Health News

Games Boost Memory
Just like cars, our brains also get clogged-up and rusty when we don’t use them, and new research suggests that brain inactivity can worsen symptoms of dementia.
“Exergames” Better than Exercise
Videogames tend to get a bad rap because of all the couch time they require. However, recent research demonstrates that some provide more holistic benefits than typical exercising. 
Treating Dementia Differently
Comorbidity within disease can cause a variety of issues in terms of symptoms and treatment, and a new study looks into its effects on patients with Down's syndrome. 
Brain Drain Begins in 40s
While past research suggests mental decline begins around retirement, recent research demonstrates cognitive degradation occurs as early as forty-five years old.
A Silent Explanation for Memory Loss
Developing memory loss as you age? The culprit for memory loss in some elderly patients may be linked to silent strokes that caused small pockets of dead brain cells.
Dementia Linked to Circadian Rhythm
Dementia more often occurs in elderly women who are physically inactive, are active later in the day, or have abnormal sleep-wake schedules.
Marker Identifies Dementia Type
Symptoms of different types of dementia are similar, which can make it tough to give patients an accurate diagnosis. A marker that detects brain plaques can help doctors tell them apart.
Is Hypertension Linked to Dementia?
Could common conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes influence dementia? New findings suggest a possible link.
Dementia Caregivers Prone to Poor Health
Caregivers of dementia patients may be spending so much time focusing on loved ones that they are left with little time to manage their own lives. This heightened stress may be putting their health at risk.
Dementia Hospitalizations Increasing
Even though the the rapidly growing over 85 age group represents only 2 percent of the U.S. population, they represent 40 percent of all hospitalizations associated with dementia.