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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

How do you know if your parent has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? If dad continually forgets where he puts his keys, or mom seems to get easily confused these days, does it mean they have Alzheimer’s? Not necessarily. Only a doctor can diagnose the condition. Every person experiences different symptoms, to different degrees. But… 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia   



Diabetes Raises Risk Of Dementia Significantly

Individuals with diabetes have a much greater chance of developing dementia than other people, researchers from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, reported in the journal Neurology. Dementia refers to a considerable loss of cognitive abilities, including memory capacity, which is severe enough to undermine social or occupational functioning.

Yutaka Kiyohara, MD, PhD, said:
Diabetes Raises Risk Of Dementia Significantly   



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   



Home-Based Assessment Tool for Dementia Screening

With baby boomers approaching the age of 65 and new cases of Alzheimer’s disease expected to increase by 50 percent by the year 2030, Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool that allows adults to screen themselves for early signs of dementia. The home-based computer software is patterned after the paper-and-pencil Clock Drawing Test,… Home-Based Assessment Tool for Dementia Screening   



Gentler heart surgery remains without signs of dementia

Aortic valve stenosis is the most frequent heart valve defect of older people in Europe – the cause is usually increasing calcification of this important valve. In patients at high and excessive risk, conventional cardiac surgery is often no therapeutic option. For these patients, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remains the only opportunity. However,… Gentler heart surgery remains without signs of dementia   



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