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Blood pressure drug may lower dementia risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 13:44

Taking blood pressure drugs known as beta blockers may reduce the risk of brain changes that can lead to Alzheimer`s disease and other types of dementia, according to a study.

Benzodiazepine use doubles dementia risk in over 65s

Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 14:34

Many people over 65 are prescribed benzodiazepines to treat the symptoms of anxiety and sleep disorders.

Fat hormone ups dementia risk in women

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 10:29

A hormone found in body fat may contribute towards increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer`s disease (AD) in women.

Drinking alcohol after age 75 linked to lower risk of dementia

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 00:00

Alcohol consumption after the age of 75 is associated with lower risk of developing dementia.

Hearing loss warning sign of dementia

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 00:00

Those who are hard of hearing have greater chances of developing dementia as they age.

Heavy smoking `doubles dementia risk`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 00:00

Heavy smoking in middle age is linked to more than double the risk for Alzheimer`s disease .

Higher vitamin E intake tied to lower dementia risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 00:00

Older adults who get plenty of vitamin E in their diets may have a somewhat lower risk of developing dementia.

Keeping the aging mind active cuts dementia risk

Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 00:00

Elders who work crossword puzzles, play cards, partake in artistic and organizational activities, and attend movie or theater productions may halve their risk for dementia, report researchers from France.

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