Dementia diagnosis linked to unnecessary medication use

A new international study led by University of Sydney has found that medication use increases in newly diagnosed dementia patients, particularly unnecessary or inappropriate medications. Published today in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, the longitudinal study of nearly 2,500 people was conducted in collaboration with Yale University and University of Kentucky. The number of people […]

Higher levels of education linked to lower dementia risk in older African Americans

A newly published observational study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that increased levels of education, particularly for those who grew up in low-income rural areas, was significantly associated with the decrease in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older African Americans previously reported by the same research group. Most […]

Health Highlights: April 16, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Dolly the Sheep Creator Has Parkinson’s Dolly the cloned sheep opened new avenues into Parkinson’s disease research, and now one of the scientists who helped create her says he has the disease. On World Parkinson’s Day on April […]

Does age at menopause affect memory?

Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a study published in the April 11, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “This study suggests that lifelong hormonal processes, not just short-term fluctuations during menopause, may […]