Middle-age women who are highly fit are 90 percent less likely to be diagnosed of dementia within 44 years. If they do develop the neurological disease, they get diagnosed 11 years later than their moderately fit counterparts.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2018
A new study links alcohol use disorders to all types of dementia especially early-onset dementia. Heavy alcohol consumption can lead to cognitive decline and permanent brain damage.
Neuroscience February 21, 2018
Adults born with congenital heart disease show an increased risk of dementia, a new study has found. People with dementia experience problems with short-term memory loss, confusion, reduced concentration, personality changes, and depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2018
Findings of a study involving mice showed that BACE1 inhibitors could be safely used to treat Alzheimer's disease patients. How do these work to treat the most common form of dementia?
February 16, 2018
Antipsychotic drugs may increase risk of death in dementia patients. Why do nursing homes continue to give these medications to their residents including those not diagnosed of conditions these drugs were designed for?
Public Health February 6, 2018
Fancy having a drink or two at the end of the day? A new study shows that low alcohol consumption could help improve the brain's waste removal process.
Neuroscience February 2, 2018
Traumatic brain injury patients still face a greater risk of dementia decades after the accident. Experts offered advice on how those with TBI can reduce their risk of developing the neurological disorder.
Neuroscience January 31, 2018
Do you take daytime naps often or wake up frequently at night? A new study indicates that disturbances in a person’s sleep-wake cycle and internal body clocks may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2018
Curcumin, an ingredient found in Indian curry, were linked to improvements in memory and mood of participants in an 18-month study. Those who consumed curcumin also showed less signals of tau and amyloid, proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2018
The American Academy of Neurology released new guidelines that recommended exercise to patients with mild cognitive impairment. Regular exercise may help improve thinking ability and boost memory, resulting in the delayed onset of dementia.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2017
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
A new research found that eating a serving of leafy greens a day helps keep your brain a decade younger. Are there other things recent research has found to prevent cognitive decline?
Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 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
A review of four findings indicated that dementia cannot be prevented by following a healthy diet, training the brain, taking vitamins, or exercising regularly. The research was conducted by a team from Minnesota.
December 19, 2017
A recent study suggested that people who have never been married have a higher chance of getting dementia. Widowed people also have a relatively increased risk of developing the mental affliction.
Public Health November 29, 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
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
Researchers found that people who experienced lesser amounts of REM sleep are more at risk of developing dementia in the long run. The results of the study show a strong correlation between REM sleep and increased dementia risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 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
An elderly woman with dementia passed away two days after ingesting two packets of laundry pods. Hers is the sixth death of an adult with dementia due to ingesting laundry pods.
Public Health June 18, 2017
People who act out their dreams are likely to develop Parkinson's disease and Lewy bodies dementia. More than 80 percent of those with REM sleep behavior disorder develop neurodegenerative diseases.
Public Health May 30, 2017
A study revealed that physically intensive video games helped increase memory and brain functions among the elderly. It was reported that physical activity through these games was more beneficial than ordinary exercise and activity among elderly.
Public Health May 4, 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
Artificially sweetened beverages like diet soft drinks have been positioned as a healthful alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. A number of studies, however, have warned of the various dangers of diet sodas and their artificial sweeteners.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 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
A new study has brought focus to the lack of quality sleep among old people. Many seniors get disturbed sleep from recurring wakefulness, leading to a range of disorders including memory loss.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2017
Could fading sense of smell mean death is closer? A Swedish study suggests that people in their middle age or older suffering from impaired sense of smell are more likely to die within 10 years.
Public Health March 23, 2017
Researchers in the United States have expressed concern that despite the proven potential of cannabis to treat Alzheimer’s disease, whose numbers and costs are spiraling, the federal regulators are blocking the opportunity to cure millions of people.
Medicine March 18, 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
Need a reason to justify your coffee habit? Here’s one: your regular dose of caffeine could be protecting you against dementia, according to research from Indiana University.
Healthy Living/Wellness 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
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
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
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