Search Results Tagged With dementia
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
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 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
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
Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) significantly increases the risk for Parkinson's disease (PD), new research shows.
December 23, 2015
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
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
Alzheimer's disease isn't the only kind of dementia. Lewy body dementia is actually the second most common type.
May 25, 2015
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
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