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Higher cardiovascular risk burden is associated with cognitive decline and neurodegeneration

Higher Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Tied to Cognitive Decline

Also, higher CV risk associated with smaller volumes of hippocampus, gray matter, total brain on MRI
Older adults with both dementia and self-reported visual impairment may be at higher risk for disability than adults with only one of these conditions

Co-Occurring Visual Impairment, Dementia Heighten Disability Risk

Links seen to mobility, self-care, household activity among older adults with either, both conditions
Limited tools are available for identifying

Reviews Assess Tools to Identify, Diagnose, Treat Alzheimer Dementia

Many cognitive tests can differentiate clinical Alzheimer-type dementia from normal cognition
In older women

Visual Impairment May Up Risk for Dementia in Older Women

Objective visual impairment associated with higher risk for incident dementia, mild cognitive impairment
Focused eating habits with high processed meats and unhealthy snacking may be associated with increased dementia risk

Processed Meat, Unhealthy Snack Food Networks Tied to Dementia

Controls without dementia had disconnected food networks reflecting diverse, healthier food choices
Most community-dwelling older adults with newly identified dementia die or are admitted to a long-term care home within five years

Most Older Adults With New Dementia Die Within Five Years

Increased odds of death seen in association with older age, male sex, and presence of organ failure
Long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with a higher risk for dementia

CVD May Play Role in Link Between Air Pollution, Dementia

Heart failure, ischemic heart disease, stroke may contribute to link between air pollution and dementia
For relatively healthy older individuals

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Cut Dementia Risk in Seniors

Risks for dementia, probable Alzheimer disease, MCI not reduced by low-dose aspirin versus placebo
Cancer patients with dementia are less likely to achieve a "good death" than those without

Dementia May Lower Odds of ‘Good Death’ Among Cancer Patients

However, for patients with or without dementia, dying at home tied to greater quality of death
Black and Asian patients with dementia seem not to be receiving the same quality of care as white patients

Racial Disparities Noted in Quality of Care for Dementia

Asian patients less likely to be prescribed antidementia drugs; anxiolytics/hypnotic Rxs lower for blacks