Tag Archives: Vascular Dementia

Senior Moments and Awareness of Memory Lapses: No Cause For Concern? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Research in the USA indicates that the experience of memory lapses (so-called “senior moments”) may be less a cause for concern than a failing sense of memory awareness (i.e. forgetting what has been forgotten). This study, which followed over … Continue reading

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Benefits of Timely Diagnosis and Early Intervention in Dementia (BMJ)

Summary A wide-ranging literature review, clinical review and educational update on these topics. Full Text Link Reference Robinson, L. Tang, E. [and] Taylor J-P. (2015). Dementia: timely diagnosis and early intervention. BMJ. June 16th 2015; 350: h3029.

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Vascular Dementia

Access to the full-text of these articles requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. Tsivgoulis, G. Katsanos, AH. Papageorgiou, SG. [et al] (2014). The role of neurosonology in the diagnosis of vascular dementia. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. … Continue reading

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Neurological Disorders in the Arab World (Springer)

Summary This book presents an overview of the frequencies and clinical patterns of major neurological disorders across the Arab world. Specific chapters cover stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia and headache. Full Text Link (Note: The electronic book is … Continue reading

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Statins for the Treatment of Vascular Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This Cochrane systematic review assesses the clinical efficacy and safety of statins for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and vascular dementia. No studies exist yet assessing role of statins in treatment of vascular dementia. Analysis of four studies concerning … Continue reading

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Tobacco Use and Dementia (WHO / BBC News)

Summary This World Health Organization (WHO) document is part of a series of tobacco use knowledge summaries. It has been prepared with the help of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and summarises the current evidence. “Smokers have a 45% higher risk of … Continue reading

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Smoking Increases Risk of Stroke and Dementia (Public Health England)

Summary The Public Health England (PHE) “Smokefree Health Harms” campaign highlights the damage to health which can be caused by smoking. The inhalation of dangerous chemicals from cigarettes (such as arsenic and cyanide) can damage the vascular system and major organs, … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Bibliographic Citations Recent reviews and meta-analyses on miscellaneous topics are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely. The full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. Brain Imaging … Continue reading

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Priority Medicines for Europe and World Update Report 2013 (World Health Organization)

Summary The World Health Organization (WHO)‘s 2013 report for the European Commission is a contribution to the Horizon 2020 combined research programme for the European Union, and is primarily aimed at decision-makers in the European Commission, Parliament, and Council. The … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk in UK Declining? (BBC News / Lancet / NHS Choices)

Summary The risk of older people developing dementia may be going down in the UK, according to epidemiological research published in the Lancet. A smaller proportion of older people living in Britain appear have the condition than experts would had predicted earlier, possibly due to improving … Continue reading

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