Does general anesthesia increase the risk of dementia?

There is concern that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. To investigate, the researchers compared exposure to general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia during elective surgery, looking for potential links with the development of dementia. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society The study included 7,499 matched… Continue reading Does general anesthesia increase the risk of dementia?

Does general anesthesia increase the risk of dementia?

There is concern that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. To investigate, the researchers compared exposure to general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia during elective surgery, looking for potential links with the development of dementia. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society The study included 7,499 matched… Continue reading Does general anesthesia increase the risk of dementia?

80% of dementia victims manage their finances poorly, caregivers say

Eighty percent of dementia victims manage their finances at least partially poorly, family caregivers say in a new survey by RBC Wealth Management. Mismanagement has ranged from unpaid bills to unusual expenses, unopened statements to repeated calls to consultants about the same concern. RBC warns that mistakes can lead to fraud, identity theft or financial… Continue reading 80% of dementia victims manage their finances poorly, caregivers say

The $ 5.5 million NIH grant supports new tests to diagnose dementia earlier and more easily

IMAGE: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers seek to optimize emerging methods for diagnosing two common neurodegenerative diseases – dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia – … view More Credit: Case Western Reserve University With a five-year award of $ 5.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at… Continue reading The $ 5.5 million NIH grant supports new tests to diagnose dementia earlier and more easily

Catheter ablation linked to reduced risk of dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation

People with atrial fibrillation have a reduced risk of dementia if they undergo a procedure called catheter ablation to restore their heart’s normal rhythm, according to a new study published today (Wednesday) in European Heart Journal [1]. Previous work, published last year on EHJ, from the same group of researchers showed that atrial fibrillation was… Continue reading Catheter ablation linked to reduced risk of dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation

£ 1.2 million to launch dementia nursing home program in COVID affected sector

A £ 1.2 million government grant will help researchers develop an innovative online program to improve and personalize care for people with dementia in nursing homes, which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Many of the 400,000 people living in nursing homes in the UK have dementia, mental health or neuropsychiatric symptoms and… Continue reading £ 1.2 million to launch dementia nursing home program in COVID affected sector

Researchers receive more than $ 53 million to study the role of white matter lesions in dementia

Newswise – A $ 53.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help brain scientists, including a researcher at the University of Texas at Houston (UTHealth) Health Science Center, study the role of injuries accidental white matter, or WML, in dementia among different people with cognitive impairments. The study is being conducted by… Continue reading Researchers receive more than $ 53 million to study the role of white matter lesions in dementia

Researchers receive more than $ 53 million to study the role of white matter lesions in dementia

Newswise – A $ 53.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help brain scientists, including a researcher at the University of Texas at Houston (UTHealth) Health Science Center, study the role of injuries accidental white matter, or WML, in dementia among different people with cognitive impairments. The study is being conducted by… Continue reading Researchers receive more than $ 53 million to study the role of white matter lesions in dementia

Dementia therapists are excluded from nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic

Thousands of nursing home residents are missing out on vital music therapy sessions because those who deliver them are not classified as essential workers. Research shows that music therapy is one of the most effective ways to reduce the psychological symptoms of dementia. But many therapists are self-employed and were not admitted into nursing homes… Continue reading Dementia therapists are excluded from nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic

Rare genetic form of dementia discovered – ScienceDaily

A new, rare genetic form of dementia has been discovered by a team of Penn Medicine researchers. This discovery also sheds light on a new pathway leading to the accumulation of proteins in the brain – which causes this newly discovered disease, as well as related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease – that could… Continue reading Rare genetic form of dementia discovered – ScienceDaily