Posts Tagged: dementia

Group calls on international community to prevent dementia by preventing stroke

July 18, 2019

The risk factors for stroke and dementia are the same, and a growing body of evidence demonstrates that preventing stroke can also prevent some dementias. Now, a group of experts…

Western’s Vladimir Hachinski wins 2018 Killam Prize

May 8, 2018

Western University’s Vladimir Hachinski – past president of the World Federation of Neurology and a world-renowned stroke expert – is a 2018 Killam Prize winner for health sciences. The Canada…

Lawson and Western researchers suggest walking and talking can be an early predictor of dementia

May 23, 2017

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an…

Stroke prevention among older Ontarians may also reduce risk of some dementias

May 1, 2017

Ontario’s stroke prevention strategy appears to be having an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors. A new paper by researchers at…

Understanding how chemical changes in the brain affect Alzheimer’s disease

June 22, 2016

A new study from Western University is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an…