Should Brain Scans Diagnose Dementia?
Dementia causes changes in the brain. But should brain imaging be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease? Experts say that doctors should use imaging cautiously.
How Much do Dementia Treatments Help?
Treatments for dementia target symptoms. Many help improve memory and thinking. But does improving symptoms lead to better quality of life?
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.
Memantine Doesn’t Work for all Dementias
Medications for Alzheimer’s disease are sometimes used to treat other types of dementia, like frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). But they may not be all that helpful.
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.
Alzheimer's Now Linked to Diabetes
From your head to your toes, diabetes can affect many aspects of your health. This common condition may even harm your ability to think and process information.
Hearing Loss and the Aging Brain
Some degree of hearing loss is expected in the later years of life. But does fuzzy sound mean more than just not hearing the doorbell ring?
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.
Surgical Menopause Treatment Options
The average age for natural menopause (a woman's last period) is 51. But some women experience menopause earlier, whether naturally or because of surgery.