Tag Archives: JAMA

Healthy Lifestyles May Partially Help Offset Genetic Risk Factors for Dementia (BBC News / JAMA / Bazian)

Summary Persons in the UK Biobank study were followed over time to discover whether pursuing a healthy lifestyle (not smoking, regular physical activity, healthy diet and moderate alcohol consumption) might be associated with lower risk of developing dementia regardless of predisposing genetic risk factors. Statistically, favourable (“healthy”) lifestyles … Continue reading

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Pseudomedicine and Potential Dementia Treatments? (JAMA)

Summary A United States perspective covers the growing market for complementary interventions to promote brain health or minimise dementia risk and/or symptoms. Health professionals are requested to help the public understand commercial conflicts of interest and the market forces behind … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular Health in Old Age Associated With Reduced Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia (NHS Choices / JAMA)

Summary Fresh evidence from France suggests that favourable cardiovascular health metrics – measured using the American Heart Association (AHA)’s Life’s Simple 7 Metrics tool – and higher cardiovascular health scores, are associated with a lower risk of developing dementia and … Continue reading

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Reconnecting Health and Spirituality? (JAMA)

Summary A recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article summarises evidence for the view that patients’ spiritual and religious views have been long neglected in mainstream medical literature and practice. It is suggested a greater focus on spirituality … Continue reading

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The NHS: Probably Still the World’s Best Health Service (BBC News / Commonwealth Fund / NEJM / NHS England / JAMA)

Summary The Commonwealth Fund, a US think-tank, has re-compared data from 11 countries and – to the surprise of some commentators – again ranked the UK’s NHS as the being the best national health system overall. The NHS comes first (highest rating) for … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatment for Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease? (JAMA)

Summary Combination dextromethorphan-quinidine shows early signs of being a safe and effective treatment option for Alzheimer’s Disease-related agitation. Full Text Link Reference Cummings, JL. Lyketsos, CG. [and] Peskind, ER. [et al] (2015). Effect of dextromethorphan-quinidine on agitation in patients with … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week 2015: Plus Articles on Hearing Loss and Cognitive Impairment / Dementia (UK Council on Deafness / BBC News / Various)

Summary Deaf Awareness Week falls between May 4th – 10th 2015. The UK Council on Deafness has produced posters in support of the event. Full Text Link Reference Connect and Communicate: Deaf Awareness Week 2015. [Online]: The UK Council on … Continue reading

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