Tag: dementia risk

Innovation, Research

Schizophrenia may increase dementia risk by 2.5 times

October 6, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

People with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely than those without a psychotic disorder to eventually develop dementia, according to a review of evidence led by UCL researchers. The new systematic review and meta-analysis, published in […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Study finds hearing aids may protect against dementia

July 16, 2019


Called PROTECT, the study builds on recent findings by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care, which indicated that hearing loss is a key risk factor for dementia. According to the latest research, which involved 25,000 people aged […]

Innovation, Research

These common drugs may increase dementia risk

June 25, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

New research by scientists from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom has analyzed the link between a certain class of drugs and the risk of dementia. The drugs in question, called anticholinergics, work by inhibiting a chemical messenger […]

Innovation, Research

Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%

June 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. More specifically, the atria of the heart — the chambers that receive blood and pump it out to the heart’s ventricles and the rest of the body — […]


Study: Staying Active In Middle Age May Decrease Dementia Risk Decades Later

February 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

Staying active in middle age may be an effective way to reduce risk of developing dementia decades later, according to a new study that tracked outcomes in a group of people for more than 40 years. While we still don’t […]


Specific brain-training technique shown to reduce dementia risk

August 5, 2016

Via: Medical News Today

Although many so-called brain-training products claim to keep minds sharper and stave off dementia, evidence in support has not been overwhelming. The latest analysis, however, finds that not all brain-training is equal. There are many companies that offer computerized brain-training […]