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Is it Alzheimer's or another type of dementia?

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With more than 100 dementia causes, Alzheimer's shouldn't be assumed. Along with Alzheimer's, Lewy body and vascular dementia – the kind related to stroke – make up the top three types of dementia aff…
September 14, 2016

Common Dementia Drug May Help People with Parkinson's Disease - Study

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The researchers [provided half the subjects] with a drug called "rivastigmine" and tracked their condition for the next eight months. The researchers examined the participants and found out that peo…
January 16, 2016

The Decline of Tube Feeding for Dementia Patients

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The proportion of nursing home residents with advanced dementia who receive a feeding tube has dropped more than 50 percent, a new national study has found.
August 29, 2016

FAU to host potentially groundbreaking drug trial for Lewy body disease

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Currently, Lewy body patients often are treated with drugs designed for Alzheimer's disease. The HEADWAY-DLB (dementia with Lewy bodies) study, being conducted by Bermuda-based Axovant Sciences at FAU…
February 28, 2016

Emotional & Cognitive Well-being

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Our thoughts and mood contribute so much to how we feel, perceive our world around us, and our experience with Parkinson’s. In fact, cognitive function and depression are significant contributors to …
July 07, 2016

Summer Travel

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If your PD loved one has dementia or even just mild cognitive impairment, travel can be stressful. Travel is possible. Here are a few of the ways to make it easier.
July 24, 2015

Parkinson Disease Patients with Higher CSF Experience Faster Cognitive Decline

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Counterintuitive Findings Offer New Insights into Parkinson Disease Pathology, According to New Research Published in The American Journal of Pathology The course of Parkinson disease (PD) can vary…
March 12, 2014

Hepatitis C Linked to Parkinson's disease

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Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) significantly increases the risk for Parkinson's disease (PD), new research shows.
December 23, 2015

Use of anticholinergic drugs and dementia

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Recent evidence has shown a greater risk of dementia, in particular Alzheimer's disease (AD), in individuals using anticholinergic medications regularly. These drugs are widely used by older adults to…
January 04, 2016

Tissue biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease

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Accurate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, and the related disease "dementia with Lewy bodies," can be difficult in the early stages of both conditions. While brain biopsies can be more accurate, the …
April 12, 2016

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