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What's the difference between vascular dementia and Alzheimer's?
A. Alzheimer's disease is by far the most common cause of dementia (a significant loss of memory and cognitive functions), but vascular dementia is one of several other forms of dementia. In Alzheimer's disease, nerve cells throughout the brain die off ...
Boston Globe - Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:15

Elder Care: Researching vascular and mixed dementias
Unlike Alzheimer's Disease, which progresses slowly, vascular dementia has a sudden onset. It occurs when the blood flow to the brain is compromised, thus depriving the brain of oxygen. This compromise can result from stroke, in which a clot blocks ...
Carlisle Sentinel - Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:05

Drexel University College of Medicine Research May Lead to Improved ... - Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:56

Stroke, Vascular Ills ID'd as Risk Factors in Developing Dementia
A Dutch study has found that those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have a fourfold increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease (AD), and that stroke and other vascular damage are important risk factors. The results of ... - Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00

Dementia risk quadrupled in people with mild cognitive impairment
EurekAlert (press release) - Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:45

A Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer's - Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:30

Link found between dementia and vitamin D deficiency
The study was unable to account for all forms of dementia, as by excluding participants with cardiovascular disease and stroke at the beginning of the study, the researchers encountered few cases of vascular dementia. The authors acknowledge that ...
Medical News Today - Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:56

Vitamin D and Dementia: A Very Close Tie
Medscape - Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:16

Dementia Risk And Vitamin D Levels: Is There A Connection?
Forbes - Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:02

The "Sunshine Vitamin" Helps Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia
Chinatopix - Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:11

Study suggests autophagy is involved in the onset of vascular dementia
Autophagy is a basic catabolic mechanism by which unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components are degraded by lysosomes. Damaged organelles such as mitochondria are scavenged by autophagic processes to maintain the stability of nerve cells. - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:11

Acupuncture Ups Memory For Dementia Patients
New research demonstrates that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of vascular dementia. Published in the Chinese Journal of Gerontology, clinical and laboratory research finds acupuncture significantly effective in improving cognition and memory.
HealthCMi - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:48

Midlife Obesity May Boost Dementia Risk
Subanalysis showed that 940 of the obesity group members had Alzheimer's disease (AD), and 1716 had been diagnosed with vascular dementia. There was an RR of 5.4 for AD in those who were aged 30 to 30 years at first record of obesity (95% CI, 1.7 ...
Medscape - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:48

Study links early-to-midlife obesity to increased risk of dementia
MinnPost (blog) - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:22

Midlife obesity linked to dementia later in life
Healio - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:32

'Fat and 30' link to dementia is inconclusive
NHS Choices - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07

Dementia risk increased for obese people in 30s, but reduced for obese seniors
Medical News Today - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:22

Lose some weight -- obesity could lead to dementia!
TheHealthSite - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:06

Drs. Oz and Roizen: Put your finger on dementia protection
Ignoring these conditions could boost your risk for vascular dementia – caused by clogged vessels or mini strokes – by as much as 46 percent! 5. Challenge your brain in new ways: Dust off your guitar, break out the Scrabble board or learn a complicated ...
Buffalo News - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:30

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