A link has been found between concussions and Alzheimer’s disease. For the study, researchers examined 160 U.S. veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to determine if concussions accelerate the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.
The researchers uncovered that concussions do speed… Read More
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment, a condition that increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, can improve brain volume and cognitive function with aerobic exercises. Lead investigator Laura D. Baker explained, “Even over a short period of… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease is typically characterized by memory loss, but there are other warning signs and symptoms a patient may experience. By recognizing the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, doctors can better determine the stage of the disease.
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Cognitive decline in older adults may be slowed with better oral hygiene and regular dental visits. The researchers reviewed data from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies conducted between 1993 and 2013.
Some studies found that oral health measures like the number… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease is a condition which gradually steals a person’s memories and abilities. As the disease progresses, a person becomes increasingly forgetful and their ability to care for themselves becomes greatly reduced.
It’s important for caregivers to understand the stages… Read More
High LDL (bad) cholesterol levels are linked to amyloid plaque deposits, a signature characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. On the other hand, high levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and low levels of LDL cholesterol have been found to correlate with… Read More
Early dementia and Alzheimer’s disease indicators include behavioral changes and poor balance – in addition to memory loss. Although forgetfulness is a common sign of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows changes in behavior may be the first red… Read More
Although forgetfulness is a common sign of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows changes in behavior may be the first red flag signaling the onset of mental deterioration. The Alzheimer’s diagnosis is usually focused on mild cognitive impairment, but researchers… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease and cancer mortality risks increase with the loss of Y chromosome in men, according to research. Men can lose the Y chromosome in their blood cells due to aging, and those who do have been found to be… Read More
Research suggests maintaining a healthy heart can ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
Weaker heart health can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
A study found that living with heart problems could increase your risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease preventable in one out of every three cases worldwide, according to research. The study found that one-third of Alzheimer’s cases result from lifestyle factors that are modifiable, including physical inactivity and lack of education. The new study also… Read More
Rosacea, a skin condition characterized by redness of the face, may increase a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Lead author Dr. Alexander Egeberg said, “It is important for patients to remember that having rosacea does not guarantee that they… Read More