Staying Fit to Fend off Illness
The risk for various health problems increases with age. But there are steps people can take to help minimize these risks, and exercise seems to be one of those steps.
Working Out Development for Cerebral Palsy
All children develop at different rates even if there are "averages" that exist for the typical child. Children with disabilities may vary even more in their development.
Exercise for the Mind
Mild cognitive impairment causes problems with memory, language and thinking. It can also put people at a greater risk for developing Alzheimer's. For patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), exercising may offer some protection for the mind.
What If You're Not Sleeping Like a Baby?
Waking up a few times each night is normal, whether it's just for a few seconds, a few minutes or longer. But waking up dozens of times each night may be a sign of future problems.
Can Cancer Cancel Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging, although it typically develops in later adulthood. Research is ongoing to find causes and cures for Alzheimer's, including links between Alzheimer's and other diseases.
Diagnosing the Right Kind of Dementia
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, which causes memory loss and behavioral changes. There are other types of dementia, and the correct diagnosis is important for treatment.
To Screen for Dementia or Not
Routine screening for certain diseases comes with aging. But among the general population, pricey screening tests for dementia may not provide any real benefit for seniors who are not at risk.
Your Mind's Stockpile Against MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can seriously affect a person's ability to learn and remember information. But spending the time for leisurely learning early in life may help protect against this mental decline.
Healthy Protection Against Alzheimer’s
There are many reasons to eat a healthy diet low in saturated fat and simple carbs. For individuals with a genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a healthy diet may also help protect their brains.
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.