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Modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults identified

For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable even well into old age. The study, which draws on data collected from following hundreds […]

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Hypothesis underpinning dementia research ‘flawed’

A hypothesis which has been the standard way of explaining how the body develops Alzheimer’s Disease for almost 30 years is flawed, according to a University of Manchester biologist. The amyloid cascade hypothesis argues that a series of stages, starting from the deposition of a starch-like protein called amyloid and ending with dementia, should be […]

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Dementia symptoms peak in winter and spring, study finds

Adults both with and without Alzheimer’s disease have better cognition skills in the late summer and early fall than in the winter and spring, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Andrew Lim of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto, Canada, and colleagues. There have been few […]

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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The University of Exeter Medical School led the study which analysed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted […]

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Dementia patients are ‘suffering in silence’

Dementia patients are ‘suffering in silence’ Dementia patients are ‘suffering in silence’ and are left in agony because illness means they can’t express their pain, study finds  More than a third of dementia patients in hospital endure unnecessary agony Study finds they suffer because illness means they cannot explain their suffering  When dementia patients suffer […]