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Dementia Care Guide

As caregivers, it can be terrifying to imagine our loved ones forgetting cherished memories or being unable to recognize those closest to them.

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Dementia not only affects memory and quality of life, it can be fatal. A report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017.

Vitamin or Mineral Supplements Don’t Prevent Dementia

B vitamins; beta carotene; vitamins C, D or E; zinc, copper or selenium — none proved effective in preventing cognitive decline.

When ICU Delirium Leads To Symptoms Of Dementia After Discharge

Doctors have gradually come to realize that people who survive a serious brush with death in the intensive care unit are likely to develop potentially serious problems with their memory and thinking processes.

Antipsychotics for patients with dementia: The road less traveled

As psychiatrists treating an aging population, we frequently face the daunting challenges of managing medically complex and behaviorally unstable patients whose fragile condition tests the brightest among us.

How Might Your Diet Affect Your Brain?

We like to think of our brains as something set apart from our bodies. Biologically though, the way you feed your body affects your brain as well. The brain requires certain nutrients to function smoothly...

Dementia: Air Pollution Could Increase Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds

Being exposed to air pollution could raise the risk of developing dementia by up to 40 percent, scientists have found in a study.

Exploring the Relationship Between Depression and Dementia

Diagnosing and treating depression in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or with dementia presents special challenges, but doing so can improve the quality of their lives as well as the lives of their caregivers and, in the case of MCI, might even delay progression to dementia.

Does Osteoporosis Increase the Risk of Dementia?

Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.

These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent

Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.


Drinking Too Much Alcohol (And Too Little) Is Linked to Dementia

To drink or not to drink when it comes to your health really depends on a few important factors, including how much you imbibe and what health issues you’re concerned about.


More sleep and a drop of wine can help prevent dementia, researchers find

The brain has an internal drain which needs to be kept clear to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, scientists believe.

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have discovered a combination of sleep, exercise and a small amount of alcohol...


Risk Factors That Put You On the Road to Dementia

May 30, 2018 -- The number of people around the world with dementia is staggering -- and growing. The mind-robbing disease has no cure, but recent research is beginning to show how you may best be able lower your chances of getting it.


Now More Of Us Can Count On More Time Dodging The Dementia Bullet

You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead?


Parkinson, Depression Meds Tied to Dementia Risk

Long-term use of anticholinergic medications for Parkinson's disease, bladder conditions, and depression was associated with an increased risk for dementia, a case-control study found.