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Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Testing for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.
Tags: News, Memory, Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, Elderly, Dementia, Nursing Homes, Genetics and Heredity, Living Wills and Health Care Proxies, Diet And Nutrition, Anxiety and Stress, Families and Family Life, Depression (Mental, Frontotemporal Dementia


Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function

After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory testsConsuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Nutrition, Obesity, Memory, Neuroscience, Life and style, Mental Health, Diabetes, Dementia, Sugar, Diets and dieting, UCL (University College London


A Clear Sign Of A Silent Stroke (M)

Silent strokes are early symptoms of damage to the blood vessels in the brain. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Dementia, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


The Drug That Could Halt Alzheimer’s (M)

Mice also recover their cognitive abilities after being given the drug. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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How Nature Can Lower Your Risk Of Dementia (M)

There is an epidemic in brain diseases, which have quadrupled in the last 21 years. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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The Pills That Improve Brain Health (M)

Around 50% of older individuals have this kind of white matter disease in their brains. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You ...
Tags: Psychology, Blood Pressure, Dementia, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


Children in Scotland could be banned from heading footballs over dementia link

Scottish Football Association finalising proposalsChildren under 12 could be banned from heading in trainingChildren under the age of 12 could be banned from heading the ball in training in Scotland because of links between football and dementia.The United States has had a similar ban in place since 2015 but Scotland would become the first European country to impose such a restriction. The Scottish Football Association said on Thursday it was finalising its proposals. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Children, Scotland, Football, Sport, Society, UK News, United States, Dementia, Scottish Football Association


Can Thailand provide better dementia care than the UK? | Letters

Readers respond to news that British families are sending elderly relatives with dementia overseas to Thailand in a small but growing trendIn your report (Families sending relatives with dementia to Thailand for care, 13 January), the statement that “local authority residential care costs up to £700 per week with private care costing around £1,000” is misleading. It implies that local authorities run their own care homes, when in fact few do, since most councils closed down their care homes or t...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Regulators, Mental Health, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Local Government, Dementia, Older people, Care Quality Commission (CQC


'I still dream of my husband': life with dementia in Japan – photo essay

As stigma around the country’s health crisis starts to fade, some care facilities are at the forefront of devising ways to tackle the challenges of a super-ageing societyAll photographs by Robin HammondFor the millions of Japanese people living with dementia, diagnosis is often the beginning of a journey into a life of seclusion.When dementia is covered by the media, it is in the form of news about experimental therapies, or reports on the latest police campaign to encourage older people to surr...
Tags: Health, Japan, Mental Health, Asia Pacific, Dementia, Ageing, Robin HammondFor


Families sending relatives with dementia to Thailand for care

British people with disease sent abroad over inadequate and expensive care at homeBritish families are sending elderly relatives with dementia overseas to Thailand in a small but growing trend.Researchers visiting private care homes in Chiang Mai have found eight homes where guests from the UK are living thousands of miles away from their families, because suitable care in their home country was impossible to find or afford. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Thailand, Social Care, Dementia, Older people, Ageing, Chiang Mai


The Vitamin-Like Nutrient That Reduces Dementia Risk (M)

People with the highest intakes had a 28 percent lower risk of dementia, the study found. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What Yo...
Tags: Psychology, Dementia, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


For Better Brain Health, Preserve Your Hearing

Hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, exceeding that of smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and social isolation.
Tags: News, Brain, Elderly, Dementia, Hearing Aids, Ears and Hearing, Better Brain Health Preserve Your Hearing


Move Your Body, Bolster Your Brain

Exercise doesn’t just strengthen your muscles, it can also be good for your mind and memory. Fitness advice from the year in Well.
Tags: News, Memory, Brain, Exercise, Dementia


The Vitamin Deficiency That Triples Dementia Risk (M)

Memory problems are one of the key symptoms of dementia. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Glenda Jackson Returns to the Screen for an Issue Close to Her Heart

In her first onscreen role in 27 years, the actor and former member of Parliament plays a woman with dementia in the new BBC film “Elizabeth Is Missing.”
Tags: Movies, News, Bbc, Dementia, Parliament, Jackson, Glenda, Glenda Jackson


New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression

Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues.
Tags: News, Memory, Alzheimer's Disease, Elderly, Dementia, Weill Cornell Medical College, Psychology and Psychologists, Depression (Mental, Mental Health and Disorders, Therapy and Rehabilitation, Your-feed-science, Your-feed-healthcare


The Healthy Oil That Staves Off Dementia (M)

The oil that keeps the brain's synapses healthy. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Dementia, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


Alkermes Eyes Brain Disorders and Beyond With $100M Deal for Rodin

[Updated 5:55 p.m. See below.] Rodin Therapeutics has limited data from human studies about its neurodegeneration drug, but the company’s new approach to treating brain disorders has proven attractive enough for Alkermes to plunk down $100 million to buy the startup.According to financial terms announced Monday, the cash sum is an upfront payment. Depending on the progress of Rodin’s drug candidates, Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) could pay Rodin shareholders up to $850 million in milestone payments.R...
Tags: Deals, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Fda, Biotech, Rodin, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Biogen, Lewy Body Dementia, Alkermes, National blog main, New York blog main


