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Reducing Dementia Risk Factors: World Alzheimer Report 2014 (ADI / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council)

Summary Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has published the World Alzheimer Report 2014, entitled “Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors” which examines the evidence on modifiable risk factors for dementia. It shows that dementia risks can … Continue reading

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Use of Benzodiazepines and Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary Long-term use of benzodiazepines, often prescribed for anxiety and sleep problems, appears to be linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. A French-Canadian team of researchers have found a cumulative dose-effect association between exposure to benzodiazepines (over … Continue reading

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Pharmacotherapies for Sleep Disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and adverse effects of drug treatments for sleep disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors comment on the lack of evidence to guide drug treatment of sleep problems in Alzheimer’s Disease. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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NICE Eyes on Evidence: Cumulative Index 2013 (NICE Evidence)

Summary The NICE Evidence‘s Eyes on Evidence service covers significant new evidence across a range of topics. Here is an alphabetical list of the items, which have appeared so far this year, of broad interest to readers of this information … Continue reading

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Tips for Improving Your Health When Living With Dementia (Guest Post: Emily Bradbury, Superdream)

According to recent statistics, one in three people who live to 65 will have some form of dementia before we die. Perhaps even more shockingly, these Design Council statistics also show that a million people in the UK will be … Continue reading

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Benzodiazepines Associated With Higher Risk of Dementia (BMJ / NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Benzodiazepines (sedatives / sleeping pills prescribed for sleeping problems and anxiety) taken by millions of people appear … Continue reading

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Exercise for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment (Seattle Protocols)

Abstract This article describes a series of evidence-based interventions designed to increase physical activity in persons with mild cognitive impairment and dementia with a view to improving physical function and improving mood while slowing the progression of cognitive decline. These … Continue reading

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