Subscribe: Latest Alzheimers Disease News
http://www.medindia.net/Diseaseinfo-rss/Alzheimers_Disease.xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
Tags:
alzheimer disease  alzheimer  brain  dementia  disease  group list  list punch  memory  new  patients  people  risk  study 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Latest Alzheimers Disease News

Latest Alzheimers Disease News



Medindia largest health website in india.



Last Build Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:18:24 GMT

Copyright: Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved.
 



Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia Linked To Unnoticed Gene
(image) ApoE4, the notorious genetic marker of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, might not be the sole risk factor, another gene, TOMM40, complicates the picture. Although ApoE4 plays a greater role in some types of aging-related memory ability, TOMM40 may pose an even greater risk for other types. TOMM40 and APOE genes are neighbors, adjacent to each other on chromosome 19, and they are sometimes used as proxies for one another in genetic studies. At times, scientific research has ...



People With Dementia are Usually Physically Aggressive
(image) Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills. Physical aggression among people with dementia is not unusual. Study from Lund University in Sweden showed that one-third of patients with the diagnosis Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive towards healthcare staff, other patients, relatives, animals and complete strangers. This manifestation of disease must be both understood and addressed in the right way....



Age-related Memory Loss Can Be Reversed: Study
(image) Osteocalcin is a hormone produced by bone cells and by boosting blood levels of osteocalcin can aid in reversing age-related memory loss, reveals a new study. The research team also identified a receptor for osteocalcin in the brain, paving the way for a novel approach to treating age-related cognitive decline. The mouse studies were led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers. The paper was published in the online edition of the iJournal of Experimental Medicine./i "In ...



Women Who Carry Copies of APOE ?4 Allele Have a Greater Risk of Developing Alzheimer
(image) Apolipoprotein E ?4 allele is the main genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer disease. Are female carriers of the apolipoprotein E ?4 allele at greater risk of developing the disease than men? A new article published by JAMA Neurology examines that question. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease. This means that gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, more symptoms develop, they also become more severe. The prevalent view has been that women who carry ...



Artificial Intelligence may Accelerate Early Diagnosis of Dementia
(image) An algorithm developed using artificial intelligence techniques can recognize the signatures of dementia two years before its onset, using a single amyloid PET scan of the brain of patients at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The findings of the study are published in the journal iNeurobiology of Aging./i The algorithm was developed by scientists from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute's Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory at McGill. Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, co-lead author ...



Dementia Patients Spend Last Year Of Their Life In Accident (and) Emergency
(image) Accident and Emergency (A (and) E) attendance among people with dementia in their last year of life has become very common and is found to be increasing, reveals a new study. The paper was published in the journal iAlzheimer's (and) Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association/i. In recent years, there has been a drop in the number of people with dementia dying in hospital, which has widely been seen as demonstrating better end of life care. However, the team of researchers from King's ...



Dementia Risk Linked To Fluctuations in Home-Monitored Blood Pressure Levels
(image) bHighlights/b ul class = "group-list punch-points" liThe American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for all the people with high blood pressure to help the healthcare provider determine whether treatment is working./li liHome monitoring of blood pressure may be more reliable than office measurements because of the "white-coat" effect./li liVariability in systolic blood pressure doubles the risk of Alzheimer's and increases risk of vascular dementia by three times./li/ul Fluctuation ...



New Way to Reverse Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients
(image) bHighlights:/b ul class="group-list punch-points"liAn enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer's patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes and causes memory loss /liliInhibiting the enzyme HDAC2 can reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's. HDAC2 inhibitors can also affect other members of HDAC/liliA new approach has been found to target HDAC2, by blocking its interaction with a binding partner called Sp3/li/ul In the brains ...



Cardiovascular Risk Factors During Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia
(image) bHighlights:/b ul class="group-list punch-points" liCardiovascular risk factors like diabetes and hypertension during midlife increase the risk of developing dementia, finds a new study /li liMidlife vascular health plays a role in increasing the risk of developing dementia later in life /li liAddressing risk factors early can reduce chances of developing dementia/li/ul Middle-aged adults with cardiovascular risk factors are at a higher risk of dementia, finds a large, ...



