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Pre-eclampsia linked to an increased risk of dementia later in life

Added: 18.10.2018 15:19 | 8 views | 0 comments

Pre-eclampsia is associated with an increased risk of later dementia, particularly vascular dementia, caused by reduced blood supply to the brain due to diseased blood vessels, finds a large study.

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High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Dementia Later in Life

Added: 18.10.2018 2:16 | 23 views | 0 comments

Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years.

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Modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults identified

Added: 16.10.2018 23:21 | 3 views | 0 comments

Stiffness of the aorta -- more so than blood pressure or subclinical brain disease -- is a key risk factor for dementia. Since aortic stiffness can be reduced by medication and healthy lifestyle changes, these results suggest that people can still lower their dementia risk well into old age.

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Doctors Need to Talk to Families About Guns and Dementia

Added: 16.10.2018 19:17 | 34 views | 0 comments

As the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia rises, health professionals grapple with how to talk to patients about gun safety at home.

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Many cases of dementia may arise from non-inherited DNA 'spelling mistakes'

Added: 15.10.2018 13:46 | 6 views | 0 comments

Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited -- the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now a team of scientists believe they may have found an explanation: spontaneous errors in our DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce.

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Have an irregular heartbeat? You may have an increased risk of dementia

Added: 14.10.2018 22:20 | 6 views | 0 comments

People with a particular kind of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation may experience a faster decline in thinking and memory skills and have a greater risk of dementia than those without atrial fibrillation.

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One drink a day might be enough to stop dementia by flushing the brain

Added: 12.10.2018 19:01 | 1 views | 0 comments

Light drinking helps prevent dementia, and now we may know why: it revs up the brain’s waste disposal system

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