Dementia

Leafy green vegetables may slow mental deterioration

Leafy green vegetables may slow mental deterioration

Researchers have found that a single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may slow dementia.

Caregivers may want to nix cancer screening for patients with dementia

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Many people caring for a family member with dementia want to put an end to screening the person for cancer as the dementia progresses, and are relieved when health care providers bring up the topic, according to the findings of a small focus-group study.

Older people with Alzheimer's less likely to have cancer, and vice versa

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Although the occurrence of both cancer and Alzheimer's disease increases exponentially with age, researchers have discovered an inverse relationship between the two illnesses.

Drug may reduce cognitive decline following radiation for brain metastases

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Memantine, which is already approved to help improve cognition in some patients with dementia, may limit declines in memory and cognitive function in patients who are undergoing WBRT to treat cancer that has spread to the brain.

Better care for end-stage dementia

End of life care for older people in the final stages of dementia needs urgent improvement, the authors of a review have concluded.

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