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Medicine to Ease Enlarged Prostate Re-Purposed for Parkinson’s Disease? (BBC News / Journal of Clinical Investigation)

Summary Terazosin, a drug developed originally to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), may slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. It is thought that Terazosin may help by activating an enzyme (PGK1) which prevents cell death in the relevant brain regions. … Continue reading

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No Safe or Protective Level of Alcohol Consumption? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the risk of stroke. “I have always been reasonably convinced that moderate alcohol consumption was protective for cardiovascular disease, but now I am having my doubts”. Professor David Spiegelhalter: Winton Professor for the … Continue reading

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Headache: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor? (Journal of Headache and Pain)

Summary A review and meta-analysis of previous studies suggests that headache (any headache) is associated significantly with a higher risk of developing dementia. The authors suggest that further research would be advisable to confirm and clarify their findings. Full Text … Continue reading

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Big Hopes Riding on Research Project to Help Unpaid Carers? (NIHR)

Summary There are an estimated 850,000 people with dementia, and 670,000 unpaid carers, in the UK; involving more than half a million people with dementia living at home and being supported by unpaid carers, according to the Carers Trust. The … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor (Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment)

Summary A meta-analysis of earlier studies suggests that schizophrenia is associated with a significantly higher risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Cai, L. [and] Huang, J. (2018). Schizophrenia and risk of dementia: a meta-analysis study. Neuropsychiatric Disease and … Continue reading

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Cochrane Review of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Stress-Related Burden in Unpaid Family Carers (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent Cochrane review examined the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques for reducing stress in family carers of people with dementia. The authors concluded cautiously that MBSR might help to reduce depressive symptoms and anxiety among carers … Continue reading

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