Tag: dementia

Cassava Sciences punches back, after Qaunterix took a swing by saying it didn’t interpret or prepare the disputed trial data

Quanterix Corp. took a swing at Cassava Sciences Inc. Friday, but then Cassava hit back, stressing that Quanterix was contracted to perform sample testing of...

Managing Sleep Problems in Older Adults

Sleep problems are prevalent in older adults, and overmedication is a common cause. Insomnia is a concern, and it might not look the same in...

Dirty Air, Higher Dementia Risk?

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s long been know that pollution can damage the heart and lungs, but new...

FDA Leaders, Advisory Panel Go Head-to-Head Over Aducanumab

Leaders of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and members of the advisory panel that recommended against approval of the controversial Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab...

Hearing Loss Tied to Decline in Physical Functioning

Older adults with hearing impairment tend to have poorer physical function, less walking endurance, and faster declines in physical function compared with older adults with...

Can Statins Cause Brain Fog?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that flows through your bloodstream. You’re at risk for a heart attack or stroke if your cholesterol numbers aren’t...

No Overall Statin Effect Seen on Dementia, Cognition

Statin therapy likely didn’t lead to dementia or even mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older patients taking the drugs for cardiovascular (CV) primary prevention in...

Antihypertensives Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier Improves Memory

Antihypertensive medications that cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) may be linked with less memory decline, compared with other drugs for high blood pressure, suggest the...

Sleep Disorders in TBI Tied to Increased Dementia Risk

Sleep disorders among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are independently associated with an increased risk for dementia, new research suggests. Results of a large...

Watchdog Group Wants FDA Leaders Removed for Okaying Aducanumab

A high-profile, Washington-based consumer advocacy group is calling for the removal of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) acting commissioner and two other top...

FDA approved the first major Alzheimer’s treatment in 18 years — what that means for your loved ones fighting the disease

The Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval of Biogen’s drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, is a significant step in the fight against the debilitating illness...

Anticholinergics a Key Contributor to Cognitive Impairment

Anticholinergic medication burden from antipsychotics, antidepressants, and other psychotropics has a cumulative effect of worsening cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia, new research indicates. “The...

My elderly mother-in-law has progressive dementia. My sister-in-law charged her $70K in rent. Is this ethical?

My mother-in-law has progressive dementia. When she began to fail at home, my wife and her brother proposed moving her into a one-room cottage on...

Grief Can Strike Even Before a Loved One Is Gone

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Feelings of grief are expected after the loss of a loved one, but having...

More Years With Type 2 Diabetes, Higher Dementia Risk

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The younger people are when they develop type 2 diabetes, the higher their...

A New Biomarker of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Plasma levels of von Willebrand factor may be a useful biomarker of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its severity, new research suggests. “Reliable detection of...

Dementia: What Is Dementia-Related Psychosis?

More than 2 million Americans have dementia-related psychosis. If you have a loved one who has dementia, you know that it can be a scary...

Recognizing Psychotic Symptoms of Dementia

Many of the 50 million people or so who are living with dementia also have psychosis. You may hear doctors use the term “psychotic episodes.”...

Novel Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Phase 2 Trial 

Results from a phase 2 placebo-controlled trial of the investigational antiamyloid drug donanemab show that the novel agent met the primary outcome of slowing cognitive...

Your Eyes May Signal Your Risk for Stroke, Dementia

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your eyes may be a window into the health of your brain, a...

Neurologic Disorders Ubiquitous and Rising in the US

Stroke, dementias, and migraine cause the most disability among neurological disorders in the United States, according to new findings derived from the 2017 Global Burden...

Delusional Infestation Surges During COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Psychiatrists with expertise in delusional infestation have some advice for dermatologists,...

Common Genetic Disorder Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Men

Men with iron overload due to hereditary hemochromatosis are at increased risk of developing dementia, an analysis of UK Biobank data indicates. Results of a...

Cannabinoids ‘Worth a Try’ for Agitation in Alzheimer’s

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive agent in cannabinoids, may provide an alternative to off-label use of antipsychotics and other medications to manage agitation in patients with...

Lifestyle Fallout From Hip Fracture Declines by Year 2

Most people recover from the depression associated with a hip fracture in about a year as they return to normal activities, researchers find. Physicians can...