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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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