Is There a Link Between Dementia and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?
(image) Post-traumatic stress disorder is is a brain disorder that can occur after experiencing a traumatic event. Various epidemiological studies have shown that individuals suffering from PTSD are more prone to acquiring Alzheimer's disease later in their lives. Researchers at the University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany, now shed light on the molecular mechanism that links the two disorders. PTSD frequently relive the traumatic event, often triggered by stimuli similar to those that accompanied the trauma....



Higher Dementia Risk Associated With Birth in High Stroke Mortality States
(image) A band of states in the southern United States is known as the Stroke Belt because living there has been associated with increased risk of a number of conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and cognitive impairment. Is being born in states with high stroke mortality associated with dementia risk in a group of individuals who eventually all lived outside those states? A new article published by JAMA Neurology reports the results of a study that examined that question in ...



Post Operative Delirium Increases Long Term Risk of Dementia
(image) Delirium is a mental disorder that accompanies a sudden change in behavior, with patients suffering acute confusion, inattention, disorganized thinking and fluctuating mental status. However, little previous research has focused on whether delirium itself portends or even accelerates a decline into dementia in patients who showed no previous signs of cognitive impairment. Patients over the age of 65 were assessed as cognitively normal prior to surgery. This study, led by Professor Juraj Sprung ...



Can Dementia Be Prevented?
(image) bHighlights/b ul class = "group-list punch-points" liOne in three dementia cases are preventable by managing lifestyle factors/li liNonpharmacologic interventions like social contact and exercise help prevent dementia/li liIncreasing education in early life can reduce the incidence of dementia by 20 percent/li/ul One-third of the world's dementia cases can be prevented by managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension and depression, reveals ...



Proton-pump Inhibitors Do Not Cause Dementia
(image) Several studies have reported associations between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. New research published on July 18 in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), puts these claims to rest. The study authors report that there is no convincing evidence to support the suggestion that PPI use increases dementia risk. These findings are based on an analysis of 13,864 participants from the Nurses' Health Study II who completed testing ...



Weekly Social Interaction can Improve Quality of Life Among Dementia Patients
(image) Dementia is a broad umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating. Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia. Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money, claims a recent study. The findings ...



Here's How the Antioxidant In Strawberries Retards Age-Related Memory Loss
(image) bHighlights/b ul class = "group-list punch-points" li A natural compound in strawberries reduces cognitive deficits and inflammation associated with aging in mice. /li li Antioxidant fisetin, could help treat age-related mental decline and conditions like Alzheimer's or stroke. /li li Fisetin has been tested in mouse models and should be tested in humans before use./li/ul Fisetin in strawberries might be helpful as a preventative for many age-associated neurodegenerative diseases according to studies tested in mice....



Daily Consumption Of Citrus Fruits Lowers Dementia Risk
(image) Older adults who consume orange and grapefruit daily can lower the risk of dementia by 23 percent, reveals a new study. Researchers from Tohuku University in Japan have found that daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the chances of developing the incurable brain condition by almost a quarter. The findings suggested that the citric acid contains a chemical nobiletin, which in animal tests has shown to slow or reverse impairment of memory. ...



Dementia Risk Doubled in Men with Traumatic Brain Injury
(image) Head injuries like skull fractures, scalp wounds or concussion may increase the risk of developing dementia in men by releasing an overload of inflammatory particles into the brain, finds a study. Researchers from the University of Maryland in the US showed that the inflammation caused by traumatic brain injury can spread and cause long-lasting damage. The findings indicated that the risk is particularly high for men aged between 41 and 56. This could help guide treatment of the injuries, whose severity is often difficult to gauge....



Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Dementia Risk In Middle-age
(image) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been linked with an increased risk for dementia in working-age adults. But no link was found between TBI and later onset of Parkinson's disease or ALS in the entire Finnish population, reveals a new study. The researchers believe that these results may play a significant role for the rehabilitation and long-term monitoring of traumatic brain injury patients. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are among the top causes of death and disability, particularly among the young and middle aged....



By 2040 1.2 Million People in England and Wales Will be Living With Dementia
(image) Due to increased life expectancy by 2040, there will be over 1.2 million people living with dementia in England and Wales (an increase of 57% from 2016)say researchers in The BMJ today. Their results show that, although the incidence (number of newly diagnosed cases) of dementia is falling, the overall prevalence (number of people living with the condition) is set to increase substantially as people live longer and deaths from other causes, such as heart disease, continue to decline. With ...



