Dementia

Hearing aids may delay cognitive decline
February 26, 2020
Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research.
Cognitive decline is associated with hearing loss, which affects about 32 per cent of people aged 55 years, and more than 70 per cent of people aged over 7...
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Gene Variant Ups Dementia Risk in Parkinson's Patients: Study
February 7, 2020



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THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic variant associated with Alzheimer's disease increa...
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Gene ID'd as potential therapeutic target for dementia in Parkinson's
February 6, 2020
Dementia is one of the most debilitating consequences of Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurological condition characterized by tremors, stiffness, slow movement and impaired balance. Eighty percent of people with Parkinson's develop dementia within 20 years of the diagnosis, and patients who...
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Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS
January 23, 2020
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published this week in the journal .
Researchers from the University of British Columbia analyzed data for 678,000...
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Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?
January 14, 2020

The symptoms of frontotemporal, or early onset, dementia can appear as early as age 40. Have researchers found a new way to treat this condition using antibiotics?
Frontotemporal ...
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Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine
January 4, 2020
Although a vaccine for dementia is a long way down the road, researchers recently made a few tentative steps closer. The authors of a recent study in mice hope that in the coming years, they can move into human trials....
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Dementia: Obesity, but not diet or inactivity, raises risk
December 22, 2019
A new, long-term study finds that midlife obesity raises the risk of dementia in women. However, calorie intake and physical inactivity do not....
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Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia
December 21, 2019
A new study has found a blood plasma linked to inflammation that could be a warning signal for certain dementias. Could it pave the way for low cost screening?...
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Extra virgin olive oil may protect against various dementias
November 27, 2019
New research in mice suggests that adopting a diet rich in extra virgin olive oil can prevent the toxic accumulation of the protein tau, which is a hallmark of multiple types of dementia....
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Illiteracy may triple dementia risk
November 14, 2019
New research suggests that not being able to read or write can raise the chances of developing dementia by two or three times....
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