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Dementia Predicted 10 Years Before Diagnosis

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(MedPage Today) -- Blood protein profiles predicted future dementia in healthy adults, a large longitudinal study showed. Blood samples from over 50,000 people in the U.K. Biobank showed that four proteins -- glial fibrillary acidic protein.

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People with Dementia and Their Care Partners Have an Increased Loneliness Risk

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The study highlights how the experience of loneliness for care partners of people with dementia changes relationship roles throughout the dementia trajectory.

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Antipsychotics in Dementia Tied to Wider Range of 'Serious Harms'

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(MedPage Today) -- Use of antipsychotics in dementia patients was associated with an increased risk for a wider range of adverse outcomes than previously acknowledged, a population-based matched cohort study from the U.K. In the analysis.

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Young-Onset Dementia Tied to New Risk Factors

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(MedPage Today) -- Four new risk factors for young-onset dementia were identified in the prospective U.K. Biobank study. Orthostatic hypotension, vitamin D deficiency, high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, and social isolation emerged as new risk.

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Dementia-Sleep Link Has a New Twist

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(MedPage Today) -- Sleep regularity in midlife and at older ages may be a novel dementia risk factor, data from 88,000 people in Great Britain suggested. Day-to-day consistency in sleep-wake patterns showed a U-shaped association with incident.

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Hearing Loss Linked with Increased Risk of Dementia

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In a new study, hearing loss was significantly associated with a 7% higher risk of dementia, while hearing aids were shown to reduce such risks.

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Risk of dementia was nearly three times higher the first year after a stroke

American Heart News - Stroke News

Research Highlights: In a large population study conducted in Canada, the risk of dementia was nearly 3 times higher in the first year after a stroke, then fell to a 1.5-times times increased risk by the 5-year mark and remained elevated 20 years later.

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