Tag Archives: Dementia

Could Gut Bacteria Be Linked to Dementia Risk?

For the study, Dr. Naoki Saji and colleagues at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Obu, Aichi, Japan, analyzed stool samples from 128 older adults — with and without dementia. In general, the investigators found, dementia patients had higher concentrations of certain compounds — including ammonia, indole and phenol — but lower levels… Read More »

The New Old Age: Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn

ImageCreditStuart Briers He was a retired factory worker, living with his wife outside a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom. Once outgoing and sociable, engaged in local activities including a community choir, he’d been jolted by a diagnosis of early dementia. A few months later, at 70, he wouldn’t leave the house alone,… Read More »

The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces

The spouses arriving for the Wednesday afternoon caregivers’ class at the Penn Memory Center in Philadelphia had something on their minds even before Alison Lynn, the social worker leading the session, could start the conversation. A few days before, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had released a letter announcing that she’d been diagnosed… Read More »