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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

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

The Other Dementia

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Alzheimer's disease isn't the only kind of dementia. Lewy body dementia is actually the second most common type.
May 25, 2015

Researchers identify immune gene that can prevent Parkinson's disease and dementia

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Hereditary gene mutations have been known to play a part in the development of PD. A new research found that non-inherited PD can be traced to the functional changes in the Interferon-beta (IFN beta),…
October 12, 2015

Opinion: Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely

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One newspaper headline reported: “Modern living leads to brain disease”, which in a somewhat simplistic way reflected what our research uncovered about the impact of the changing environment in which…
August 07, 2015

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