Interactive Tools Help Provide Positive Stimulation to Dementia Patients
(image) Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia, but not the only one. Many people living with dementia reside in long-term care facilities, where the lack of stimulation can result in behaviors such as hitting, screaming, and wandering. Common measures to avoid ...



Psychosis To Be Misdiagnosed For Dementia in Alzheimer's Patients
(image) Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia characterized by protein deposits in the brain including twisted fibers found inside brain cells. Dementia with Lewy bodies is believed to be caused by the buildup of a different abnormal protein aggregate found in nerve cells in the brain. People with Alzheimer's disease who experience psychosis including delusions and hallucinations are five times more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies compared to patients who do not, new research suggests....



New Technology Helps Dementia Patients Manage Their Responsive Behaviours
(image) Lack of stimulation in dementia patients can result in "responsive" behaviors like hitting, screaming, and wandering, specially in people who are in long-term care facilities. Common measures to avoid such "responsive" behaviors, such as antipsychotic medications and personalized recreational and music therapy programs, can cause adverse health effects in the former case and be difficult for staff to find time to carry out in the latter case. A team of human factors/ergonomics researchers ...



Lifespan of Dementia Patients Linked With Well-Being Of Caregivers
(image) Dementia patients can possibly die much earlier than expected, if their family caregivers are mentally stressed, reveals a new study. From 2007 until 2016, University of California (UC), Berkeley researchers tracked the mortality of 176 patients with neurodegenerative diseases that are corrosive to brain function. They also measured the mental health of the family members who took care of them. Their findings published in the Proceedings of the iNational Academy of Sciences,/i indicate ...



Preventing Cognitive Decline, Dementia By Examining Evidence On Interventions
(image) Additional research is needed to further understand and gain confidence in the effectiveness of cognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity, as the evidences are inconclusive in preventing cognitive decline and dementia, reveals a recent study. "There is good cause for hope that in the next several years much more will be known about how to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, as more clinical trial results become available and more evidence emerges," said Alan I....



Memory Loss Treatment Through Genes
(image) Identifying the genes that are linked to memory can pave the way for treatment of conditions like Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy. The Peter O'Donnell Jr.Brain Institute conducted a study and the results of which is a new strategy to identify genes that underlie specific brain processes. This strategy may eventually help scientists develop treatments for patients with memory impairments.Many of these genes were not previously linked to memory, but now any number of labs could study them and understand their basic function in the brain....



Therapy for Parkinson's may prove effective for Alzheimer's and Huntington's Disease
(image) Neurodegenerative diseases are usually incurable, but an effective treatment for Parkinson's disease might also work for Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases. Researchers have found that abnormal proteins found in these neurodegenerative diseases all share a similar ability to cause damage when they invade brain cells. The finding potentially could explain the mechanism by which Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and other neurodegenerative diseases spread within the brain and disrupt normal brain functions....



Omega-3 Rich Diet can Ward Off Alzheimer's Disease: Research
(image) Keeping Alzheimer's disease (AD) away may be as simple as adding food rich in omega-3 to your diet, claims a recent study. In the article published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers have found that for patients with high omega-3 levels, blood flow in specific areas of the brain is increased. "This study is a major advance in demonstrating the value of nutritional intervention for brain health by using the latest brain imaging," commented George Perry, Editor-in-Chief of the journal....



Exercise Regularly : Stay Away From Alzheimer's Disease
(image) Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, says a panel of researchers and not-for-profit leaders, led by UBC's Okanagan campus. The researchers also confirmed that regular physical activity may improve the performance of daily activities for people afflicted with Alzheimer's. Their conclusions may have significant implications for the 1.1 million Canadians affected directly or indirectly by dementia. "As there is no current cure for Alzheimer's, there is an ...



Delayed Use of Blood Thinners for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Increases Dementia Risk
(image) Dementia rates increase when anticoagulation treatment is delayed for patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia in the world that affects more than 2.7 million American adults. The first-of-its-kind, large-scale study, conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, included more than 76,000 atrial fibrillation patients with no prior history of dementia who were treated with an antiplatelet or warfarin, a medication used ...



