A new study has suggested that anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. Observing patients for risk factors could help in the early treatment of the disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2018
A Type 2 diabetes drug presented new hope in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Containing three growth factors, it proved to be effective in reducing brain inflammation, and much more.
Medicine January 2, 2018
Playing 3D video games like 'Super Mario 64' was found to possibly prevent dementia. It stimulates the hippocampus, which increases its capacity to hold long-term memory.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 26, 2017
Researchers discovered a possible link between regularly eating leafy greens and a delayed onset of dementia among older people. For people who would like to prevent the decline of their mental health, this is another reason to consume more salads.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 21, 2017
By 2060, 15 million Americans will have Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. For now, there's no cure, but the study aims to find effective prevention measures to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Neuroscience December 9, 2017
Bill Gates personally invested $50 million into research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The multi-billionaire is known for his philanthropic work and monetary contribution toward disease-related research.
Neuroscience November 14, 2017
Markers of Alzheimer's disease were found in the brains of dead dolphins that had washed ashore. Do these wild animals exhibit the same symptoms of memory loss that characterize dementia in humans?
Neuroscience October 24, 2017
Researchers used a simple and affordable smell test to determine Alzheimer's risk. Besides the inability to detect the scents of peppermint, orange, fish, rose and leather, here are other early warning signs of dementia.
Neuroscience October 2, 2017
Medical researchers have found artificial intelligence as a valuable ally in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. An algorithm developed by a team from the University of Bari proved that AI can be a powerful weapon against the dreaded disease.
Neuroscience September 18, 2017
The American Heart Association suggests keeping 'Life's Simple 7' in mind to keep the brain healthy. These health factors and behaviors help keep both the heart and brain in optimal conditions.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017
People who lack REM sleep are likely to develop some form of dementia. Here are some of the signs that can indicate a person lacks enough sleep at night.
Neuroscience August 26, 2017
Testing a patient’s ability to identify objects using odor could help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier. Researchers have found the link between the olfactory sense and Alzheimer’s progression.
Neuroscience August 19, 2017
Dementia prevention techniques that involve diet, quitting smoking, and changing one's lifestyle may slash cases by one-third, experts reveal. Learn how leading a healthier life could save you from this brain disorder.
Public Health July 20, 2017
Speech problems may reflect not just less fluency and communication prowess, but also early signs of cognitive decline that could pave the way for Alzheimer's disease later on. Read on for the study details.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 18, 2017
Four new studies found evidence suggesting that stress of poverty and racism are factors that can increase risk of dementia in African Americans. The findings back up earlier studies that link stress and changes in the brain.
Neuroscience July 17, 2017
Poor quality sleep can lead to buildup of amyloid and tau, compounds linked to Alzheimer's disease. Experts and studies, however, offer hints that may help people with sleep problems such as insomnia.
Public Health July 11, 2017
Poor sleep quality, morning drowsiness, and other sleep problems may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study revealed. Researchers detected several hallmarks of Alzheimer’s in healthy elderly.
Neuroscience July 6, 2017
A brain game developed by Cambridge University researchers has shown positive results in improving the memory and motivation of patients with mild memory problems. Neuroscientists hope the game could be tested in a large-scale study.
Neuroscience July 3, 2017
Alzheimer's disease patients may benefit from using epilepsy drugs. The treatment was found to have effect on the brain activity of patients with mild form of the progressive brain disorder.
Neuroscience June 25, 2017
A team of experts found no strong evidence to support current intervention methods against cognitive decline and dementia. However, they found that brain training, blood pressure management, and increased physical activity show the most promise among intervention methods.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2017
Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for both the heart and the brain. In fact, eating meals with extra virgin olive oil might help preserve memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease, a new mice study revealed.
Neuroscience June 21, 2017
The latest CDC report shows a 54.5 increase in Alzheimer’s disease-related deaths in the United States. More deaths are also recorded at home instead of in facilities.
