Tag Archives: Dementia

Health of people with dementia dealt a severe blow by coronavirus lockdown

People with dementia have suffered an alarming deterioration in their health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic, a stark new report warns today. EOPLE with dementia have suffered an alarming deterioration in their health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic, a stark new report warns today. Lockdown and the closure of vital day services and… Read More »

How to Raise or Lower Your Dementia Risk Through Diet

According to statistics released in 2019, Alzheimer’s disease — the most common form of dementia for which there is no effective conventional treatment or cure — affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans,1 up from 5.4 million in 2016. Progression of Alzheimer’s disease varies, but often begins with short-term memory lapses that later progress to speech… Read More »

Phone support tied to better outcomes for dementia patients, caregivers

(Reuters Health) – Dementia patients and the family members who care for them may have a better quality of life when they have access to telephone and online support, the results of a clinical trial suggest. Researchers tested the effectiveness of a program known as the Care Ecosystem, which provided patient navigators and access to… Read More »

Common OTC drugs can cause dementia

According to the latest statistics1 for 2019, 14% of Americans aged 71 or older have some form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most severe and lethal form of dementia, affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans. Of those, 81% are over the age of 75, but approximately 200,000 are younger than 65. In all,… Read More »