Tag Archives: Epidemiology

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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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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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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