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This kidney disease treatment linked to higher dementia risk

Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's...
People with dementia and financial abuse – the warning signs and how to avoid it

People with dementia and financial abuse – the warning signs and how to avoid...

When most of us go online to our internet banking account and set up a direct debit to pay a bill, we probably do...
Lowering blood pressure could reduces risk of mild cognitive impairment, dementia

Lowering blood pressure could reduces risk of mild cognitive impairment, dementia

In a recent study, researchers from UAB find that lowering one’s blood pressure is beneficial not only for the heart, but also for the...
New genes contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

New genes contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

In a recent study from Boston University, researchers have identified several new genes responsible for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). These new genes include those leading to...
9 of 10 dementia caregivers don’t get enough sleep

9 of 10 dementia caregivers don’t get enough sleep

More than 90 percent of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep, new research shows. The study found that most participants...
Contact sports linked to Lewy body disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia

Contact sports linked to Lewy body disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia

There is mounting evidence that repetitive head impacts from contact sports and other exposures are associated with the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)...
Nine out of 10 people caring for a family member with dementia don't get enough sleep

Nine out of 10 people caring for a family member with dementia don’t get...

More than 90 percent of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep, according to new research by the University at...
glucose, cognitive performance

Can sugar improve your cognitive performance? Maybe

In a recent study from the University of Warwick, researchers find that sugar improves memory in older adults and makes them more motivated to...
Drinking diet sodas every day may triple dementia risk

Drinking diet sodas every day may triple dementia risk

Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are...
Feel lightheaded when standing up? You may have a greater risk of dementia

Feel lightheaded when standing up? You may have a greater risk of dementia

People who feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded when standing up may be experiencing a sudden drop in blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension. Now a new...