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Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »

Lots of deep sleep can delay onset of dementia because brain ‘washes itself’

Getting a good night’s sleep can delay the onset of dementia later in life, scientists have discovered. How people slumber can be used as a “crystal ball” to predict if they will be hit by Alzheimer’s disease in the future, according to the researchers. Plenty of deep sleep was found to best delay the onset… Read More »

Lewy Body Dementia Research Seeks Faster, Earlier Diagnosis

Imagine driving and forgetting where you’re going. Or feeling tremors in your hands when you try to pick up something. Imagine seeing someone or something that’s not there. These are possible signs of Lewy body dementia (LBD), a complicated memory and movement disease affecting more than 1 million Americans. LBD is associated with abnormal brain… Read More »