Bio Roundup: Feds Sue Gilead, Biogen Eyes China, CRISPR’d Kidneys & More

During the state of the union address this year, President Trump pledged to end HIV transmission within the next decade. A key part of that plan is an HIV prevention drug made by Gilead Sciences. That drug has now become the center of a patent dispute between the Foster City, CA, drug maker and the federal government.This week, the government filed a patent infringement suit in federal court against Gilead (NASDAQ: GILD). Though Gilead had initially won approval for its drug, Truvada, as a post...
Tags: Deals, Startups, China, Hiv, Trends, Investing, Adhd, Alzheimer's Disease, Astrazeneca, Dementia, Fda, National, University of Pennsylvania, Shire, Biotech, Stryker


Arkuda Unveils $44M and a Protein Restoration Approach to Dementia

The onset of one of the most devastating forms of dementia often comes with a misdiagnosis. Personality and behavioral changes in a patient can spark a hypothesis of depression or psychosis. Memory problems rouse suspicion of Alzheimer’s disease. By the time a physician determines frontotemporal dementia as the cause, the disease is well on its course. Patients typically live only six to seven years from the first symptoms, but even with a diagnosis there is no FDA-approved treatment for them.A...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, Trends, Investing, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's Disease, Venture Capital, Dementia, Fda, Parkinson's Disease, Biotech, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Atlas Venture, National blog main


Why Didn’t She Get Alzheimer’s? The Answer Could Hold a Key to Fighting the Disease

Researchers have found a woman with a rare genetic mutation that has protected her from dementia even though her brain has developed major neurological features of the disease.
Tags: News, Research, Brain, Colombia, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Genetics and Heredity, Reiman, Eric M, Nature Medicine (Journal, Your-feed-science, Your-feed-healthcare, Francisco Lopera, Yakeel Quiroz, Joseph Arboleda-Velasquez


Dementia Can Make Patients Wander. What if They Cross the Border?

Family members everywhere worry about loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s suddenly taking off on their own. Having an international border close by raises the stakes.
Tags: News, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, San Diego (Calif, El Paso (Tex, Tijuana (Mexico, Juarez (Mexico


With Ex-Medivation Exec Hung at Helm, Nuvation Nabs $275M for Cancer

Nuvation Bio peeked out from stealth mode Monday to reveal $275 million in financing and an executive team stacked with biotech veterans.The cancer drug developer, which has offices in New York and San Francisco, is led by founder, president, and CEO David Hung, the former chief executive who steered Medivation to a $14.3 billion buyout by Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) in 2016. The crown jewel of that acquisition was prostate cancer drug enzalutamide (Xtandi), a blockbuster seller. The drug was approved i...
Tags: Deals, Startups, New York, Cancer, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Pfizer, Biotech, Lewy Bodies, Dementia With Lewy Bodies, Hung, Chemotherapy, Life Sciences


Alzheimer’s Caused By This Dietary Component (M)

The dietary component that increases the risk of dementia. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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That New Alzheimer’s Drug? Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Yet

After declaring aducanumab a failure, the manufacturer now says the drug may help slow cognitive decline in certain patients. Some experts are skeptical.
Tags: News, Alzheimer's Disease, Food And Drug Administration, Dementia, Biogen, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals


Steps to Prevent Dementia May Mean Taking Actual Steps

Brain-training apps can’t match the several ways that exercise benefits the mind, research shows.
Tags: News, Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, Elderly, Exercise, Dementia


Dementia poses threat to health similar to HIV and Aids, summit told

Dutch government warns there will be 75 million people with condition worldwide by 2030Dementia poses a threat to global health on the same scale as HIV and Aids, the Dutch government has said, warning the number of people with the condition will not be far off the population of Germany by 2030.In a speech to the World Dementia Council summit in Japan on Friday, Hugo de Jonge, the Netherlands health minister, said dementia was underfunded, misunderstood and overlooked, as HIV and Aids were in th...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, Germany, Society, World news, Mental Health, Netherlands, Global development, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Global Health, World Dementia Council


Using augmented reality, Altoida is identifying the likely onset of neurodegenerative diseases

For the past nineteen years, Ioannis Tarnanas, the founder and chief scientific officer at Altoida, has been developing virtual and augmented reality tools to offer predictions about the onset of mental illness in older patients. The company, whose tools have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for predicting Alzheimer’s, claims that it can determine whether someone will present with the disease six-to-ten years before the onset of mild cognitive impairment symptoms with a 94% a...
Tags: Ipad, TC, Japan, New York, Medicine, Tech, Merck, United States, Arkansas, Switzerland, San Diego, Food And Drug Administration, Disease, Virtual Reality, Dementia, Alzheimer's


5 Ways To Avoid Early-Onset Alzheimer’s (M)

Early-onset Alzheimer's typically starts in people's 40s or 50s. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Denmark Rejects Final Asylum Appeal by Afghan Woman With Dementia

The government says Zarmena Waziri, 72, has not provided adequate proof of her illness. She was ordered to report to a deportation center on June 4.
Tags: News, Asylum, Afghanistan, Denmark, Dementia, Deportation, Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Right of, Zarmena Waziri