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Five studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 this week reveal the changing face of dementia prevalence across the world. The research suggests fewer new cases in developed nations, but underestimates of prevalence in low and middle income countries.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, has begun a consultation on draft guidance for how to promote healthy behaviour during midlife to improve health and reduce dementia risk.
Researchers have used the most up-to-date estimates for Alzheimer’s risk factors to advise that a third of Alzheimer’s cases could be prevented by changes to lifestyle.
Two studies assessing dementia risk in people over the age of 90 have found that developing high blood pressure at a very old age may not be a risk factor for developing the condition.
New research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 suggests that sleep disturbances in older veterans may be a risk factor for dementia.
Two studies, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014, have concluded that physical activity at certain points of life may help to reduce the risk of dementia.
New research has linked participation in mentally stimulating activities, such as card games, with larger brain volumes and better cognitive scores.
Interim trial results reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggest that surgery to remove cataracts could help slow memory decline in people with dementia.
Two studies presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference have led to early stage development of eye tests that may aid Alzheimer’s detection.
New research suggests that changes in the ability to detect odours could be an early indication of Alzheimer’s disease.