Search Tag: Dementia

Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Increase Risk of Dementia

2022 21 Jun

Cardiometabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation and stroke, are some of the primary risk factors for dementia. A new study published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia   shows that people with at least two of the diseases - type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke - have double the... Read more

Heart Ultrasound Determines Dementia Risk

2022 23 Mar

A research team led by Dr. Lin Yee Chen from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN USA) recently described cardiac markers visualised by echocardiography that can determine dementia risk. This study, reported in  JAMA,  is the first to report an association between echocardiographic measures of left atrial heart function with dementia. Atrial... Read more

Working Towards a World Without Alzheimer’s and All Other Dementia

2021 26 Nov

An overview of the goals and vision of the Alzheimer’s Association and its commitment to advance vital research for the treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Key Points The Alzheimer’s Association is a leading voluntary health organisation in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s National Registry... Read more

STATE OF THE ART MR-IMAGING IN DEMENTIA

2021 26 May

Speakers Dr Maria Politi   Dr. Melissa Verheijen Find Affidea On Social Media Read more

Retinal Imaging Biomarker for Early Alzheimer's Detection

2019 19 Nov

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is difficult to detect primarily because of the lack of measurable indicators – or biomarkers – before patients exhibit symptoms of this form of dementia. However, damage to the brain occurs years before AD is already symptomatic and advanced. New research from the University of Minnesota has looked into a promising... Read more

Volume 19 - Issue 4, 2019

2019 26 Aug

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Sensors in Everyday Objects for Dementia Care

2019 26 Aug

Summary: The past, present & future of dementia care using sensors in everyday life objects through four use cases from research labs to large-scale pilots & adoption by pharmaceutical companies.   Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. It is the main cause of dementia, a syndrome defined by loss of cognitive... Read more

Improving Patient Compliance with Future mHealth

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Combine the characteristic of our engagement with social media with existing technology and how we could improve patient compliance in the not so distant future.   Patient treatment compliance is a significant barrier and a challenge for healthcare professionals the world over. While several studies have been conducted leading to... Read more

Blood Pressure Patterns and Incident Dementia

2019 19 Aug

High and low blood pressure have been shown to be associated with cognitive decline and dementia in several studies, suggesting that blood pressure may be a viable target for the primary and secondary prevention of dementia. There is sufficient evidence to prove that hypertension may be a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia.  However,... Read more