Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Calcium supplementation and risk of dementia in women with cerebrovascular disease

Be careful out there.
http://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/medical-news-article/2016/08/22/cerebrovascular-disease-calcium-supplementation-dementia/6824758/?
Neurology®, 08/22/2016
This longitudinal population–based study coordinated to describe the association between calcium supplementation with the development of dementia in women with cerebrovascular disease after a 5–year follow–up. The study found that calcium supplementation may increase the risk of developing dementia in elderly women. These findings need to be confirmed, because this sample was relatively small and the study was observational.

Methods

  • The authors derived this sample from the Prospective Population Study of Women and H70 Birth Cohort Study in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • They included 700 dementia–free women aged 70–92 years.
  • The women underwent comprehensive neuropsychiatric and somatic examinations, at baseline in 2000–2001, and at follow–up in 2005–2006.
  • They performed a CT scan in 447 participants at baseline.
  • They collected information on the use and dosage of calcium supplements, and diagnosed dementia according to DSM–III–R criteria.

Results

  • As compare to women not given supplementation (n = 602), the women who treated with calcium supplements (n = 98) were at a higher risk of developing dementia (odds ratio [OR] 2.10, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.01–4.37, p = 0.046) and the subtype stroke–related dementia (vascular dementia and mixed dementia) (OR 4.40, 95% CI 1.54–12.61, p = 0.006).
  • As per this stratified analyses, calcium supplementation was connected with the development of dementia in groups with a history of stroke (OR 6.77, 95% CI 1.36–33.75, p = 0.020) or presence of white matter lesions (OR 2.99, 95% CI 1.28–6.96, p = 0.011), but not in groups without these conditions.
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