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Tag: Dementia

Prediction
In Nature Aging, researchers have published a method of predicting dementia over a decade before it actually occurs. Early detection was known to be possible It has been known that it is possible to observe early signs of brain deterioration years before dementia occurs [1]. However, actually performing accurate tests in a clinical setting has...
Blood and brain
Research published in JAMA Geriatrics analyzed the link between blood pressure, hypertension, and the risk of dementia [1]. Inconsistent research Published research is inconsistent regarding the link between hypertension and dementia. Some studies suggest an association between midlife hypertension and increased dementia risk. Other studies have observed no association between hypertension and dementia, a lower...
Mediterranean Diet Might Lower Risk of Dementia
In a large-scale observational study, British scientists have shown that high levels of adherence to the Mediterranean diet might substantially lower the risk of dementia [1]. A healthy diet The Mediterranean diet, which is based on ingredients such as olive oil, vegetables, legumes, fish, and whole grains, is considered one of the healthiest in the...
Brainwaves
A new study published in Nature Neuroscience has shown that neuromodulation of low-frequency neuronal activity in the parietal cortex improved working memory, while high-frequency modulation in the prefrontal cortex improved long-term memory in older adults [1]. As people age, their cognitive abilities get worse. This includes memory decline, which might dramatically impact quality of life....
Blood pressure
A recent study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, conducted by Dr. Wuxiang Xie and colleagues, examined the association of blood pressure with cognitive decline, dementia, and mortality [1]. This study included two cohorts: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). In this analysis, 7,566...
Lithium Pills
A study published in Plos Medicine has shown that lithium decreases the risk of developing dementia and some of its subtypes, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia [1]. Enigmatic but effective According to WHO, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias were the second-leading cause of death in high-income countries and the seventh globally in 2019. To...