Statins Not Associated with Memory or Cognition Decline in Elderly, May Be Protective in Some Patients
Given consumer concern that statins may be associated with memory or cognitive decline, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology may offer reassurance, as no difference was found in the rate of memory or cognitive decline of elderly statin-users…
Dietary choline associates with reduced risk of dementia
A new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland is the first to observe that dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia. Phosphatidylcholine was also linked to enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine were eggs…
Cognitive Decline May Accelerate After Heart Attack, Angina
Study tracks long-term cognitive decline in relation to incident coronary heart disease
Blood pressure control reduces dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation
Dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, according to a study presented at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Does Intensive Blood Pressure Control Reduce Dementia?
Intensive control of blood pressure in older people significantly reduced the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a precursor of early dementia, according to the National Institutes of Health-supported Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition in Decreased Hypertension, or SPRINT MIND.
Orange Juice, Leafy Greens and Berries May Be Tied to Decreased Memory Loss in Men
Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in men, according to a study published in the November 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical…
Gout in the elderly linked to higher risk of dementia
The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that gout is associated with a 17-20% higher risk of dementia in the elderly.1
Better physical fitness and lower aortic stiffness key to slower brain ageing
The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical fitness and the stiffness of the central arteries, researchers from Swinburne’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology have found.
Stroke prevention drugs may help reduce dementia risk for atrial fibrillation patients
Patients with atrial fibrillation could reduce the risk of dementia by taking stroke prevention medications, according to recommendations published online in EP Europace1, a European Society of Cardiology journal, and presented at EHRA 2018.2 The international consensus document was also published in HeartRhythm, the official…
Just 4,000 Steps a Day to Better Brain Health
Daily walks in older adults may improve memory and attention, study finds Walking more than 4,000 steps a day can improve attention and mental skills in adults ages 60 and older, according to UCLA research published December 12 in a preprint edition of the Journal…
Safe to treat dementia patients with clot-busting drugs
Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain haemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same treatment, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Neurology reports.