Researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden’s largest academic medical research center, along with researchers from the Netherlands, have developed a set of screening tests as a Dementia life expectancy tool that they report can accurately predict the life expectancy of a dementia patient within three years of diagnosis. The tools are intended to help healthcare providers … Continue reading Dementia Life Expectancy Tool Promises Benefit for Patients and Providers
A Lancet dementia study conducted by Norweigan researchers has found that persistently poor cardiorespiratory physical fitness is a risk factor for dementia and death due to dementia. While other studies have found a link between physical fitness and decreased dementia risk, the Lancet dementia study published in Nov. 2019, is the first study to measure … Continue reading Lancet Dementia Study Ties Physical Fitness to a Healthier Mind
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is expected to double to approximately 13 million by 2040, according to research from the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank headquartered in Santa Monica, California. The Milken Institute Dementia study serves as an expansive prediction of the rate of dementia in the … Continue reading Milken Institute Dementia Study Shows Cases Doubling By 2040
Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, is currently enrolling for three drug trials of potential new treatments for Lewy body dementia. Although it affects the lives of an estimated 1.4 million Americans and their families and is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, many healthcare providers are unfamiliar with Lewy … Continue reading Lewy Body Dementia Trials Initiated at Georgetown University
Good news on the memory care front – when it comes to Alzheimer’s and related dementias, quality of care can improve quality of life for patients and family caregivers alike according to a new study published this summer. Dementia is a syndrome affecting memory, thinking, and language which is caused most commonly by Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Care Helps Patients and Family
It’s every concerned daughter’s worst nightmare. Costanza Genoese Zerbi reportedly did what she could to provide the best possible care for her 84-year-old mother who started to show signs of Alzheimer’s dementia a year ago. Still, it wasn’t enough to protect her mother from exposure and endangerment. Zerbi placed her mother, Savina Genoese Zerbi, in … Continue reading Daughter Says Hospital Left Mother with Alzheimer’s Locked Out in Middle of the Night
There’s some much-needed good news on the science horizon when it comes to older African Americans and Alzheimer’s disease, according to MedPage Today. This is a particularly salient development because African Americans have a significantly higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, perhaps even twice as high than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. In a study published in … Continue reading Discoveries May Improve Identification of Alzheimer’s in African Americans
At first glance, there seems to be no good news and little reason for hope when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Currently 5.7 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s at an annual cost to the nation of $227 billion. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States overall, and the fifth … Continue reading At Long Last, New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease?