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    Study hints at benefits of lifestyle interventions in reducing dementia risk

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- There is no treatment yet for dementia; but one day, a family doctor could prescribe a specific diet, an exercise regime, music or language lessons, or documentary discussion groups as treatments to ward off the disease.

    Dementia, Alzheimer Disease Risk Increased With Lower Branched-Chain Amino Acid Levels

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- Lower BCAA levels may be associated with an increased risk of incident dementia.

    Genetic Risk Score Better Than APOE Alone for Assessing Risk for Alzheimer's Dementia

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- The genetic risk score primarily modified the risk for and onset of dementia and AD among homozygous carriers for APOE ε4.

    Gout linked to 17% higher risk for dementia in elderly

    Sunday, June 17, 2018 -- AMSTERDAM — Gout is independently associated with an 17% to 20% increased risk for incident dementia among elderly patients, according to findings presented the EULAR Annual Congress.“There has been, in the literature, a lot of interest about what hyperuricemia does to the brain,” Alexander So, PhD, FRCP, of Lausanne University Hospital, said during his presentation of data from a study led by Jasvinder A. Singh, MD, MPH, of the University of Alabama Birmingham, who was unable to attend the congress. “Work from previous years have shown that perhaps hyperuricemia is

    Waterford-based scientist defends dementia fish oil study

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- A Waterford-based scientist has defended research findings after UK-based critics described as “too small to be reliable” a study which suggested giving patients with Alzheimer’s disease antioxidant therapy with fish oil could slow down the progress of the disease.

    Lifestyle, Behavioral Factors Contribute to Dementia Risk Assessment

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- Decision tree and random forest classification models were used to find associations between patient demographic and lifestyle risk factors with dementia status during more than 30 years of follow-up.