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Atypical Antipsychotics Appear To Be Effective For Only Few Off-Label Uses

A review of previous studies suggests that even though atypical antipsychotic medications are commonly used for off-label conditions such as behavioral symptoms of dementia, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, these medications are effective for only a few off-label conditions, and that the benefits and harms of these medications for these uses vary, according to an article […]

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Aerobic Exercise May Reduce The Risk Of Dementia And Slow Its Progression After Onset

Any exercise that gets the heart pumping may reduce the risk of dementia and slow the condition’s progression once it starts, reported a Mayo Clinic study published this month in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers examined the role of aerobic exercise in preserving cognitive abilities and concluded that it should not be overlooked as an important therapy […]

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Improving And Maintaining Health Factors May Lower The Risk Of Dementia

Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as denture fit, vision, and hearing, may lower a person’s risk for developing dementia, according to a new study published in the July 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The lead study author was Kenneth Rockwood, […]

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Emergency Departments Need To Better Support Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment, Including Dementia And Delirium

More needs to be done to improve the care that older adults with cognitive impairment – including dementia and delirium – receive when they visit hospital emergency departments, according to a research review in the July issue of theJournal of Advanced Nursing. Researchers from the University of Alberta reviewed 15 studies published between 1994 and […]

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New Research Helps Explain ‘Sundowning,’ A Puzzling Anxiety Syndrome In Elderly Patients With Dementia

New research provides the best evidence to date that the late-day anxiety and agitation sometimes seen in older institutionalized adults, especially those with dementia, has a biological basis in the brain. The findings could help explain “sundowning” – a syndrome in which older adults show high levels of anxiety, agitation, general activity, and delirium in […]

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Dietary Changes Appear To Affect Levels Of Biomarkers Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease

Following a low-saturated fat and low–glycemic index diet appears to modulate the risk of developing dementia that proceeds to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), although making a switch to this dietary pattern may not protect those already experiencing cognitive difficulty, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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