Dementia Risk Increases Due to Delayed Use of Blood Thinners in Atrial Fibrillation Patients
(image) Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia in the world. Around 2.7 million American adults are found to be affected with the heart disease. When the use of blood thinners or anticoagulation therapy has been delayed, there would be an increase in the risk of dementia, finds new study. The first-of-its-kind, large-scale study, conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, included more than 76,000 atrial fibrillation patients with ...



Belly Fat In Middle Age May Indicate Risk Of Dementia In Old Age
(image) Obesity has the potential to raise an older adult's risk for having difficulty thinking and making decisions (also known as "cognitive decline" or dementia). It is a complex health concern. Body mass index (BMI) is a scale that measures a person's weight in relationship to their height. Research shows that bolder adults who have an elevated BMI are at lower risk for dementia than people with lower BMIs/b. However, BMI may not be the best measure for obesity's effect on dementia. For example, ...



Gene Alteration may Increase Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients
(image) An alteration in a gene may speed up the loss of memory and thinking skills in people who are already at the risk of Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study. According to researchers, people with Alzheimer's risk, who have the gene mutation called the BDNF Val66Met allele, or the Met allele may have a more rapid decline of memory and thinking skills. Further, people with the gene mutation, who also had more beta-amyloid -- a sticky protein that can build up into plaques found in the brains ...



Walking Helps Reverse Brain Connections in Mild Memory Loss Patients
(image) bHighlights/b ul class = "group-list punch-points" li Physical activity helps reestablish some protective neuronal connections, thereby preserving memory. /li li A 12-week walking intervention with older adults suffering from mild cognitive impairment reversed decline in certain brain regions. /li li Exercise may be particularly useful in those who have already experienced mild memory loss. /li/ul Walking is a simple exercise that helps in weight loss and also protects the heart....



Prevent Stroke to Reduce Dementia In the Elderly
(image) bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points"liStroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or when the blood vessel in the brain bursts./li liPrevention of Stroke strategy may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly, finds new study./li/ul Stroke or brain attack may occur when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. Prevention of stroke may also reduce the risk of dementia in older people, finds a new study from the University of Western Ontario. Approxinately ...



'Memory Proteins' Cause Dementia in Alzheimer's Disease
(image) bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points" liAccumulation of amyloid plaques is thought to be responsible for dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease, but autopsies and brain images have revealed that there can be high levels of amyloid without displaying symptoms of AD./li liLow levels of a protein NPTX2 disrupts the memory-related neural circuits in the brain thus resulting in memory-failure or dementia, according to new findings./li liThis protein is essential for ...



Daily Consumption of Sugary Beverages, Juices Increases Brain Damage, Dementia Risk
(image) People who consume sugary beverages like sodas and fruit juices are more frequently are more likely to suffer from poorer memory, have smaller brain and hippocampal volumes. Hippocampus is an area of the brain that is important for memory. Drinking sugary beverages on a daily basis increases the likelihood of stroke and dementia by three times. These findings appear separately in the journals Alzheimer's (and) Dementia and the journal Stroke. "Our findings indicate an association between higher ...



Antipsychotic Drug Usage is Best Avoided in Dementia Patients
(image) bHighlights:/b ul class="group-list punch-points"liDementia can cause agitation in the elderly/liliAntipsychotics are often prescribed to control the agitation, but can increase the risk of stroke and death/liliResearchers advise limiting the use of antipsychotics in these patients/li/ul bResearchers evaluated a training program launched by the Massachusetts Senior Care Association and the Massachusetts Department of Health program called "OASIS....



Psychological Disorders Do Not Increase Alzheimer's Disease Risk
(image) Alzheimer's disease risk is not increased by psychiatric disorders, although psychiatric diagnoses increased before Alzheimer's was diagnosed. This might be due to the early symptoms shown by Alzheimer's disease. The study was done by the researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. The results were published in iEuropean Psychiatry./i History of mood disorder, such as depression, or any psychiatric disorder were associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease when psychiatric ...



