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Majority of dementia either vascular or Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's dementia accounts for 60 percent of dementias, but what about the rest? Vascular dementia accounts for 20 percent to 30 percent of dementias. The key features are tiny, sometimes microscopic, strokes causing cumulative damage to the brain.
Florida Today - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:45

High Blood Pressure Increases Dementia Risk
The Epoch Times - Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:34

Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease – What's The Link?
Brain Blogger (blog) - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:18

Researchers could soon formulate a blood test that helps with early Alzheimer ...
The Week Magazine - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:02



Slow Gait, Cognitive Complaints Predict Cognitive Decline
This finding was "surprising" given that in an earlier cohort (the Einstein Aging Study), MCR predicted vascular dementia but not AD, said Dr. Verghese. Unfortunately, in this new analysis, the studies didn't have vascular subtyping, "so we couldn't ...
Medscape - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:26

Tronetti: Caregivers, pick your battles with dementia
My grandfather had vascular dementia, caused by multiple small strokes. Like most patients with dementia, he suffered these kinds of misperceptions. He would see something he didn't quite recognize, and his mind interpreted it so it made sense to him.
Florida Today - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:48

Guns and Dementia
Of those with dementia, 46% had presumed Alzheimer's disease, 21% had vascular dementia, and 34% were classified as "other.” Of the 378 people with dementia, 178 had delusions. Among them, 114 of the delusions were described as paranoid or ...
WebMD - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30



Coming out of the shadows of dementia
Dementia is a syndrome of cognitive problems such as memory problems, altered judgment or dyspraxia, which cause a loss of social or occupational function. The most common causes of dementia include Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, ...
Irish Times - Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:00

No TV or obesity, but ancient people still had heart disease
Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests. Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes ... "These days, we blame ourselves when we or ...
MyFox Philadelphia - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:11

'Singing for the brain' can help ease pain of dementia
Glenda, who lives in Colwick with her youngest son, Andrew, 42, who is also her full-time carer, was diagnosed with vascular dementia and Alzheimer's in June, last year. "There had been signs something was wrong," said Jan. "Glenda would send a card ...
Nottingham Post - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:26



Beth Britton: 'Care homes must not be police states'
It is just over two years since she wrote her first blog about caring for her father, who had died weeks previously after living with vascular dementia for almost two decades. Today, she is in such demand to write, speak, advise and train that she is ...
The Guardian - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:56


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