Offbeat Heartbeat and an Aging Mind
Old age can bring with it a host of mental and physical issues, including heart conditions and cognitive problems such as dementia and memory troubles.
Killing Two Ills with One Pill
The dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured, but medication is available to improve the ability to think and remember.
Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher has Died
Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female British Prime Minister, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 87.
Vascular Health Test For Dementia Risk
Sometimes, certain medical tools are found to do more than they were intended. For example, one test for heart disease and stroke may also come in handy when assessing dementia risk.
Stroke Strikes Again with Dementia
When a patient suffers a stroke, he or she has a significant risk of having another one down the road. Knowing which symptoms can predict the second stroke can help docs and families prepare.
Antioxidants for the Brain
Antioxidants - which are found in foods like soy products, coffee and fruits - have been shown to be healthy substances for the body. Researchers wanted to see if they could also lower risk of dementia and stroke.
Women’s Heart Problems Linked to MCI
Heart disease has been linked to risk for dementia. But it is not clear which types of dementia are related to heart problems.
An Offbeat Heart May Mess With the Mind
Heart problems are common among older people. According to recent research, older people with an offbeat heart may also have thinking problems.
Blood Pressure and Brain Damage
Controlling blood pressure is important for heart health. A recent study suggested it may also be important for brain heath.
High Blood Pressure May Affect MCI
High blood pressure can be controlled with medicine, but it often goes unnoticed. In people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), blood pressure issues might affect mental function.