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Woman Says Hospital Left Her Mother With Alzheimer's Outside Care Facility At 2 A.M.

A woman says that a hospital left her 84-year-old mother with Alzheimer's disease outside her care facility in the middle of the night. She describes the incident as 'criminal.'

Feature | Health February 2, 2019

Here's Why African Americans Are More Likely To Have Alzheimer's Disease Than Whites

Members of the African American community are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other dementia compared with whites. Experts offer several reasons that could explain the increased risk.

Neuroscience January 30, 2019

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Help Reduce Mild Cognitive Impairment Linked To Dementia

Hypertensive adults who lowered their blood pressure to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. The condition, marked by loss of memory and brain processing power, often progresses to Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.

Neuroscience January 28, 2019

Elderly People Can Protect Their Aging Brain From Dementia With Housework, Exercise

Physical activities can protect older adults' brain from dementia. Intense activities and exercises are highly beneficial but light activities such as doing house chores can still provide benefit.

Public Health January 17, 2019

Experimental Stroke Treatment Prevents Alzheimer's In New Study

A team of scientists revealed that an experimental drug developed for stroke has significantly reduced Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice. The drug, they believe, has the potential to stall the progression of the disease in its early stage.

Public Health January 16, 2019

House Passes New Alzheimer's Bill That Gives $20 Million To Research Annually

A new law will direct funds toward the implementation of interventions focusing on early detection and risk reduction of Alzheimer's. The neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Public Health January 7, 2019

Regular Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Significantly Reduce Aging Of Human Brain

People who experienced cognitive decline can still reverse its effects by exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. In a study, participants saw their brain age improve after only six months.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2018

Some Neurons Can Fight Alzheimer's With Self-Cleaning Mechanism

Researchers found that certain neurons that have components of a cellular cleaning system can dispel build-up of tau proteins. Tau proteins have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's.

Neuroscience December 19, 2018

Drinking Orange Juice Can Cut Dementia Risk By As Much As 50 Percent Says Study

Men who drank orange juice every day for two decades are less likely to experience poor cognitive skills later in life. A healthy diet is also linked to a decreased risk of dementia.

Public Health December 11, 2018

Experimental Alzheimer's Vaccine Could Prevent Half Of All Cases, Says Study

A new experimental vaccine promises to delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease by up to five years. The treatment already went through animal testing with promising results and will hopefully get approved for clinical trials.

Medicine November 26, 2018

A Third Of All Males And Half Of All Females Will Suffer From A Stroke, Parkinson's, Or Dementia: Study

A new study found that women have a higher risk of being diagnosed with stroke, dementia, or Parkinson's in their lifetime. Researchers observed more than 12,000 people over the course of 26 years to examine their risk of neurological diseases.

Public Health October 4, 2018

Number Of Alzheimer's Cases Could Double By 2060, Says CDC Study

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia will double by 2060. The study also predicted an increase in cases within the Hispanic community.

Public Health September 23, 2018

Is Alzheimer's An Infectious Disease? 'Germ' Theory Of Alzheimer's Regaining Momentum

Leslie Norins wanted to prove that Alzheimer's is caused by a germ. Earlier this year, he launched a challenge for the scientific community to find the virus or bacteria that causes dementia in millions of people around the world.

Public Health September 12, 2018

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

This Common Painkiller Can Triple The Side Effects Of Dementia

Findings of a new study revealed that an opioid-based painkiller prescribed to up to 15 percent of dementia patients can triple the harmful side effects of dementia. Patients who received this drug were also less active than their counterparts.

Neuroscience July 25, 2018

Alzheimer’s Risk Might Go Down With The Help Of Herpes Meds

A study published last month showed a link between herpes and dementia. Now, two professors have further analyzed other studies that show similar findings, and they suggest that Alzheimer’s could one day be prevented via antiviral treatment.

Medicine July 17, 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

NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Files Suit Against His Children Over Finances And Claims He Has Dementia

Buzz Aldrin sued his children in a Florida state court on June 7. The lawsuit came a week after his children filed a petition claiming that their father has dementia and other mental health problems.

Neuroscience June 29, 2018

Dementia Risk Linked To High Blood Pressure At Age 50, New Study Finds

Researchers found a link between high blood pressure and the increased risk for dementia in people aged 50. The finding came as a result of a long-term cohort study conducted on civil servants from 1985 to 2003.

Medicine June 13, 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

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

Moderate Exercise May Not Be Able To Slow Down Dementia, Study Says

The British Medical Journal published a study that showcased moderate to intense exercise might not improve people diagnosed with dementia. The study involved nearly 500 people that were divided into two groups.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 17, 2018

Veteran Study Reveals Even Mild Case Of Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Dementia Risk

U.S. veterans who had mild traumatic brain injury have 2.4 times increased risk of developing dementia. Is there a way to reduce dementia risk after a brain injury?

Neuroscience May 13, 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

Certain Medications Including Antidepressants May Increase Dementia Risk By Up To 30 Percent

Researchers identified the classes of drugs that carry high risk for dementia. These medications include those used for treating depression, urinary incontinence, and Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroscience April 27, 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

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

Sitting Too Much Linked To Memory Problems And Higher Dementia Risk

Researchers discovered that sitting too much may be linked to memory problems due to changes in a part of the brain. The effect is considered a predecessor for dementia, along with other significant signs of cognitive decline.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 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

Adults As Old As 79 Years Old Still Produce New Brain Cells

Just like a younger brain, the aging human brain can still form new neurons but why does the brain deteriorate in old age? A closer look at the hippocampus offers some clues.

Neuroscience April 6, 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

Cut Down The Booze To Save Your Memory: Study Links Chronic Drinking To Early-Onset Dementia

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 With Heart Disease At Risk Of Developing Dementia, Says Study

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

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

Nursing Homes Still Administer Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs To Dementia Patients

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

A Little Alcohol Is Good For 'Cleaning' The Brain: Study

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 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

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

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

Regular Exercise May Help Improve Thinking Ability, Boost Memory, And Delay Dementia

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

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 May Keep Your Brain Younger: Other Ways To Prevent Cognitive Decline

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

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