rate of 19.1 per 1,000 person-years, compared with 23.6 per… Dementia Risk Seen in Study Refusers   



Women With High Oestrogen Levels and Diabetes Have Increased Dementia Risk

Older women who have high oestrogen levels and diabetes may have a 14 times increased risk of dementia, according to a study published in the online edition of the journal Neurology.

Blood oestrogens were measured in women aged 65 years or older who were free of dementia. After a 4-year follow-up, 543 women… Women With High Oestrogen Levels and Diabetes Have Increased Dementia Risk   



Potential Alzheimer’s disease risk factor and risk reduction strategies become clearer

Participation in activities that promote mental activity, and moderate physical activity in middle age, may help protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in later life, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2014 (AAIC® 2014) in Copenhagen.

Research reported at AAIC 2014 also showed that sleep… Potential Alzheimer’s disease risk factor and risk reduction strategies become clearer   



Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds

People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a state between normal ageing and dementia, where someone’s mind is functioning less well than would be expected for… Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds   



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