Dementia

 
Decreased Dementia Risk Associated with Increased Daily Step Count
November 29, 2022

A daily step count of as few as 3800 was associated with a 25% reduced risk of incident dementia in a cohort of 78 000 adults; the optimal count was fewer than 10 000.

Younger Age at Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis in Adults Increases Risk for Poor Outcomes
October 04, 2022

A T2D diagnosis in adults aged 50 to 59 years vs 60 to 69 years or ≥70 years was linked to significantly increased risk for cardio- and cerebrovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

Dementia Risk May be Driven by Multimorbidity vs Single Risk Factors, Suggests a New Study
September 28, 2022

Multimorbidity was associated with a 63% increased risk for dementia among adults older than age 60 years followed for up to 15 years.

Risk of MCI Progression to Dementia Reduced with ARBs vs Other Hypertension Rx
July 18, 2022

A new study compared the differential effects of agents used to treat hypertension on the risk for dementia in patients with hypertension and mild cognitive impairment.

Intranasal Insulin Could Help Slow Age-related Cognitive Decline, Suggests a New Study
May 03, 2022

Treatment with intranasal insulin improved executive function and verbal memory, as well as other measures, in participants with and without type 2 diabetes.

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.