Binge Drinking & Cognitive Decline
Cognitive decline and memory loss are precursors to dementia. Adults over the age of 65 who binge drink have shown signs of memory problems and loss of cognitive function.
Focus on Risk Reduces Stroke and Dementia Deaths
Helping stroke and dementia patients live longer may not be as complicated as it sounds. When doctors focus on the risk factors for stroke and dementia, fewer die or need expensive long-term care.
New Risk Factor for Dementia Discovered
Looking for biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may lead scientists to new treatments. Biomarkers are proteins found in the body that are linked to AD.
A Timeline for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Recent research found that changes in the brain and body may begin years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s di sease (AD) begin.
Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can progress into other forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease. Science is trying to find ways to predict when MCI will get worse.
Alzheimers - One Cell at a Time
Researchers are learning how Alzheimer’s disease (AD) changes the brain. Memory loss is thought to result from brain cell damage, but how the damage happens is not totally clear.
Feeling Young Leads to Thinking Young
Feeling young at any age may influence the way you think. New research shows that it may even influence your scores on a dementia test.
Diabetes Speeds Up Cognitive Decline
Diabetes affects much more than blood sugar. The disease can cause problems in the brain and nervous system, which means that the mental health of diabetes patients could be at stake.
Healthy Habits Ward Off Dementia
The risk of dementia is higher in diabetic patients that also have depression. Healthy diet, exercise and treatment for depression may help lower this risk significantly.
Tai Chi for the Soul, Body and Mind
You've seen them in parks or in films: rows of older men and women moving through the slow, graceful movements of tai chi. And it may be more than their bodies that they are improving.