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Catheter ablation reduces risk of dementia in patients with common heart disorder

Researchers from The Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science have contributed to a new study, published in The European Heart Journal, that shows people with atrial fibrillation (AF) have a reduced risk of dementia if they undergo a procedure called catheter ablation to restore the normal rhythm of their heart. AF is the most common heart rhythm disorder […]

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Dementia Prediction | Technology Org

Harvard Medical School investigators based at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have developed a machine learning-based sleep test that shows potential as a biomarker associated with unhealthy brain ageing, including processes leading to dementia. The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, may help clinicians identify patients who have dementia or are at risk […]

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Depression worsens over time for older caregivers of newly diagnosed dementia patients

Caring for a partner or spouse with a new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depressive symptoms, compared to older adults who don’t have a spouse with dementia—and these symptoms are sustained over time, a new University of Michigan study found. This sustained depression over time is important […]

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To Treat Frontotemporal Dementia, Treat the Brain’s Immune Cells

The neurodegenerative disease known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) causes untold suffering. As neurons die in regions of the brain important for maintaining our personalities and living a purposeful life, patients experience steadily worsening cognitive and behavioural symptoms, and the disease is generally fatal within a decade of diagnosis. Though FTD is not as well known […]