Tag Archives: Dementia

Bipolar and Dementia

Even if my bipolar disorder progresses, even if I get dementia, I can still love and be loved. March 25, 2020 by Kitt O’Malley Leave a Comment I fear dementia. Both of my parents have dementia and live in a memory care community. They love one another and seem happy where they are now, but… Read More »

Dementia patients being ‘dumped in hospital’

Dementia patients are being dumped in hospitals in England because of a lack of community care, a charity says. The Alzheimer’s Society called for action, highlighting data showing one in 10 dementia patients spends over a month in hospital after being admitted. The figures also suggested the overall number of emergency admissions among people with… Read More »

Blood scan 'predicts dementia a decade early'

Stock Photo: PA Blood scan ‘predicts dementia a decade early’ Independent.ie A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could become part of future dementia screening, researchers have suggested. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/mental-health/blood-scan-predicts-dementia-a-decade-early-37517394.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article37516993.ece/53184/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews_P-facfc95c-73fe-485d-a04a-225ca6182235_I1.jpg Email A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could become part of future dementia screening, researchers have… Read More »

Doctors Need to Talk to Families About Guns and Dementia

In a nation bitterly divided over gun ownership issues, these efforts have met dissent. Dr. Arthur Przebinda, director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, framed Dr. Wintemute’s efforts as part of a broader anti-gun bias in institutional medicine. Dr. Przebinda said asking physicians to sign such a pledge encourages them “to propagandize Americans against their… Read More »