Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
The NIA-AA has proposed updates to the 2011 guidelines for symptomatic stages of Alzheimer's disease to include the idea that certain imaging and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers are valid proxies for neuropathologic changes of AD.
Short-term proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are linked to an elevated risk for hip fracture among patients with Alzheimer's disease. No link is seem among patients taking long-term or cumulative PPIs.
In patients with mild Alzheimer's disease solanezumab, an antibody designed to facilitate clearance of amyloid-beta plaques, did not significantly reduce cognitive decline over time.
Attaining higher education may aid in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
Over 6 million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer's this year, which will increase to 15 million by 2060.
Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing are associated with amyloid deposition.
Approximately 11% of dementia cases for people living within 164 feet of a major roadway might be attributed to this proximity to traffic.
Depending on race, sex, and ethnicity, the right statin type may lower the risk of Alzheimer disease.
A recent cohort study evaluated the risk of developing Alzheimer dementia after ADT in 16,888 men with prostate cancer, 14.2% of whom were treated with ADT.
Facing dementia with strength and courage can inspire and comfort patients' families.
Patients administered low doses of benzodiazepines have an elevated risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease compared with patients who received higher doses.
Patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 1.88-times increased rate of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Research reveals that focus on diet, mental health, and lifestyle may help lower the number of new cases of Alzheimer's disease.
The MIND diet combines the Mediterranean diet with the DASH diet, both of which call for high consumption of fruits, vegetables, and fish.
Patients who ran more than 15.3 miles per week had a 40% reduced risk of dying from Alzheimer disease.
Researchers have identified 10 proteins in the blood that may be predictors of Alzheimer disease.
A pilot study reports deep brain stimulation targeted at the nucleus basalis of Meynert improved or stabilized memory in Alzheimer's patients.
Midlife onset of diabetes and hypertension each may contribute to cognitive impairment later in life.
Scientists who tested seniors found that the test detected almost all of those who would develop problems.
Cognitive and cardiac adverse effects may limit the antidepressant's use for this purpose.
Two new cognitive screening assessment tools appear to be useful additions to the arsenal of Alzheimer testing.
Women with both diabetes and elevated estradiol levels were 14 times more likely to develop new-onset dementia.
Exposure to the banned pesticide DDT may play a role in the development of Alzheimer disease.
No improvement in cognition in four randomized trials involving bapineuzumab and solanezumab.
Highest risks for myocardial infarction, other vascular disease. No link for a-fib, heart failure.
Opening the door to real emotional engagement from a family member's illness can make it hard to close when it comes to patients.
Despite lack of evidence on benefits of routine screening, clinicians should remain alert to early signs or symptoms of cognitive impairment.
Older persons with AD have a reduced risk for developing cancer.
A simple test called the Northwestern University Famous Faces (NUFFACE) Test may aid in diagnosing primary progressive aphasia.
A simple technique gets patients with Parkinson disease and dementia to ambulate.