Two drugs commonly prescribed to treat heart disease and angina, are well tolerated in stroke patients. Early indications suggest the treatments may help to improve blood vessel function in the arms and brain, and may also improve cognitive skills.
Researchers report applying ultrasound to the whole brain improves cognitive dysfunction in mouse models of dementia. A clinical trial is currently underway to test the effectiveness in humans with the neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers report the chronic use of drugs to treat heartburn and GERDS can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and renal failure.
A new study reports on significant variations in dementia incidences among six ethnic and racial groups within the same geographical population.
Researchers are looking at whether short, daily bouts of limb compression can help to reduce dementia.