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When signs of dementia could actually be depression…

When signs of dementia could actually be depression: Forgetfulness. Confusion. Irritability. They’re seen as early indicators of brain decline. In fact, it’s often a hidden mental illness that can be treated with therapy Paul Garnett, 71, felt ’embarrassed’ telling GP his depression was out of control He’d had mental health problems since his 30s, but […]

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Cold water may be an effective defense against dementia

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 20 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. After years of anecdotal evidence, scientists have finally nailed down one link between brain health and the “polar bear plunge.” In a study of the blood profiles of regular winter-time swimmers in London, Cambridge […]

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Does general anesthesia increase dementia risk?

There are concerns that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. To investigate, researchers compared exposure to general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia during elective surgery, looking for potential links to the development of dementia. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study included 7,499 matched pairs of […]

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New diagnostic criteria shine light on early dementia mimics

Experts estimate up to one third of people attending specialist memory clinics could have a condition that is commonly mistaken for early dementia. In a paper published in the journal, Brain, UK academics and clinicians have collaborated to develop a diagnostic definition of the widely recognized but poorly understood condition, Functional Cognitive Disorder (FCD). Dr. […]