How physical exercise prevents dementia
Numerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age. Now researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how exercise affects brain metabolism.
One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by targeting risk factors from childhood onwards
One in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life.
Delayed Use of anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Increases Their Risk of Dementia
New, first-of-its-kind, large-scale study includes more than 76,000 heart patients.A new study has found that dementia rates increase when anticoagulation treatment is delayed for patients with atrial fibrillation.
Review Finds No Benefit to Aspirin for Preserving Cognitive Function
An analysis of published studies found no evidence that low- dose aspirin buffers against cognitive decline or dementia or improves cognitive test scores.
People with dementia need more support to manage their medication
Study reveals patients often struggle to manage their drug regimeCommunity pharmacists could be used more to support patients and carersSome carers find the responsibility of their role stressful
Frequent sauna bathing protects men against dementia
Frequent sauna bathing can reduce the risk of dementia, according to a recent study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. In a 20-year follow-up, men taking a sauna 4-7 times a week were 66% less likely to be diagnosed with dementia than those…