Lonely Heart Club's Dementia Risk
Many seniors live alone in their golden years, but this doesn't mean they're lonely. But feeling lonely may affect how long they are able to live alone before developing dementia.
That Which Doesn't Starve You…
They say that which does not kill you makes you stronger. In one sense, that may be right. African-Americans who went hungry as kids saw their cognitive skills last longer as seniors.
Meeting the Needs of Dementia Patients
Mental disorders in the elderly, like dementia, can create many special needs for the patient and their caregivers. Many of the needs may be met, but some may not.
Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s
Men and women are different in many ways, and their brains are a bit different, too. So researchers wanted to know how Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affected the brains of men and women.
Keeping Active to Slow Alzheimer’s
An active lifestyle can keep you healthy. Staying active may also slow the loss of brain tissue that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A recent study presented at conference found that the more calories elderly people burned doing physical activities, like yard work, the fewer brain cells they lost.
Insomnia, Dementia and Sleep Meds
People with sleep problems may be more likely to develop dementia. A recent study found that taking a sleep med for a long time ups the risk.
Can Medical Tests Predict Alzheimer’s?
Lately, many new medical evaluations seem to be pointing to blood and brain tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in its early stages. But can it be that simple?
Regular Exercise to Avoid Dementia?
Exercising three times a week for at least 30 minutes can keep your heart healthy. It may also help you avoid dementia. A recent study tracked elderly people who felt their memory was failing.
Stay Active, Keep the Brain Healthy?
As the brain ages, some mental skills may suffer. Staying physically active may be linked to keeping the brain healthy into old age.
Caregiving: Trusting in Self
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be stressful. Believing in yourself and having spiritual beliefs may help offset some of the stress. A recent study found that two qualities worked together to help dementia caregivers deal with stress.