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12 hot topic(s) found with the query "Alzheimer���s disease"

Minorities and Women Are at Greater Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
CDC, June 2019 Brand (Posted: Jun-25-2019 9AM)

Among other factors, family history is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Are you more likely to get Alzheimer?s disease? Read about who is at risk and what you can do.

Another major drug candidate targeting the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease has failed. What’s left?
K Servick, Science, March 21, 2019 (Posted: Mar-22-2019 10AM)

Doctors plan to test a gene therapy that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease
A Regalado, MIT Tech Review, February 25, 2019 (Posted: Feb-25-2019 9AM)

Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies new loci and functional pathways influencing Alzheimer’s disease risk
IE Jansen et al, Nature Genetics, January 7, 2019 (Posted: Jan-07-2019 11AM)

How the evidence stacks up for preventing Alzheimer’s disease
E Sohn, Nature Outlook, July 2018 (Posted: Aug-06-2018 1PM)

An online tool to help you decide whether or not to get tested to learn your genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
(Posted: Jun-16-2017 10AM)

Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease
Brand (Posted: May-30-2017 6AM)

Gene mutation may speed up memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease
Science Magazine, May 3, 2017 (Posted: May-05-2017 7AM)

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Brand (Posted: Jun-28-2016 11AM)

Reduced grid-cell–like representations in adults at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease
L Kunz et al. Science, October 22, 2015 (Posted: Oct-22-2015 8PM)

NIH summit delivers recommendations to transform Alzheimer?s disease research
May 1, 2015 Brand (Posted: May-01-2015 11AM)

Vascular dementia
From NHLBI health topic site Brand (Posted: Jan-01-2014 0AM)

Also known as Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia, is caused by conditions that damage the blood vessels in the brain or interfere with proper blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain. Overview Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia, after Alzheimer?s disease, affecting almost a third of people over age 70. Dementia causes a decline in brain function, or cognitive abilities, beyond what is expected from the normal aging process. Dementia causes problems with memory, thinking, behavior, language skills, and decision making. Vascular dementia is caused by conditions that damage the blood vessels in the brain, depriving the brain of oxygen. This oxygen shortage inhibits the brain?s ability to work as well as it should. For example, stroke blocks blood flow to the brain, decreasing oxygen. However, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking also increase the risk of vascular dementia. Vascular dementia in patients can occur alone or with Alzheimer?s disease. To diagnose cognitive impairment and dementia, your doctor will ask about problems you may have carrying out daily activities. Your doctor will give you brief memory or thinking tests and may ask to speak with a relative or friend who knows you well. To determine whether vascular dementia is the cause of any cognitive impairment or dementia that you may have, your doctor will consider your medical history and your lifestyle (such as your eating patterns, physical activity level, sleep health, and whether you are or have been a smoker), and order imaging tests. Diagnosis can take time. This is because it is often difficult to tell whether symptoms are a result of problems with the blood vessels, as is the case with vascular dementia, or whether they are from Alzheimer?s disease. If your doctor diagnoses you with vascular dementia, your treatment plan may include taking medicine or using medical devices to manage other conditions, such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, or sleep apnea, that may cause your vascular dementia to worsen. Your doctor may also recommend that you adopt heart-healthy lifestyle changes, such as heart-healthy eating, which includes limiting alcohol, getting regular physical activity, aiming for a healthy weight; quitting smoking; and managing stress.

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