People with confusion caused by dementia or delirium have inferior treatment outcomes
Unlike conditions such as cancer and stroke, there have been no new therapies since 2002
Acupuncture may help to improve the subtle memory loss that precedes the development of dementia, otherwise known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), suggests a review of the available published evidence in Acupuncture in Medicine.
New research led by scientists at the University of Glasgow and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has discovered a protein that can reverse Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology and cognitive decline in mice.
Clinical diagnosis of dementia can be inexact — particularly in the early stages — and this can be a challenge, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update.
GPs are the critical and initial point of contact with the health system for those with dementia, the National Dementia Strategy highlights.
Increasing weight loss per decade as people age from midlife to their elderly years is associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), research suggests.
Use of benzodiazepines in the elderly to treat anxiety and insomnia is not associated with an increased risk of dementia, a study has found.
Undiagnosed dementia is common among hospital admissions of older patients, according to a Cork study that provides the first multi-hospital dementia data for Europe.
Irish scientists have shown that non-disease-related proteins can kill brain cells in the same way as those associated with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.