Study finds link between eye diseases and Alzheimer's

Degenerative eye diseases associated with Alzheimer's risk

Degenerative eye diseases associated with Alzheimer's risk

She further said that the details this new study provides is incredible as it gives people a choice to take control over their health.

What they found was that patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma were twice as likely to be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.

They were part of the Adult Changes in Thought database started in 1994 by Dr. Eric Larson, who is at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

"We don't mean people with these eye conditions will get Alzheimer's disease", said Dr. Cecilia Lee, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UW School of Medicine.

Jennifer Speckien, Director, Aging and Disability Research Center said that when the subject comes to Alzheimer's disease or Dementia, concentrating on the heart health can act as a helping grace.

A new study shows that aggressively lowering blood pressure can possibly lower the risk of people developing a cognitive disease, which includes symptoms of dementia as well as Alzheimer's disease.

#Video Camello atropellado termina dentro del automóvil
Los hechos ocurrieron en la ciudad de Bikaner en la India , después de que un conductor embistiera a un camello en plena calle. En las imágenes del video se puede ver al enorme mamífero retorciéndose dentro del carro.

"What we found was not subtle", said Dr. Paul Crane, professor of medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, at the UW School of Medicine.

Because our eyes are connected to the central nervous system, doctors chose to look at what's going on in the eye to find out what's also happening in the aging brain.

According to World Health Organization, worldwide there are about 50 million people living with dementia and about 10 million new cases are added every year.

The strongest risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer's disease were age (86 years), black race, female sex, and institutionalization (such as in a nursing home).

Lee said anything happening in the eye may relate to what's happening in the brain, an extension of the central nervous system. The possible connections need more study.

The latest Alzheimer's breakthrough is focused on eyes, which researchers are saying can be "read" for early detection of the disease. Speckien says the disease is impacting more and more people in the local area.

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