A risk score based on easily obtainable factors can help clinicians predict which of their diabetic patients might develop dementia within 10 years, a study found. ... The dementia risk was 5.3% (95% confidence interval, 4.2% to 6.3%) for the lowest
QD: News Every Day--Middle age alcohol misuse may play a role in later dementia. ... The CAGE questionnaire may offer clinicians a practical way to identify individuals at risk of adverse dementia-related outcomes who may benefit from interventions
Anderson's case differs from that of another famous dementia-sufferer, former President Ronald Reagan. ... Of course, it could be because he had a more rapidly progressive form of dementia than Alzheimer's.
The overall rate of dementia declined over that span from 11.6% to 8.8%. ... Expecting dementia rates to rise and seeing them fall is simply good news.
Precisely why hearing loss is associated with dementia is not yet clear, Dr. ... A comparison of the prevalence of dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012.
QD: News Every Day--Exercise in elderly with dementia may improve activities of daily living. ... Older people diagnosed with dementia were randomized to exercise programs or to control groups (usual care or social contact/activities).
Of all the disorders primary care physicians see in their practice, dementia might be one of the hardest to manage. ... A related story looks specifically at the ethical issues physicians can face when caring for patients with dementia.
ACE inhibitors may slow the rate of cognitive decline typical of dementia, a small study found. ... This [study] supports the growing body of evidence for the use of ACE inhibitors and other [blood pressure lowering] agents in the management of dementia,"
impairment (MCI), said Zaldy Tan, MD, FACP, medical director of the University of California, Los Angeles, Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program. ... We know that cardiovascular risk factors are tied to progression of MCI to dementia, as well as
Our estimate places dementia among the diseases that are the most costly to society," the researchers wrote. ... These costs do not include the costs of informal care, which are likely to be larger for dementia than for heart disease or cancer.".