Dementia

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study
October 18, 2019
By Alan Mozes


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THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could your personality as a teen forecast your risk for dementia...
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What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?
October 16, 2019
By Serena Gordon


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TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dealing with the agitation, anxiety and aggression that oft...
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Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression
October 16, 2019
Does dementia spread gradually and evenly in all directions across the brain, or can it "jump" from one brain area to another? New research helps to settle the question by examining the progression of frontotemporal dementia.
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Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function
October 15, 2019
Recent research has revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Increased inflammation was associated with parkinsonism symptoms and more rapid disease progression. In addition, the results showed that cancer is rare in FTD, whereas some aut...
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Non-pharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia
October 14, 2019
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests outdoor activities were more clinically effective than anti-psychotic medication for treating physical aggression in patients with dementia. For patients with physical agitation, massage and touch therapy were more efficacious than usual care or caregiv...
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Dementia spreads via connected brain networks
October 14, 2019
Scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks....
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Serum neurofilament is a discriminative biomarker between frontotemporal dementia and psychiatric disorders
October 10, 2019
Early symptoms of frontotemporal dementia are often confused with symptoms occurring in psychiatric disorders. Researchers show that serum neurofilament levels can be used as a diagnostic tool to differentiate between these conditions.
Chair yoga more effective than music therapy in older adults with advanced dementia
October 2, 2019
Researchers assessed the ability of older adults with advanced dementia to participate in non-pharmacological interventions and compared chair yoga with chair-based exercise and music therapy. Results showed that participants with moderate-to-severe dementia could safely adhere to non-pharmacologica...
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Monthly phone check-in may mean less depression for families of patients with dementia
September 30, 2019
A monthly, 40-minute phone call from a non-clinical professional may suppress or reverse the trajectory of depression so frequently experienced by family members caring for patients with dementia at home, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Numerous studies ha...
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95% of people think they could develop dementia with age
September 30, 2019
A global study on attitudes toward dementia has shown that two-thirds of people believe it to be a natural risk of getting older, which could be limiting the help that people seek.
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