It Affects The Brain And Has A Number Of Symptoms Ranging From Memory Loss To Mood Swings And Depression .
Early atherosclerotic plaques in the vessel wall regress completely when cholesterol levels are lowered Friday 28 February 2014 - 2am PST Fri 28 Feb 2014 - 2am PST 0 0 ratings Early but not advanced forms of atherosclerotic plaques in the vessel wall disappear when the levels of 'bad' cholesterol are lowered, according to a study in mice from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The findings, published in PLoS Genetics , indicate that preventative cholesterol-lowering treatment could prevent more advanced, clinically relevant plaque to develop. Almost half of all deaths worldwide are caused by strokes and heart attacks . The main underlying cause is atherosclerosis , where fat accumulates in the blood vessel walls in the so-called plaques. Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease where advanced and unstable plaques develop over time. When these plaques burst a blood clot is created, which in turn could cause stroke or heart attack, depending on how and where the blood clot is formed.
The Findings, Published In Plos Genetics , Indicate That Preventative Cholesterol-lowering Treatment Could Prevent More Advanced, Clinically Relevant Plaque To Develop.
Drugs And Alcohol Issues May Affect Older People Differently, But That Does Not Make Them Less Real Or Important.
It concludes that greater awareness of this issue is the critical first step to providing more effective support, with a need for specialist services that are age-appropriate and improved awareness and support in other care settings, including primary and social care. Marcus Roberts, DrugScope's Chief Executive said: "Drug and alcohol policy and practice - and the attention of the media - invariably focuses on young people. Drugs and alcohol issues may affect older people differently, but that does not make them less real or important. They may be a symptom of other problems, such as loneliness and isolation, caring for a partner, bereavement or the struggle to make ends meet. "The facts and figures in the report speak for themselves and with the numbers of older people as a percentage of the population continuing to rise, this is not an issue that we can ignore. The barriers to older people accessing help and support need to be addressed. These can range from a belief on the part of professionals that older people can't change, to embarrassment on the part of the individual at having to ask for help. We also need to develop a range of age-appropriate interventions, and to make the connections between drug and alcohol issues and older people policy, both nationally and locally.
The work is published in the journal Alzheimer's Research and Therapy and shows that non-pharmacological programs and interventions can play a role in improving care for people with dementia and their family caregivers. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. It affects the brain and has a number of symptoms ranging from memory loss to mood swings and depression . Partners in Dementia Care (PDC) is a partnership between healthcare and community agencies that provides care coordination for medical and non-medical needs of both patients and carers. The program consists of assessment setting goals, and ongoing care goals to facilitate improved cooperation between medical care and community services. Baseline interviews were conducted with 333 patients, 263 of whom completed six month follow-ups and 194 had 12-month follow-ups. Those on the care programme had significantly less adverse outcomes at six months than those receiving usual care, particularly for more impaired patients. This included: reduced relationship strain and depression; reduced unmet need, and less embarrassment about memory problems.
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