Tag Archives: Epidemiology and Statistics

Dementia-Related Mortality: a Statistical Anomaly for Health Inequalities in Wales (BBC News)

Summary Some unexpected patterns of health inequality in Wales. The possible reasons are unclear. “ …decreased mortality for other conditions is leading to more people living longer and thus becoming at higher risk for developing dementia as age is a determining … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Associated With Loneliness / Absence of Close Relationships in Later Life (BBC News / Journals of Gerontology / Aging and Mental Health)

Summary Loneliness is increasingly mentioned in research as a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. Research based on data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing indicates that marriage and / or having close friends may help to protect individuals … Continue reading

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Maintaining Strength for Healthier Ageing (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has warned that perhaps one quarter of over-65s don’t do sufficient strength exercises to maintain general physical fitness and help avoid the risk of falls. Conducting strength exercises can be an integral part … Continue reading

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Further Evidence on the Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia / Cognitive Decline (Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology / Journal of Neurology)

Summary A number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses provide further consolidation in the evidence for an association between hearing loss and an increased risk of cognitive decline and / or dementia in older adults. Full Text Link Reference Thomson, RS. … Continue reading

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National Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health (PHE / King’s Fund / LSE PSSRU / UCL / CfMH / British Journal of Psychiatry / BBC News)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has released a collection of related documents aimed primarily at local public health workers, designed to help identify cost-effective local mental health interventions. This new “concordat” tool aims to prevent mental health problems (a Five … Continue reading

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More On the Association Between Periodontitis and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Choices / Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy)

Summary Analysis of data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan indicates that patients with chronic gum disease (periodontitis) are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. “These findings highlight the need to prevent progression of periodontal disease… … Continue reading

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Lithium: a Potential Approach to Dementia Risk Reduction? (BBC News / JAMA Psychiatry)

Summary Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that long term exposure to higher levels of lithium in drinking water appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia. The relationship is non-linear in nature, however, for … Continue reading

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