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We May Have Uncovered the First Mental Exercise to Prevent Dementia

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- In a study conducted over a 10-year long period, a collaborative group of researchers found that a brain training program called speed processing can lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's and dementia. These findings could help millions of people. The post We May Have Uncovered the First Mental Exercise to Prevent Dementia appeared first on Futurism.

Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- A study of more than 2,800 older adults finds that speed-of-processing training can reduce the 10-year risk of dementia by 29 percent.

There's some evidence lithium protects from dementia, but not enough to put it in drinking water

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- Long-term treatment with lithium has improved memory and learning in rats. from shutterstock.comWhen people think of lithium, it’s usually to do with batteries, but lithium also has a long history in medicine. Lithium carbonate, or lithium salt, is mainly used to treat and prevent bipolar disorder. This is a condition in which a person experiences significant mood swings from highs that can tip into mania to lows that can plunge into depression. More recently, though, lithium has been explored as a potential preventive therapy for dementia. A recent paper even led some to question whether we should start putting lithium in drinking water to lower population dementia rates. Some have suggested putting lithium in tap water could ward off

MRI, CSF Biomarkers Predictive of Alzheimer's Dementia Risk

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- The findings may be particularly useful at the individual level to determine personalized risk of progression to Alzheimer's dementia.

Abnormal MRI and CSF Findings May Predict Risk for Alzheimer's Dementia

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- In patients with mild cognitive impairment, CSF and MRI findings are highly predicitve of Alzheimer's disease and dementia risk.

Does Sleep-Disordered Breathing Cause Dementia?

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- A recent systematic review investigated the potential connection between sleep-disordered breathing and cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) such as sleep apnea (a common disorder where you intermittently stop breathing for many seconds to minutes) and snoring, has been increasingly linked to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and high […] The post Does Sleep-Disordered Breathing Cause Dementia? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.

Experts identify mental exercise program that can reduce risk of dementia

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.