- Age-related memory loss versus dementia: What's the difference?
- Forgetfulness is common. Each of one us has misplaced our cell phone, forgotten where we parked
our car and drawn a blank at the grocery store after leaving the shopping list at home. But there's a
point when forgetfulness becomes concerning - especially in older adults.
Your brain changes as you age - that's inevitable. So how do you tell the difference between age-
related memory loss and ... ››› more
- [21 September 2017]
- Alzheimer's disease may be the result of infection, Harvard study suggests
- For many years, scientists have believed that the plaques known as amyloid beta that collect in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease serve no purpose, and that their presence does nothing but rob people of their minds and memories.
However, a new study by Harvard researchers published in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggests that the plaques may have a role after all, po... ››› more
- [29 August 2017]
- Salmon oil can help older people with memory problems boost their brainpower
- Consuming certain nutrients is key to good mental and physical health. Your brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs and muscles do. But which nutrient is particularly important to keep your grey matter healthy and happy?
According to a new MIDAS study, DHA-rich salmon oil can help older people with memory problems boost their brainpower. In the study, healthy people with mild memor... ››› more
- [25 August 2017]
- Four Alzheimer's disease myths you shouldn't believe anymore
- Over the years, lots of myths have arisen about what Alzheimer's disease is, who gets it and how it affects people who have it. It's time we take a step back and acknowledge how little we actually know about Alzheimer's disease and the effects that these misunderstandings can have on people with the disease and their families.
Of course, we all fear Alzheimer's disease - the mere thought of los... ››› more
- [23 August 2017]
- Four early dementia signs to watch out for
- While dementia mainly affects old people, it isn't a normal part of ageing. Statistics show that worldwide, 47.5 million people have dementia and each year, there are 7.7 new cases. However, many people aren't familiar with early dementia signs.
Dementia is a collection of symptoms, such as impairments in thought, memory and communication. So does this mean that if you're experiencing memory pr... ››› more
- [21 August 2017]
- Another reason why people with Alzheimer's disease shouldn't use antidepressants
- Past studies have associated antidepressant use among people with Alzheimer's disease with an increased risk of falls and hip fractures. Now, new research published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy has found yet another reason why people with Alzheimer's disease shouldn't use antidepressants…
The study, which was conducted by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, reveals that a... ››› more
- [15 August 2017]
- Spinach and kale can prevent Alzheimer's disease
- You already know that spinach and kale are two top foods to eat if you want to stay physically fit. But new research by the University of Illinois suggests that these two greens can also keep you cognitively fit and stave off Alzheimer's disease…
According to the researchers behind the study, it's a nutrient known as lutein that's contained in spinach and kale that give them their Alzheimer's... ››› more
- [31 July 2017]
- Managing your lifestyle factors is key to preventing Alzheimer's disease
- Breakthrough! A recently released report has uncovered that managing your lifestyle factors plays an important role in preventing Alzheimer's disease. In fact, managing lifestyle factors could prevent up to 75% of the world's dementia, according to the report.
The findings, which were published in The Lancet and presented at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) maint... ››› more
- [28 July 2017]
- Keep dementia symptoms at bay by exercising your brain like this…
- You're familiar with how athletes cross-train to enhance their physical skills. But did you know that you can exercise your brain to benefit your brain in the same way by enhancing learning and keeping dementia symptoms at bay?
This is according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois in the United States. Keep reading ... ››› more
- [27 July 2017]
- Eight causes of mental health problems that are often overlooked
- When it comes to mental health problems like depression and anxiety, the chances of successful treatment are slim. Statistics reveal that up to 40% of depression patients don't respond to treatment, while just over 50% report only a partial response to therapy.
These dismal figures make us ask ourselves, “Could it be that we're thinking about - and therefore treating - mental health problems ... ››› more
- [20 July 2017]
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