Tag Archives: Epidemiology

Heavy Drinking: an Under-Appreciated Dementia Risk Factor? (BBC News / Lancet Public Health)

Summary Research based in France has discovered an association between alcohol use disorders and dementia risk, particularly regarding the risk of developing early-onset dementia (i.e. with onset at an age less than 65 years). Full Text Link Reference Alcohol and … Continue reading

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Further Information on Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation (SCIE / Renaisi / BBC News / NIHR / Lancet)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s “SCIE Highlights No.3” briefing covers possible interventions to reduce loneliness and social isolation, and examines examples of good practice from the commissioning perspective. Full Text Link Reference Tackling loneliness and social isolation. the role of commissioners. … Continue reading

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Study Into the Possible Effect(s) of Retirement on Memory / Cognitive Impairment (NHS Choices / European Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary An epidemiological study of civil servants who took part in the Whitehall II Study found that while all categories of cognition function tend to decline over time, verbal memory, in particular, appears to decline at a rate 38% faster … Continue reading

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No Room For Complacency Regarding Population Subclinical vCJD? (PLoS Pathogens)

Summary After a near-miss mini-epidemic of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) in the 1990s, experts caution that: “It is essential that we do not become complacent and continue both surveillance and risk management strategies in both human and animal prion diseases”. … Continue reading

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Further Confirmation of the Benefits of Education for Cognitive Reserve? (NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A detailed investigation into modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease provides further confirmation that levels of educational attainment are associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal provides a … Continue reading

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Septicaemia Associated with Increased Dementia Risk (Oncotarget)

Summary There appears to be a statistically significant association between septicemia and a subsequent increased risk of developing dementia (of the non-Alzheimer’s Disease varieties). Full Text Link Reference Chou, CH. Lee, JT. [and] Lin, CC. [et al] (2017). Septicemia is … Continue reading

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UK “Health at a Glance 2017” Using OECD Indicators (BBC News / OECD)

Summary The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Health at a Glance provides “the latest comparable data and trends on the performance of health systems in OECD countries”. Britain appears to be the “most obese nation” in Western Europe, … Continue reading

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