New Genetic Connections of Alzheimer's Disease Identified
(image) bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points" liIn neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's disease, there is the accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) inside the neuron./li liThe NFTs consist of abnormal Tau proteins which leads to cognitive decline in neurodegenerative conditions./li liA genetic variant within the protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor-type delta (PTPRD) gene that may contribute to the accumulation of NFT has been identified./li/ul A ...



Brain Fatty Acids: Potential Link To Alzheimer's Disease Found!
(image) Alzheimer's disease may be associated to unsaturated fatty acids present in the brain, reveals a new study. Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, which causes cognitive impairment, executive functioning and language difficulty. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80 percent of total dementia cases worldwide, with over 46 million people suffering from the disease worldwide. The number of patients is estimated to rise to 131.5 million by 2050. Currently it is thought that the ...



Antioxidants Fail to Lower Dementia Risk
(image) bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points" liOxidative stress, that arises due to excess production of oxygen free radicals, has been implicated in the dementia pathway./li liAntioxidants were of interest in the treatment of dementia, due their potential to neutralize free radicals./li liRecent findings suggest that antioxidants do not play any role in preventing dementia./li/ul Antioxidant supplements vitamin E and selenium taken alone or in combination did not prevent dementia in asymptomatic older men....



One in 4 Elderly Women Have Dementia in Australia
(image) At least a quarter of Australian women over 70 will develop dementia, suggest University of Queensland researchers. The researchers used a new technique to provide an up-to-date estimate for dementia in the Australian population. Dr Michael Waller from the UQ School of Public Health said the nation's population was aging, but there was conflicting information being presented. "On one hand we expect the number of women living with dementia to increase, but on the other hand there is international ...



Rapid Blood Pressure Drop During Middle-Age Increases Dementia Risk in Later Life
(image) bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points" liOrthostatic or postural hypotension is a drop in blood pressures that occurs upon standing up suddenly./li liA link has been established between orthostatic hypotension (OH) in middle-aged people and cognitive decline later in life./li liThis could be because temporary episodes of OH can have long-lasting consequences by reducing the blood flow to the brain./li/ul Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure ...



Heart Disease Risks in Middle Age Increases Dementia Risk Later in Life
(image) Dementia refers to a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to interfere with a person's everyday activities. People who have heart disease risks in middle age - such as diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking - are at higher risk for dementia later in life, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2017. "The health of your vascular system in midlife is really important ...



Risk of Depression and Dementia Increases in Bleeding Stroke Survivors
(image) bHighlights/b ul class = "group-list punch-points" li Bleeding stroke or Intracerebral hemorrhage is when a weakened blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the brain. /li li Depression and anxiety are not often recognisedor diagnosed in people who have had a stroke. /li li Depression and anxiety can make it hard forpeople to manage the treatment for their stroke. /li liWithin a year of bleeding stroke, 7% of patients are diagnosed with depression and are more likely to have dementia....



Understanding the Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease in Older Latino Adults
(image) Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, a condition that degrades cognitive functions such as reasoning, memory and judgment. The disease affects about 5.4 million people in the United States, according to the Alzheimer's Association, which estimates that Alzheimer's and other dementias will cost the U.S. (Dollor) 236 billion this year. Latinos may have a higher risk of developing dementia compared to other groups and a significant number appear to be getting Alzheimer's disease at a younger age....



Artificial Intelligence Used to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
(image) bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points" li Medical imaging provides high resolution 'live' information of the brain and allows the use of information related to the disease contained in the image./li liImaging uses deep learning techniques to classify the functional and structural architecture of the brain./li liIt helps to understand the neurodegenerative process involved in the development of the disease and also development of effective treatments./li/ul New ...



Human Patients may Hold Great Promise in Research on Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia
(image) Population studies and other human-focused research suggests that one's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias can be reduced with changes to diet and other modifiable lifestyle factors.Nutrition researcher Neal D. Barnard and other speakers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Annual Meeting call for a new approach to research on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Since decades of animal experiments have failed to produce meaningful ...



Alzheimer's Disease Linked With Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease
(image) Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick, suggests a recent study. In a study published in Nature, Monica Driscoll, distinguished professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and her team, found that while healthy neurons should be able to sort out and rid brain cells of toxic proteins and damaged cell structures without causing problems, laboratory ...