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Improving dementia care in nursing homes: Learning from the pandemic years

Written by | 23 Apr 2024

No one associated with nursing homes – as residents or their families, friends, staff or administrators – is unaware of the massive impact of the pandemic on these… read more.

Pilot anticholinergic deprescribing scheme found that memory assessment in patients with reduced anticholinergic load improved significantly after two weeks

Written by | 9 Mar 2024

Much has been written about deprescribing of medicines with anticholinergic effects to reduce overall anticholinergic burden and it is widely recommended as a way to reduce cognitive impairment,… read more.

Erectile dysfunction drugs appear to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

Written by | 13 Feb 2024

Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is) used to treat erectile dysfunction might also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease onset, researchers reported on Feb. 7, 2024 in Neurology. “Although… read more.

Number of dementia cases could be 42% higher than previously estimated by 2040

Written by | 29 Oct 2023

Up to 1.7 million people could be living with dementia in England and Wales by 2040 – over 40% more than previously forecast – finds a new UCL-led… read more.

Are antipsychotic drugs being appropriately prescribed to homebound patients with dementia?

Written by | 8 Sep 2023

New research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that antipsychotics are likely overprescribed and used inappropriately among patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) receiving… read more.

Ablation reduces risk of dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation

Written by | 26 Aug 2023

Researchers from a newly published study report that, among patients with atrial fibrillation, the risk of developing dementia among those who underwent catheter ablation was about half that… read more.

Study shows dementia more common in older adults with vision issues

Written by | 4 Aug 2023

Losing the ability to see clearly, and losing the ability to think or remember clearly, are two of the most dreaded, and preventable, health issues associated with getting… read more.

Google & ChatGPT have mixed results in medical information queries

Written by | 3 Aug 2023

When you need accurate information about a serious illness, should you go to Google or ChatGPT? An interdisciplinary study led by University of California, Riverside, computer scientists found… read more.

Hearing aids reduce risk of dementia

Written by | 14 Apr 2023

People with hearing loss who do not use hearing aids appear to be at a higher risk of developing dementia than people with hearing loss who use hearing… read more.

Taking vitamin D could help prevent dementia

Written by | 12 Apr 2023

Taking vitamin D supplements may help ward off dementia, according to a new, large-scale study by scientists in the UK and Canada, using data from US patients. Based… read more.

Is bone health linked to brain health?

Written by | 29 Mar 2023

People who have low bone density may have an increased risk of developing dementia compared to people who have higher bone density, according to a study published in… read more.

Vitamin D supplementation appears to reduce dementia incidence

Written by | 16 Mar 2023

Researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom explored the relationship between vitamin D supplementation and dementia in more… read more.

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