Dementia

 
Dementia, Falls Screening in Older Adults Increased in Primary Care with Clinician Education, EHR Enhancement
January 13, 2022

Screening of older adults for falls and cognitive impairment should be routine in primary care; a recent study highlights an intervention that could help.

Dabigatran and Warfarin Appear Similarly Protective Against Dementia
November 18, 2021

Patients taking either of the 2 anticoagulants showed no large differences on 4 cognitive test scores at 2 years, according to authors of the GIRAF trial.

Study: No Link Found between Statin Use and Cognitive Decline, Dementia in Older Adults
June 22, 2021

A new analysis of the large ASPREE trial found statin use in older adults is not associated in the incidence of dementia or a decline in neurocognitive health.

Study: Patients with Dementia at Higher Risk for COVID-19 Infection, but Not Death
March 15, 2021

International Stroke Conference: Adults with dementia are more likely to be infected with COVID-19, but no more likely to die from it vs those without cognitive impairment.

Cannabis and Cognition and HIV
November 06, 2017

It’s how much cannabis your patients with HIV infection smoke now-not over their lifetime-that appears to affect their cognition.

More Headache, Less Migraine With Dementia
November 10, 2015

An association was found between headache or non-migrainous headache and later dementia. Not so for migraine.

Impaired Blood Flow in Diabetic Brain Tied to Cognitive Problems
July 17, 2015

A multi-step inflammatory cascade appears to connect hyperglycemia and brain dysfunction.

Batting Averages and Sex Improvement
March 26, 2015

Here’s a look at what’s new and interesting on the Web for health care professionals.

The Obesity and Dementia Link
August 29, 2014

Growing evidence suggests a link between obesity and dementia, but risk may be heightened or lowered, depending on age. In this study, early to mid-life obesity was linked with increased risk of later dementia.

Stroke Prevention, Heart Disease and Women, and More
March 04, 2014

In the news: stroke prevention, heart disease and women, migraine and depression, cholinesterase inhibitors and dementia, multivitamins and cataract risk.