Search Tag: Dementia

Cardiology Management

Combined Risk Scores Better Identify AFib Patients at Risk of Dementia

2017 15 May

Combining risk scores can help clinicians better identify atrial fibrillation patients who are at an increased risk of developing dementia. Findings were presented during Heart Rhythm 2017. See Also: Delayed Use of Blood Thinners Increases Risk of DementiaThe Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS) was developed by clinicians at Intermountain Healthcare.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Delayed Use of Blood Thinners Increases Risk of Dementia

2017 13 May

Findings from a new study show that dementia rates increase when anticoagulation treatment is delayed for patients with atrial fibrillation. The results of the study were presented at Heart Rhythm 2017, the Heart Rhythm Society's 38th Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago. This is the first study of its kind conducted by researchers at the Intermountain... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Risks in Midlife Boost Risk for Later Dementia

2017 28 Feb

New research finds that heart disease risks in middle age – such as diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking – are associated with increased risk for dementia later in life. Keeping the vascular system healthy in midlife is really important to the health of your brain when you are older, according to researchers. The findings were presented at the American... Read more

IMAGING Management

Current Screening Misses Early Dementia Diagnosis

2016 24 May

While changes in cognitive abilities may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. In a paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at University of California San Diego... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA15: Study Shows Link Between Early-Stage Brain and Heart Disease

2015 03 Dec

Researchers in the Netherlands studying thousands of healthy adults have found a connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease, according to a study presented on Wednesday, 2 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The finding provides more insight into the heart-brain connection, which is important... Read more

IMAGING Management

Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study shows that specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol use, smoking, obesity and diabetes, correlate with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The findings are reported in the journal Radiology.Previous studies have linked cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cognitive Problems are Common after Cardiac Arrest

2015 19 Apr

A major international study led by Lund University (Sweden) has found that half of all cardiac arrest survivors experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention. Also, researchers were surprised to learn that a control group comprising heart attack patients had largely the same level of problems. The results suggest that it... Read more

IMAGING Management

Noninvasive Ultrasound Technology Could Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 15 Mar

Researchers at the University of Queensland (Australia) have found that noninvasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer's disease and restore memory. In a report published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers say the innovative drug-free approach breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques that result in memory... Read more

Cardiology Management

Healthy Heart Could Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

2015 05 Mar

A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study associating heart function with the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Participants with decreased heart function, measured by cardiac index, were two to three times more likely to develop significant memory loss over the follow-up period."Heart function could... Read more

Pharmacy Management

35 Partners Join In European Research Initiative for Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 17 Jan

The European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Consortium (EPAD) has announced the start of collaboration between academic and private sectors to test treatments for the prevention of Alzheimer's dementia.  The EPAD project is part of a global effort in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. It is sponsored by the European Commission and the European... Read more