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Depression and Dementia

Depression and Dementia

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Acting Out Dreams Linked to Development of Dementia, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

SAN DIEGO — The strongest predictor of whether a man is developing dementia with Lewy bodies — the second most common form of dementia in the elderly — is whether he acts out his dreams while sleeping, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered. Patients are five times more likely to have [...]

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Mayo Clinic Announces Collaboration on New Progranulin Blood Test for Dementia

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic today announced that Mayo Medical Laboratories has signed an agreement with A&G Pharmaceutical, Inc. and will receive a non-exclusive license to certain patent rights and proprietary antibody reagents for the detection and measurement of progranulin in blood. This agreement will let Mayo Clinic offer the [...]

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Habit Program

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, we hear from Mayo Clinic Dr. Glenn Smith about a program designed to help those with memory issues. To listen, click the link below. Habit Program

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Mayo Clinic Imaging Studies May Help Diagnose Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Diffusion tensor MR imaging (DTI) provides information on the tissue microstructure in the brain. The data generated by this imaging technology may be helpful in differentiating between various forms of dementias and cognitive impairment in the future. One study looked at the DTI characteristics of patients with dementia with Lewy [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Using Structural MRI May Help Accurately Diagnose Dementia Patients

A Mayo Clinic study may help physicians differentially diagnose three common neurodegenerative disorders in the future. This study was presented at the Alzheimers Association International Conference on Alzheimers Disease in Vienna. In this study, Mayo Clinic researchers developed a framework for MRI-based differential diagnosis of three common neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimers disease [...]

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Imaging Dementia

In this Medical Edge segment, how seeing a problem may help dementia patients down the road. To listen, click the link below. Imaging Dementia

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Imaging Dementia

Memory loss, personality changes, a shrinking ability to do daily tasks. It's not easy to watch a loved one suffer from dementia. It's also not easy at times for doctors to know exactly what kind of dementia a person may have. That's because there's not been a test that can [...]

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Frontotemporal Dementia

Dementia is a problem of the elderly, right? Generally that's true. But there is one form of the disease that can strike people when they are very young, in their 20's or even their teens. It's called Frontotemporal Dementia, or FTD. And while rare, it devastates lives by rapidly turning [...]

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Ovaries and Dementia

Every day up to two-thousand women have hysterectomies. Many of these women also choose to have their ovaries taken out at the same time to remove their risk of ovarian cancer. But for younger women who are not at high risk for ovarian cancer, doctors at Mayo Clinic are [...]

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Studying Body’s Defense System to Find Treatments for Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle have received a $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to take a new and more expanded approach to identifying drug targets to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The investigators are working together to [...]

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Teachers More Likely to Have Progressive Speech and Language Disorders

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a surprising occupational hazard for teachers: progressive speech and language disorders.  The research, recently published in American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, found that people with speech and language disorders are about 3.5 times more likely to be teachers than patients with Alzheimer’s dementia. [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Regular physical exercise has powerful effect on brain health

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 68 and understand that exercise is good for my health, but I recently read that exercise can also reduce the risk of developing dementia. Is that true, and if so, do researchers know why? ANSWER: Perhaps one of the most feared conditions associated with aging [...]

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Monday's Housecall

  THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Stress assessment: Rate your stress — Don't wait until stress has a negative impact on your health, relationships or quality of life. Start practicing a range of stress management techniques today. Expert Answers Hygiene hypothesis: Early germ exposure prevents asthma? Menstrual cycle: What's normal, what's not [...]

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Anesthesia No Threat For Long-Term Dementia

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that elderly patients who receive anesthesia are no more likely to develop long-term dementia or Alzheimer’s disease than other seniors. Pediatric anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, David Warner, M.D., says, “It’s reassuring we’re adding to the body of knowledge that there is not an association of [...]

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A Meeting of the Minds, For the Minds

With eight national championships and more wins than any other NCAA basketball coach, former University of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt is no stranger to standing ovations. But none may have been as heartfelt as the one she received at the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday. [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Effects of most concussions not long-lasting, but rest following injury is important

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What happens to the brain when someone suffers a concussion? Do concussions increase the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease?  ANSWER: A concussion is a brain injury that changes the way your brain functions. The effects of most concussions are not long-lasting. But to avoid permanent damage, [...]

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Novel Protein May Help Detect Lou Gehrig's Disease and Dementia

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered an abnormal protein that accumulates in the brains of many patients affected with two common neurodegenerative disorders — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, and frontotemporal dementia. They say their findings have uncovered a potentially new therapeutic target and biomarker [...]

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The Road Map to Alzheimer's Disease

Mayo Clinic researchers have created a map of the brain and found that activity lingers longer, in certain areas, in those with Alzheimer’s than it does in healthy people.  The results suggest varying brain activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. They compared brain activity to a complex network, with [...]

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Medical Costs Increase For Dementia Patients

JOURNALISTS: Mayo Clinic is presenting several abstracts at the American Academy of Neurology 2012 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  Mayo experts are available for comment.  Contact: Brian Kilen 507-284-5005 (days) 507-284-2511 (evenings) newsbureau@mayo.edu. Medical costs rise significantly as patients move from normal cognition through mild cognitive impairment to full-blown dementia: Researchers studied 3,591 patients [...]

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