Tag Archives: Chronic Microscopic Infarcts

Lower Cognitive Impairment / Dementia With Oral Anticoagulants For Atrial Fibrillation (European Heart Journal / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Swedish researchers have discovered that anticoagulant treatment for atrial fibrillation is associated with a 29% lower risk of dementia. “The risk of dementia is higher without oral anticoagulant treatment in patients with AF. This suggests that early initiation of … Continue reading

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Does Lifelong Reading and Cognitive Stimulation Protect Against Dementia? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service regularly offers critical appraisals of recent research on elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here is another master-class appraisal. A study reported in Neurology indicates that people who … Continue reading

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