People with a diagnosis of dementia can also face depression. For this reason, they may end up taking antidepressant drugs. Now, a study has found that these drugs may be able to treat not just depression, but dementia itself. A new study tests out the potential of antidepressants to tackle dementia mechanisms in the brain.
A large study provides 10-year absolute estimates for dementia risk. The scientists hope that by identifying people at high risk, specialists might be able to put in place early strategies for prevention. What places a person at high risk of dementia? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every 3 seconds a new case of
Adults with high blood pressure are more likely to develop dementia. A recent study attempted to better understand the ages and blood pressure levels that were most associated with dementia. For many years, doctors have known that having high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, increases the risk that someone will develop dementia. For
Older adults with more ideal measures of cardiovascular health were less likely to develop dementia and experience cognitive decline Better measures of heart health protect older people from dementia. This was the main finding of a recent study now published in JAMA that followed 6,626 people aged 65 and over in France for an average
A common symptom among people with dementia is agitation, which can affect their and their carers’ well-being. Dementia experts conducted a new study and found the most effective means of addressing agitation. A newly published paper outlines the best approaches for dealing with dementia-driven agitation and psychosis. In a paper that is now published in
Some studies have suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation lowers the risk of dementia, but the evidence may have been prone to certain biases. A new study follows more than 9,000 people over a 23-year period to draw robust conclusions on the link between alcohol consumption and dementia risk. While moderate drinking may be good