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Study Offers Answers on Life Expectancy for People with Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia

Faced with a serious disease, patients want to know the answer to a difficult question: “How long will I live?”

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Alzheimer's Disease, National Institute for Aging, National Institutes For Health

Penn Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Genetics Data Storage Site Receives Five-Year Renewal to Total $7.7 Million

Penn Medicine’s Alzheimer’s disease genetics data repository has received a five-year funding renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health. The award is expected to total $7.7 million over five years.

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atrail fibrillation , Heart Abnormalities, Stroke, Heart Attack, Dementia, Warfarin, Blood Thinner, intermountain healthcare, intermountain medical center, Anticoagulation

Delayed Use of Blood Thinners for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Increases Their Risk of Dementia

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A new study has found that dementia rates increase when anticoagulation treatment is delayed for patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia in the world that affects more than 2.7 million American adults.

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Atrial Fibrillation, Dementia, intermountain healthcare, intermountain medical center heart institute, Risk Score, Heart Rhythm Society

Combining Risk Scores Improves Identification of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Face Increased Risk of Dementia

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Combining the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), developed by clinicians at Intermountain Healthcare, with the traditional CHA2DS2-VASc risk score, was more accurate in identifying at-risk patients than using the traditional score alone.

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Dementia, Alzheimber's Disease, Marriage, Communication, nonverbal communication, Research, Caregivers, Spouse, Caregiving, Clinical Practice, Nursing

FAU Study and New Tool Proves ‘All Is Not Lost’ to Dementia

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All is not lost according to the first study to look at and measure communication outcomes in both the caregiver spouse and the patient with dementia. In fact, researchers have found that “practice makes perfect” with the right intervention and a tool that can accurately measure couples’ communication.

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Smell, Smell Loss, Neurological Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease

Penn Expert Probes Possible Reasons for Loss of Smell

Studies have shown that loss of the sense of smell can be among the first warning signs of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Now a researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania wants to shift the search for clues about this process back even further, to find out if there is a common factor responsible for the loss of smell that may also serve as an early warning signal for a number of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Body Mass Index, genetic variants, Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Weight, Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, Alzheimer's, Dementia

Study Finds Alzheimer’s Disease Likely Not Caused by Low Body Mass Index

A new large-scale genetic study found that low body mass index (BMI) is likely not a causal risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, as earlier research had suggested, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Report: Unprevented Diabetes Fuels Unnecessary Alzheimer's

"Unprevented Diabetes Means Unnecessary Alzheimer's", a report by Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute projects that without prevention for New York City's estimated 1.3 million pre-diabetics and for New York State's 5.4 million pre-diabetics, city diabetes cases will rise by 325,000 cases in five years and overall state diabetes cases by 1.35 million cases; based on reach research, these new cohort of diabetics are at a 40% increased risk for developing Alzheimer's over time.

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Diabetes Prevention, Alzheimber's Disease, Prevention, New York, New York City, diabetes epidemic

New Report Showing How Failures in Diabetes Prevention Are Fueling New York’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic to Be Unveiled

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With diabetes raising the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease by 40%, New Yorkers are facing an escalating Alzheimer's epidemic fueled by failures of New York City and State to undertake effective diabetes prevention.

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Flu Virus, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson Disease, RNA, Pathogen Evolution

Researchers Discover How Flu Viruses — From the Least Pathogenic to the Deadliest Strains— Hijack Human Cell Machinery to Reproduce

Much is known about flu viruses, but little is understood about how they reproduce inside human host cells, spreading infection. Now, a research team headed by investigators from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the first to identify a mechanism by which influenza A, a family of pathogens that includes the most deadly strains of flu worldwide, hijacks cellular machinery to replicate.







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