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Posted on 15 Jul

New data highlight the changing prevalence in dementia across the world – headlines from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014

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.

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Posted on 15 Jul

NICE considers how to encourage midlife health to avoid dementia

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, has begun a consultation on draft guidance for how to promote healthy behaviour during midlife to improve health and reduce dementia risk.

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Posted on 13 Jul

One in three cases of Alzheimer’s could be prevented

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.

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Posted on 13 Jul

High blood pressure in the over-90s may protect against dementia

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.

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Posted on 13 Jul

Poor sleep linked to dementia risk in older veterans

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.

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Posted on 13 Jul

More evidence that exercise can be a protective 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.

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Posted on 13 Jul

Card games linked to better memory and larger brain volume

New research has linked participation in mentally stimulating activities, such as card games, with larger brain volumes and better cognitive scores.

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Posted on 13 Jul

Interim trial results: cataract surgery slows cognitive decline in dementia

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.

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Posted on 12 Jul

Early studies indicate eye tests may be able to detect Alzheimer’s

Two studies presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference have led to early stage development of eye tests that may aid Alzheimer’s detection.

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Posted on 12 Jul

Could sense of smell be a clue to early Alzheimer’s?

New research suggests that changes in the ability to detect odours could be an early indication of Alzheimer’s disease.

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