Public Health May 26, 2017
Medicinal marijuana has been legalized in 29 U.S. states because of its numerous health benefits. Researchers have studied the active ingredients in the cannabis plant and found it can ease a variety of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Medicine May 10, 2017
Diet soda is not a healthier option to sugary drinks. Besides diet soda's links to stroke and dementia, here are other reasons why health experts advise steering away from beverages that use artificial sweeteners.
Public Health April 23, 2017
People who consume at least one diet drink per day were found to have nearly three times the risk of suffering from dementia or stroke. What are the other health risks posed by these artificially-sweetened beverages?
Public Health April 20, 2017
Researchers may have found a potential cure for Huntington's disease. Scientists studied the progression of the disease using mice and human stem cells and surmised that a cure for the fatal disease may be possible.
Public Health April 10, 2017
23andMe genetic tests can predict risk for only 10 diseases or health conditions. Here are other things consumers should know before using and spending money on this DNA testing kit.
Public Health April 8, 2017
New research shows that it may be possible to predict which individuals are at a risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Scientists reveal that there are multiple genetic reasons behind people being afflicted with the condition.
Public Health March 23, 2017
The number of Alzheimer’s patients who succumb to the disease has doubled in the last 15 years. As the aging population grows larger, the Alzheimer’s Association calls for early diagnosis.
Neuroscience March 8, 2017
Prolonged sleeping could indicate chemical changes in the brain that occur with the development of dementia. Besides longer sleep, here are other warning signs that may hint at an increased risk for the neurological condition.
Neuroscience February 26, 2017
Through the years, researchers have compiled countless reasons why reading a book is good for your health and wellness. Here are five research-based benefits to begin with.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017
According to a new study, glucose disables an enzyme that resists Alzheimer's disease. The new finding will help in devising a new approach to finding a cure for Alzheimer's.
Public Health February 24, 2017
A new study has found that seniors taking over nine hours of sleep each night may be facing a higher risk of dementia in later years. Are new long-sleepers actually getting set up for the disease?
Neuroscience February 23, 2017
With the 21st Century Cures Act and greater funding into research initiatives on the disease, is Alzheimer's disease actually close to being solved? And does the amyloid buildup hypothesis still hold despite a failed clinical trial?
Neuroscience February 14, 2017
Some of the patients who were given fake Alzheimer's disease diagnosis resigned from their jobs, underwent treatment and sold their possessions. One killed himself.
Neuroscience February 10, 2017
Looking for another reason to eat more fruits? Researchers are saying that eating grapes every day can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, improving attention and memory levels in individuals with early memory decline.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017
Tiny and inhalable air pollutants called PM2.5 increase risk for cognitive decline and dementia in older women. How do these fine particles cause mental health problems?
Public Health January 31, 2017
Alzheimer’s disease typically occurs in old age but now researchers have discovered the neurodegenerative condition may take root earlier when vitamin A deficiency is present during pregnancy or early after birth.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017
A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis says a synthetic molecule can reverse neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, by inhibiting the production of tau protein tangles.
Neuroscience January 27, 2017
New research has shown that both meditation and listening to music can help reverse the effects of the preclinical Alzheimer's disease. The subjects of the clinical trial showed consistent improvements in subjective memory function, an indicator of pre-Alzheimer's.
Neuroscience January 24, 2017
A study published recently shows that people with high blood pressure will be at lesser risk to suffer from dementia. The study was conducted on people aged 90 or above.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017
People who live near busy roads have increased risk of developing dementia. How does high traffic roads influence the likelihood of a person having to develop neurological problems such as Alzheimer's disease?
Neuroscience January 5, 2017
A single protein named Nrf2 could help in the treatment of various neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, reports a recent study. When Nrf2 was activated it took part in several house-keeping activities and restored the neural cells’ functions by eliminating the mutated proteins, noted the researchers.
Neuroscience January 1, 2017
Going to the sauna may be a way of relaxing one’s mind and body but it actually has hidden advantages. According to a recent study, men who take frequent sauna baths have a lower risk of dementia.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 31, 2016
Paint strokes of seven famous painters revealed that patterns in paintings may hint the onset of neurodegenerative disorders in artists. How does fractal analysis help detect the onset of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease?
Public Health December 29, 2016