Articles related to DEMENTIA
Herpes Zoster May Reduce Dementia Risk
Data for this study came from Danish medical registries over a 20-year period for 247,305 people who visited a hospital or were prescribed antiviral medication for herpes zoster and 1,235,890 people who did not have the disease. These individuals were an average age 64. Up to 21 years later, 9.7% of those with vs. 10.3% of those without herpes zoster developed dementia.
Neurology June 13th 2022
Who is MB and What Does She Want?
“MB” is a frail, wheelchair-ridden, nearly blind, and mostly deaf woman living with early dementia and neglected lung cancer. What this oncologist thought MB wanted and needed was a lot different than what MB actually wanted and needed after discussing various options with her and talking to her family on numerous occasions. A humbling, honest view of an oncologist’s biases.
Geriatrics November 30th 2021
Rapid Cognitive Decline and Myoclonus in a 52-Year-Old Woman
This CME program from the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine explores a patient with a history of major depressive disorder, progressively worsening altered mental status, intermittent blank staring, blurred vision, bilateral incoordination of the upper and lower extremities, difficulty following commands, and decreased verbal communication. Would you rule out stroke? Serotonin syndrome? Earn some credits while discovering the diagnosis.
Neurology November 10th 2021
Certain Antihypertensive Drugs Yield Less Memory Decline in Older Adults
According to Daniel A. Nation, PhD, associate professor of psychological science at University of California, Irvine: “Studies of angiotensin II receptor blockers and ACE inhibitors have suggested these medicines may confer the greatest benefit to long-term cognition, while other studies have shown the benefits of calcium channel blockers and diuretics on reducing dementia risk.”
Cardiology July 13th 2021
5 Tips to Stave Off Dementia as You Age
The numbers are staggering: fifty million people worldwide live with dementia, with the number expected to reach 152 million in 2050. Despite these seemingly overwhelming totals, the neurocognitive health of you and your patients is highly dependent on multiple factors. Here are five of them, all supported by evidence-based studies.
Family Medicine/General Practice April 14th 2021