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Dementia May Lead to Avoidable Hospitalizations

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Two-thirds of admissions in these patients are for preventable illnesses, study finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with dementia are far more likely to be hospitalized than their peers who don't have any impairment in their brain function, a new study finds.

What's more, about two-thirds of the hospitalizations that occur in people with dementia are for potentially preventable illnesses, such as a urinary tract infection, the study shows.

"Hospital admissions for all causes and...

Two-thirds of admissions in these patients are for preventable illnesses, study finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with dementia are far more likely to be hospitalized than their peers who don't have any impairment in their...

Mental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds

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Early lapses in memory, reasoning may signal dementia later in life, researchers say

THURSDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Sorry, Boomers, but a new study suggests that memory, reasoning and comprehension can start to slip as early as age 45.

This finding runs counter to conventional wisdom that mental decline doesn't begin before 60, the researchers added.

"Cognitive function in normal, healthy adults begins to decline earlier than previously thought," said study author Archana...

'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk

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Timing of daily physical activity was also linked to odds for mental decline, study found

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- An older woman's sleep/wake cycle and levels of physical activity may affect her risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

It found that the risk of dementia or "mild cognitive impairment" (a state that sometimes precedes dementia) was higher in older women with weaker circadian rhythms who are either less physically active or more active later in the...

Brain Changes May Be Tied to Parkinson's Dementia

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MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've spotted brain abnormalities that may be linked to dementia in people with Parkinson's disease.

Many Parkinson's patients develop dementia and many of those who aren't diagnosed with dementia have mild cognitive impairment (a state that can precede dementia), according to background information in study.

The study used MRI scans of the brains of 84 Parkinson's patients -- 61 with normal mental abilities, 12 with mild...

Risk for Dementia Rises When Diabetes, Depression Meet

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The good news is that lifestyle changes may lower your risk for all three conditions, experts say

MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- When people with type 2 diabetes also struggle with depression, their odds for a third worrisome condition -- dementia -- goes up markedly, a new study suggests.

Specifically, patients with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop dementia three to five years after being diagnosed with depression compared to nondepressed people with diabetes...