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Vascular dementia - Preparing for your appointment

Dementia is the syndrome of symptoms such as memory loss and decreasing ability to handle the daily functions of life. Dementia is not an early form of Alzheimer’s or some less serious disease, it is simply a catch-all term that describes Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, and other specific diseases. It is frequently used because people… Vascular dementia - Preparing for your appointment   



Coping Strategies for Vascular Dementia Caregivers

Vascular dementia (VaD) is one of the most common types of dementia in older adults. It causes a subtle, progressive decline of memory and other brain function, such as thinking, learning, remembering, organization skills and complex visual processing, and is caused by reduced blood flow in the brain.

VaD may be caused by a… Coping Strategies for Vascular Dementia Caregivers   



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   



How Diet And Obesity May Be Linked To Alzheimer’s

I was asked recently about the relationship between diet and Alzheimer’s disease. This is a great question since we tend to focus on more traditional health benefits of eating well, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This was in response to a recent study published in the journal Neurology.

In that study, Swedish… How Diet And Obesity May Be Linked To Alzheimer’s   



Fish oil prevents atrial fibrillation

The three most important components of fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA). Extensive research has established that EPA and DHA play a vital role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, heart attack, angina, stroke, congestive heart failure, depression and cancer. Clinical trials have also shown that… Fish oil prevents atrial fibrillation   



Dental health linked to dementia risk: study

People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a U.S. study.

Researchers at the University of California who followed nearly 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year-period found that those who reported brushing their teeth less than once… Dental health linked to dementia risk: study   



Beta-blockers ‘may lower dementia risk’

Taking beta-blocker drugs may cut the risk of dementia, a trial in 774 men suggests.

The medication is used to treat high blood pressure, a known risk factor for dementia.

In the study, which will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in March, men on beta-blockers were less likely to… Beta-blockers ‘may lower dementia risk’   



Natural Compound Mitigates Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse, University of Missouri Researchers Find

Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson’s disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease in those who maintain healthy diets or who regularly take resveratrol supplements. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that resveratrol may also block the… Natural Compound Mitigates Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse, University of Missouri Researchers Find   



Dementia risk quadrupled in people with mild cognitive impairment

In a long-term, large-scale population-based study of individuals aged 55 years or older in the general population researchers found that those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) had a four-fold increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared to cognitively healthy individuals. Several risk factors including older age, positive APOE-ɛ4 status, low… Dementia risk quadrupled in people with mild cognitive impairment   



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