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Marriage May Help Lower Dementia Risk: Study

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' Newest Mission Is To Cure Alzheimer's Disease

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

Alzheimer's Disease Detected In Dolphins: Age-Related Disorder Not A Human-Specific Disease

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

Losing Sense Of Smell Linked To Increased Alzheimer's Risk: Other Early Warning Signs Of Dementia

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

Want To Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age? Take Note Of 7 Things

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

Lack Of REM Sleep Linked To Higher Dementia Risk: Signs You Do Not Get Enough Sleep

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

Poor REM Sleep Linked To Increased Dementia Risk: Study

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

Healthier Living Could Slash Dementia Cases By One-Third: Report

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

Loss Of Certain Speech Abilities And Hearing Deemed Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s

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

Stress Of Poverty, Racial Inequities May Raise Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

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 Night Sleep May Increase Alzheimer's Risk: How To Get Better Sleep According To Scientists

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

Sleep Problems Tied To Increased Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

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

New Brain Game May Help Improve Memory Of Dementia Patients: Study

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

Epilepsy Drug May Help Restore Normal Brain Activity In Alzheimer's Disease Patients

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

Laundry Pods Pose Lethal Risks To Adults With Dementia

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

Sleep Disorder Could Be An Early Warning Sign Of Parkinson's Disease And Dementia

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

Playing Video Games Can Help Boost Memory And Prevent Dementia In Elderly People: Study

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 May Triple Stroke Risks: Other Reasons Why Artificially Sweetened Beverages Are Not The Healthier Option

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

Diet Soda Tied To Stroke And Dementia: Other Ill Effects Linked To The Popular Beverage

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

Diet Soda Linked To Increased Risk For Stroke And Dementia

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

Confirmed: Sleeping Gets Tougher As You Get Older

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

Fading Sense Of Smell Could Mean Death Is Closer: Study

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

Cannabis Can Help Cure Alzheimer's If Lawmakers Are Flexible: Experts

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

Alzheimer’s Fatalities Doubled: Twice As Many Americans Died From Dementia In The Last 15 Years

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

Your Coffee Habit Could Be Protecting You Against Dementia

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

More Than 9 Hours Of Sleep Could Indicate Alzheimer's Disease: Here Are Other Warning Signs Of Dementia

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

Is Prolonged Sleep An Early Warning Sign Of Dementia?

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

More Than 50 Patients File Lawsuit Over Fake Alzheimer's Diagnoses

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

Grapes Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Improve Attention And Memory, Says Study

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

Air Pollution Study Reveals Fine Particle Pollutants May Cause Dementia

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

High Blood Pressure In Later Life Reduces Dementia Risk

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

Living Near Road With Busy Traffic? You're Up To 12 Percent More Likely To Develop Dementia

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

Spending Time At The Sauna Lowers Dementia Risk For Men: Study

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

US Dementia Rates Drop With Improvements In Education And Heart Health

U.S. dementia rate has seen a drop between the years 2000 and 2012. Increased level of education and improved treatments for cardiovascular factors may be behind the decline.

Public Health November 22, 2016

Sea Hero Quest Mobile Game Tests Spatial Navigation Skills To Check For Dementia Risk

A new mobile game that tests players’ spatial navigation awareness also doubles as the largest dementia research ever. Scientists hope the game could soon be developed into a diagnostic test for the disease.

Neuroscience November 17, 2016

Mars Mission: Astronauts Going To Red Planet Face Dementia, Brain Damage Risks

Astronauts who will take part in NASA's manned Mars mission will be exposed to galactic cosmic rays during their trip to the Red Planet. This can cause dementia and long-term brain damage.

Space October 11, 2016

How To Reduce Risks Of Dementia? Ladies, Have A Cup (Or Three) Of Coffee A Day

Researchers have discovered that caffeine may have a hand in reducing dementia risk in women. Sounds like a great reason for a coffee break, right ladies?

Healthy Living/Wellness October 7, 2016

Caffeine Compounds Show Potential In Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Caffeine-based chemical compounds are capable of halting the progression of Parkinson’s disease, reports a recent study. Meanwhile, caffeine is also found to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in older women.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2016

Calcium Supplements Linked To Increased Dementia Risk In Older Women Who Had Stroke

Calcium supplements may help ward off bone damage such as osteoporosis but these may also increase dementia risk in older women who had stroke. Will this change prescribing practices?

Medicine August 18, 2016

Menstrual Pain Reliever Drug Mefenamic Acid Shows Promise As Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Mefenamic acid, which is used to relieve menstrual pain, has shown promise as treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Additional studies are still needed to determine the drug's effectiveness and side effects in patients with dementia.

Medicine August 12, 2016

Brain Games, Training Programs Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Computerized brain-training programs or 'brain games' can help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's among healthy individuals. The analysis of a 10-year study could lead to new preventive measures against neurodegenerative diseases.

Neuroscience July 25, 2016

Changes In Personality, Behavior Might Be Harbinger Of Dementia

Sudden and long-time changes in mood, personality or behavior may be an early sign of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a new report suggests. Researchers in Canada created a questionnaire that may indicate risks of early progression.

Neuroscience July 24, 2016

Alzheimer's Gene Starts To Show Effects On Brain As Early As Preschool

Children with the APOE e4 variant, a gene tied to increased odds for Alzheimer's disease, were found to have a smaller hippocampus, the brain region linked to memory formation. They also performed worse on memory and thinking skills tests.

Neuroscience July 14, 2016

Disease Type May Dictate Quality Of End-Of-Life Care: Study

Patients suffering from dementia or cancers may receive more end-of-life care compared with people dying from other diseases. Findings suggest that illness type may dictate the quality of care dying patients receive.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016

Memory Loss In People With Alzheimer's Disease Reversible: Here's Why New Broad-Based Treatment Worked

Using broad-based and personalized treatments, researchers were able to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients. What made this new therapeutic approach effective?

Neuroscience June 19, 2016

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