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Giving Sleeping Pills To Dementia Patients With Insomnia May Raise Fracture Risk By 40 Percent

The so-called Z-drugs often prescribed for people with insomnia may increase the risk of fracture by 40 percent. Here are some alternatives to giving sleeping pills to dementia patients.

Medicine July 26, 2018

Having High Blood Pressure Late In Life May Lead To Brain Illness, Study Warns

Elderly people with higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, a new study found. The researchers also saw a link between higher blood pressure in later life and Alzheimer’s disease.

Public Health July 12, 2018

Older Adults That Are 'Skinny Fat' May Develop Dementia

Scientists believe that adults that are considered to be skinny fat may develop dementia later on in their life. The researchers conducted tests on over 300 people to test this theory.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2018

Can Aspirin Cure Alzheimer's Disease? Study Suggests Drug May Reduce Amyloid Plaques In Dementia Patients

Aspirin, an inexpensive drug for pain relief, holds promise for Alzheimer's disease patients. A study involving mice shows it can decrease amyloid plaques in the animals.

Neuroscience July 3, 2018

Research Finds New Evidence Linking Herpes Virus And Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers found herpes virus strains in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, supporting a decades-old theory. Could this lead to new avenues in Alzheimer's research?

Neuroscience June 22, 2018

Sleep, Exercise, And A Little Wine Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Sleep, exercise, and a little wine can help the brain to clean itself and flush out harmful waste associated with Alzheimer’s disease, scientists say. Here's how they came to these conclusions.

Neuroscience June 8, 2018

Alzheimer’s Village Allows Patients To Roam Freely: Why Is Environment Crucial To An Alzheimer’s Brain

Creating an environment suitable for the overall health and well-being of Alzheimer’s patients is a top recommendation. A new Alzheimer’s village in France allows patients with dementia to socialize and roam freely.

Neuroscience June 8, 2018

France Is Building An ‘Alzheimer’s Village’: What Patients Can Do Inside

There’s a so-called Alzheimer’s village being constructed in France, an experiment to determine whether such a settlement will provide better treatment for sufferers of the condition. It is modeled after a similar experiment in the Netherlands.

Neuroscience June 6, 2018

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops As Death Rate Continues To Grow

According to the CDC, the U.S. life expectancy rate has dropped for the third-straight year in 2017. The death rates apparently rose due to certain diseases, including the flu and pneumonia.

Public Health May 24, 2018

Drinking Champagne, Consuming Fish Oil Pills, And Challenging Yourself Are Some Ways To Help Prevent Dementia

A professor from the United Kingdom has given six beneficial ways to help prevent dementia. Some of the suggestions include brain exercise, fish oil pill intake, and drinking at least 3 glasses of champagne a week.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2018

Personalized Music Can Activate Brain Of Dementia Patients

Researchers investigated how listening to music affects dementia patients. They found that personalized music can serve as alternative route to communicate with patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

82 Year-Old Woman Suffering From Dementia Reportedly Regains Her Memory By Sticking To This Diet

An elderly woman and her son created a new diet regimen that helped regain her memory. The woman, 82, was suffering from dementia which she was diagnosed with in 2016.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018

Pokémon GO Helps Find Missing Man With Dementia

A Navy veteran who plays 'Pokémon GO' found an elderly man while visiting a Pokestop. The 83-year-old man has dementia and has been missing from his home a state away.

Neuroscience April 22, 2018

Youth In Polluted Cities Have Higher Risk For Suicide And Alzheimer's Disease

A study from the researchers at the University of Montana revealed that youth, who are living in highly polluted metropolitan areas, were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Also, they are more prone to committing suicide.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 17, 2018

Researchers Propose New Way Of Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Without Relying On Patient Behavior

More people could be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease once a new research framework is put into practice. Scientists propose that Alzheimer’s diagnosis should be based solely on brain tests and not on behavior.

Public Health April 16, 2018

Alzheimer's Disease Gene Successfully Removed From Human Brain: Is This The Cure We've Been Waiting For?

Scientists were able to successfully remove apoE4, a gene that caused Alzheimer's disease, from the human brain. The research might be science's best shot at finding the elusive cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Medicine April 11, 2018

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Alzheimer's Disease: A Sleepless Night May Already Increase Risk

A new study proves the connection between sleep deprivation and the formation of one of the proteins in the brain that doctors use to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that even just one sleepless night leads to higher risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2018

Alzheimer's Disease Will Cost Americans $277 Billion This Year

A report by the Alzheimer's Association revealed that Alzheimer's disease will cost Americans $277 billion in 2018. The figure is expected to increase to over $1 trillion by 2050, if a cure for the dreaded illness is not yet found.

Public Health March 21, 2018

Physically Fit Middle-Age Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely To Develop Dementia

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

Sleepiness During The Day May Be A Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

A new study confirmed the link between sleepiness during the day and the buildup of amyloid in the brain. The accumulation of amyloid is one of the first pre-clinical stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018

New FDA Guidelines Eases Approval For Neurology Drugs Including Treatment for Alzheimer's

The Food and Drug Administration recognized the urgent need for new medical treatments for many neurological disorders. The agency proposed to ease the guidelines for the approval of new drugs for Alzheimer's, epilepsy, migraine, and ALS.

Medicine February 19, 2018

Is Alzheimer's Contagious? Surgical Instruments May Spread Amyloid Protein Linked To Neurological Disease

A study involving CAA patients suggested that amyloid proteins may be transmitted through infected medical tools during brain surgery. Does this mean that Alzheimer's disease can spread from one patient to another?

Neuroscience February 18, 2018

Enzyme Inhibitor May Safely Reverse Alzheimer's Disease And Improve Memory

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

Stimulating Frontal Lobes Of The Brain May Slow Progress Of Alzheimer's Disease

A pilot study performed deep brain stimulation of the frontal lobe of Alzheimer’s patients. This approach will determine the efficacy of using brain pacemakers to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

Neuroscience February 1, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury May Still Increase Dementia Risk Years After Accident

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

Naked Mole Rats May Hold Clue To Fountain Of Youth

Naked mole rats should have a lifespan of six years but they can live to more than 30 years. These burrowing rodents may hold the secrets of longevity and treatment to age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's.

Feature | Health January 30, 2018

Poor Sleep Could Be An Early Warning Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

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

Brain Workout: Aerobic Exercise May Help Delay, Improve Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

Exercise has long been prescribed to improve the brain health of older adults. Now, researchers have found that aerobic exercise is the best to delay Alzheimer's disease or improve its symptoms.

Neuroscience January 27, 2018

Curry Ingredient Curcumin May Improve Mood And Memory In Just 18 Months

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

Anxiety Could Be An Early Indicator Of Alzheimer's Disease -- Study

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

Diabetes Drug May Reverse Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease

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

Super Mario Video Game May Help Prevent Dementia

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

Eating Leafy Greens Daily May Help Prevent Dementia And Keep Your Brain Younger

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

15 Million Americans May Have Alzheimer's By 2060, And There's More Bad News

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' 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

AI Arrives As The Newest And Most Powerful Weapon For Early Alzheimer's Disease Detection

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

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

Loss Of Sense Of Smell Linked To Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

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

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

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