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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

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

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

Regular Exercise, Vitamins, Brain Training, Or A Healthy Diet Can't Prevent Dementia: Study

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

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

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