Tag Archives: dementia

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

Alzheimer’s disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline. But experts say the new results stand out because they’re from a respected national cancer database and the men were… Read More »

Dementia symptoms: This part of the body could reveal likelihood of condition developing

Dementia refers to different types of diseases which affect the brain – the four main types are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, lewy body dementia and frontotemporal dementia. Among the most-recognised symptoms are memory loss, difficulty concentrating and being confused about time and place. But these signs aren’t always easy to spot. Now, new research has… Read More »

Viewpoints: Time To Recognize Deadly Mix Of Dementia And Guns; Finally, The Right Message About Vaccines Is Delivered

Editorial pages focus on these public health topics and others. Bloomberg: Dementia And Firearms Make A Lethal Combination Nationwide since 2012, firearms have been used in at least 15 homicides and more than 95 suicides related to dementia, a Kaiser Health News investigation found. This is probably a severe undercount, because dementia often goes undiagnosed.… Read More »