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New approach may help manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia,...

A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other...

Physical activity helps older brains

Physical activity in midlife seems to protect from dementia in old age, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland....

Adult day-care services boost beneficial stress hormones in caregivers

Family caregivers show an increase in the beneficial stress hormone DHEA-S on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives...
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Low IQ in teen years ups risk of early-onset dementia

Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age...

Alzheimer’s much larger cause of death than reported

A new study suggests that Alzheimer's disease may contribute to close to as many deaths in the United States as heart disease or cancer....

Research may improve early detection of dementia

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older...

New method for diagnosing anaemia using microwaves could lead to new...

A rapid way of diagnosing anaemia using microwave technology has been developed by scientists. There are different types of anaemia, which causes lethargy, jaundice, tiredness...
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Fish oil could help protect alcohol abusers from dementia

A new study suggests that omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related dementia. Previous studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse increases the risk...

Antioxidant effect of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia

Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound, is synthesized in several plants and possesses beneficial biological effects, which include anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Resveratrol exhibits neuroprotective...

Breastfeeding may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

The report, newly published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that the link may be to do with certain biological effects of breastfeeding....

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