Having a higher body mass index (BMI) can negatively impact your memory, especially if you're an older adult, a new study from the University of Arizona in the United States suggests.
The researchers think that inflammation may be to blame, as being overweight contributes to inflammation throughout your body. Keep reading for more....
A number of previous studies have associated weight with ... ››› more
Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form of sleep apnea, may put elderly people at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. This is according to a new study published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
In the study, researchers report that biomarkers for amyloid beta, the plaque-building peptides associated with Al... ››› more
It happens to all of us: You go to the grocery store and forget the one item you went for. You blank on your new co-worker's name - is it Sue? Sam? And where have you left your car keys?!
Don't worry - it's totally normal for your memory to slip up once in a while, especially when you've got a lot of your plate. In fact, studies show have shown that memory loss can begin as early as in your 20... ››› more
People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) don't need an expensive medication or any medical procedure to save their memories…
According to a new study published online in Brain: A Journal of Neurology, people with early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease can improve their memories by simply using memory techniques.
The study explains that using memory techniques can help the brain develop n... ››› more
A body of research suggests a link between mid-life stress and a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease. Now, a new study published in the journal Current Opinion in Psychiatry shows the mechanism of how chronic stress physically damages your brain, potentially leading to Alzheimer's disease.
According to the scientists behind the study, neurons involved in chronic anxiety and fear “extensively o... ››› more
Science suggests that healthy habits promote brain health and may even reduce the build-up of proteins related to Alzheimer's disease. We're talking habits like exercising regularly, eating a nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy weight.
On the other hand, there are a number of factors that can increase your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Some risk factors are obv... ››› more
You're familiar with the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But you might be surprised to learn that an egg a day can help keep Alzheimer's disease away.
Eggs have long been referred to as nature's multivitamin due to the host of health benefits they offer. These benefits range from healthy HDL (that's the good kind) cholesterol and reduced risk of heart disease, to lower trigl... ››› more
It's well-known that memory loss is a typical symptom of Alzheimer's disease. That being said, memory loss doesn't necessarily mean that you'll develop dementia.
A new study conducted by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has revealed a clinically useful way to predict if you will or won't develop Alzheimer's disease based on your awareness of memory problems.
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If you're experiencing dementia symptoms, such as memory loss, declining motor function, disorientation and behavioural changes, you might just put it down to the fact that you're getting old.
However, if you're a woman in your 40s with high blood pressure, this may very well be the reason behind your dementia symptoms. This is according to new research, which has found a link between women in... ››› more
Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder that affects over 44 million people globally, 750,000 of which are South Africans. While there's no cure for this type of dementia associated with memory loss and other severe cognitive problems, efforts are underway to prevent, delay or treat it.
According to British neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli who specialises in Alzheimer's research and has authored a... ››› more
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