Tag Archives: Dementia

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

Alzheimer’s disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline. But experts say the new results stand out because they’re from a respected national cancer database and the men were… Read More »

People taking antidepressants after the age of 50 are ‘THREE TIMES more likely to get dementia’

People taking antidepressants after the age of 50 are ‘THREE TIMES more likely to get dementia because they may cause nerve damage’ Experts found the rate of dementia was 3.4 times higher in antidepressant users They suggested the impact of the pills on a patient’s brain may be to blame But a researcher said depression… Read More »

Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia

Tens of thousands of people in Ireland are currently living with dementia. Stock picture Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia Independent.ie Twelve lifestyle choices and conditions that fuel dementia have been identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the most definitive list ever of how to avoid mental decline in… Read More »