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By Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News LOS ANGELES — Doug and Connie Moore met at seminary. He was a student and pastor of an inner-city congregation, and she was a student and a public health nurse. “She’s the one who drew me to the needs of the poor,” Doug says. The pair wed in 1974, and Doug…
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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Elderly people with diets rich in flavonols - antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, and tea - may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 921 people without dementia for about six years, starting when they…
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By JoNel Aleccia  Photos by Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News ITHACA, N.Y. — When she worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, long before cellphone calculators, Susan Saran could perform complex math problems in her head. Years later, as one of its top regulators, she…
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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People who have trouble falling asleep may be at increased risk of developing cognitive problems or dementia than their counterparts who sleep well, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on 51 previously published studies that followed middle-…
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Proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use does not increase dementia risk, according to findings of a new systematic review and meta-analysis. “Long-term use of PPIs has been associated with a wide variety of potentially serious adverse effects, including a possible increased risk of dementia. Studies…
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By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Medicare patients who receive longer-term androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer (PCa) are at increased risk of Alzheimer's and dementia, according to new findings. "Our findings call for judicious use of ADT in men presenting with…
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By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday dementia patients taking its drug Nuplazid (pimavanserin) were nearly three times less prone to a psychotic relapse than those on placebo. The drugmaker's late-stage trial testing Nuplazid, stopped in September after…
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Use of hearing aids delays the diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease, dementia, depression, anxiety, and injurious falls among older adults with hearing loss, according to recent study findings published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  For the retrospective cohort study, lead…
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By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Symptoms of aggression and agitation in dementia patients may respond better to non-drug therapies such as massage, touch therapy and outdoor activities, a new study suggests. In a reanalysis of more than 163 studies involving nearly 25,000 patients, Canadian…
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Statins could help to decrease the risk of post-stroke cognitive impairment, according to the results of a recent study. Previous research on the relationship between blood lipids, atherosclerosis, and statin use and the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment is conflicting, according to the…
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