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      High Dose Vitamin B Can Cut Brain Shrinkage by Half, May Slow Dementia

      A two year study from Oxford University has found that certain B vitamins taken in large doses daily can halve the rate of brain shrinkage in elderly people who withr mild memory problems, and may slow their progression toward dementia. The randomised clinical trial is the largest to study to...
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      Exercise During Middle Years Can Mean Better Health in Later Years

      According to researchers, women who survive to age 70 or older, those who regularly participated in physical activity during middle age appear more likely to be in better overall health. Researchers analyzed data from 13,535 participants. The women reported their physical activity levels in 1986, at an average age of...
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      Second-hand Smoke May Cause Dementia

      Exposure to second-hand smoke could increase the risk of developing dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment, according to research published on British Medical Journal online. A possible link between active smoking and cognitive impairment has already been established and previous findings also suggest that second-hand smoke exposure could be...
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      Stoke Risk Increases With Antipsychotic Drugs

      All types of antipsychotic drugs increase the risk of stroke All drugs used to treat psychosis are linked to an increased risk of stroke, and dementia sufferers are at double the risk, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Concerns about an increased risk of stroke among...
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      Despit Warnings, Anti-psychotic Drug Prescriptions for Elderly Up

      Three warnings ignored, are doctors paying attention. While three regulatory warnings of serious adverse events from anti-psychotic prescription drugs slowed the growth of use of atypical anti-psychotic drugs among elderly patients with dementia, they did not reduce the overall prescription rate of these drugs. This stark finding comes from an...
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      Could Chocolate Help With Dementia

      Researchers link cocoa flavanols to improved brain blood flow Cocoa flavanols, the unique compounds found naturally in cocoa, may increase blood flow to the brain, according to new research published in the Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment journal. The researchers suggest that long-term improvements in brain blood flow could impact cognitive...
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      Physical frailty may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease

      <physical frailty, which is common in older persons, may be related to Alzheimer's disease pathology, according to a study published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers examined the brains of 165 people who had been participants in a larger community study...
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      Hypnosis May Reduce Symptoms of Dementia

      Research from the University of Liverpool has found that hypnosis can slow the effects of dementia, improving quality of life for those living with the condition. Forensic psychologist, Dr Simon Duff, investigated the effects of hypnosis on people living with dementia and compared the treatment to mainstream health-care methods. He...
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      Poor Eating May Effect Memory of Seniors

      Seniors with type 2 diabetes may experience memory declines immediately after eating unhealthy meal Adults with type 2 diabetes who eat unhealthy, high-fat meals may experience memory declines immediately afterward, but this can be offset by taking antioxidant vitamins with the meal, according to new research. There is already growing...
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      Putting the Brakes on Alzheimer’s Disease

      A loss of protein function in neurons may lead to Alzheimer’s Disease. Rutgers researcher Karl Herrup and colleagues at Case Western Reserve University have discovered that a protein that suppresses cell division in brain cells effectively “puts the brakes” on the dementia that comes with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). When the...
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