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Rapid blood pressure drops in middle age linked to dementia in old age

Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later.



For women, caffeine could be ally in warding off dementia

Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption of more than 261 mg per day was associated with a 36 percent reduction in the risk of incident dementia over 10 years of follow-up. This level is equivalent to two to three 8-oz cups of coffee per day, five to six 8-oz cups of black tea, or seven to eight 12-ounce cans of cola.



Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

Researchers have identified 24 compounds -- including caffeine -- with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.

For further details please see link https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170307130903.htm 


The way the brain processes speech could serve as a predictor of early dementia

Early dementia is typically associated with memory and thinking problems, but older adults should also be vigilant about hearing and communication problems, suggest new recent findings.

Please see link for further details  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170315125552.htm



'Sniff test' may be useful in diagnosing early Alzheimer's disease

Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists' offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer's, and now a new study confirms that administering a simple 'sniff test' can enhance the accuracy of diagnosing this dreaded disease. For further information please click here