Lifestyle Management Impacts Dementia

Being poor later in life may boost the risk of dementia by 50 percent, new research suggests. “Our study confirms that the risk of dementia is reduced among well-off older people compared with those who have fewer economic resources,” said lead researcher Dorina Cadar, Ph.D.,…

Dementia Help for “After Diagnosis”

The Dementia Spotlight Foundation, founded in January of 2016, is a local organization working to educate the community about dementia. “We hope to help make Decatur the first Dementia Inclusive city in the State of Georgia,” according to the organization. “To do this, we are…

Risk Factors for Dementia

Snoring – Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – Breathing starts and stops, already linked to high blood pressure and heart disease, may also be tied to poorer cognitive performance and an increased risk of dementia. By treating OSA the risk may be lowered. Drinking diet soda…

Story of Thickened Liquids

This week’s JAMA IM includes a case of a woman in her 90s with advanced dementia who was started on honey-thickened liquids for aspiration prevention. She subsequently “refused nearly all food and thickened liquids, turning her head when nurses attempted one-on-one feeding” and was transitioned…