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August 22, 2023
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looked At How Often Patients With Dementia Visited The Emergency Room

August 22, 2023 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in JAMA Neurology looked at the characteristics of emergency department visits among older adults with dementia. “This study provides the first estimates of how often older adults with dementia utilize emergency services and the main reasons that drive such care,” study author Lauren Gerlach told us. “We anticipated that patients with dementia would utilize emergency services frequently but were unaware of what the main drivers of care were.” [More]

July 11, 2023
by Patricia Tomasi

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Is Social Infrastructure Tired To The Emotional Well-Being Of Seniors?

July 11, 2023 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Rural Sociology looked at the built environmental and social and emotional support among rural older adults and whether there is a case for social infrastructure and attention to ethnoracial differences. “In this study, we were interested in determining if and how older adult social and emotional health is associated with social infrastructure availability in rural contexts,” study author Danielle Rhubart told us. [More]

September 6, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Exercise And The Risk of Dementia

September 6, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology looked at physical and mental activity, disease susceptibility, and risk of dementia. “In the present study, we aimed to assess the associations between physical and mental activity and the subsequent risk of dementia,” study author Huan Song told us. “We further hoped to explore whether such associations would differ for individuals with different susceptibility to dementia.” [More]

July 5, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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The Impact Of A Grandparent's Death On Teens Needs To Be Taken More Seriously According To New Study

July 5, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in Science Direct looked at bereavement and mental health and the generational consequences of a grandparent's death. “We were interested in examining whether adolescents who experience the death of a grandparent between the ages of nine and 15 showed evidence of lasting mental health challenges that might predict subsequent difficulties in schooling,” study author Dr. Ashton M Verdery told us. [More]

March 1, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows Mental Health Is A Stronger Predictor Of Dementia Than Physical Health

March 1, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in JAMA looked at longitudinal associations of mental disorders with dementia, a 30-year analysis of 1.7 million New Zealand citizens. “This study is about links between mental health and dementia,” study author Barry J. Milne told us. “We wanted to investigate whether there are associations between a range of mental health disorders and subsequent dementia, and whether associations are apparent for both early- and late-onset dementia.” [More]

February 22, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Imaging Technique To Study Brain Diseases

February 22, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Up to one billion people worldwide suffer from neurological disorders. In the United States, more than one million adults are diagnosed annually with a chronic brain disease or disorder. Studying the brain is difficult but new tools are emerging. A recent study published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry looked at how genetically encoded sensors enable micro and nano-scopic decoding of transmission in healthy and diseased brains. [More]

February 23, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows Children With Better Self-Control Age Slower

February 23, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the journal, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) looked at how childhood self-control forecasts the pace of midlife aging and preparedness for old age. “We studied whether as adults, children who exercise better self-control age more slowly, and are more prepared to manage the health, financial, and social demands of later life,” study author Leah Richmond-Rakerd told us. “We also investigated whether self-control in adulthood – not just childhood – is important for aging.” Prior studies have shown that people with better self-control live longer lives. Richmond-Rakerd and the team predicted that people with better self-control would also age more healthily, in midlife. [More]

January 19, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Helping Diabetes Patients Reduce Their Risk Of Dementia

January 19, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The findings of a new study on diabetes and dementia were presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. The results of the study may be able to help reduce the risk of dementia in diabetic patients with poor glycemic control. “Our study looks at the link between diabetes and the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases,” study author Dr. Carlos Celis-Morales told us. "We would like to better understand the link between diabetes but also glycemic control with dementia risk and whether these associations are explained by existing risk factors such as being obese, a smoker or having existing heart diseases or other chronic diseases.” [More]