An increased risk of cognitive impairment in older adults has been associated with living in a high-pollution environment. There is a strong push towards reducing air pollution as it is linked to numerous health problems such as heart disease, lung… Read More
A new study has found that adolescents with a high body mass index (BMI) are at a higher risk of suffering from cognitive impairment in their midlife years. To investigate this association, the researchers analyzed 507 people who were tracked… Read More
Does hypothyroidism increase the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question you are among the many others who ponder it as well.
Roughly, four to 15 percent of Americans have subclinical … Read More
Dementia and mild cognitive impairment risk is linked to metabolic syndrome. The study looked at older adults from Singapore and found that those with certain cardiovascular risk factors were more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia over… Read More
In Parkinson’s disease (PD), dementia risk does not increase with anticholinergic drugs. Other studies have found a greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia associated with the anticholinergic drugs used to treat pain, bladder dysfunction, and mood. In Parkinson’s… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis is tied to mood disorder symptoms and cognitive impairment. The findings were uncovered through a thorough review of published research, which revealed that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) not only affects the joints and causes pain, but it can also… Read More
Memory loss and dementia are issues that plague so many of us as we age but now researchers have found having a particular blood type may determine your risk of developing such conditions.
There are other factors which contribute to… Read More
Anemia – a disorder categorized by a deficiency of red blood cells – has been found to be linked to cognitive impairment according to new findings. The study revealed that female participants with anemia performed lower in verbal memory and… Read More
Eating a high-fat diet prompts our brain’s immune cells to start consuming the connections between our neurons, according to a new study. When a person is consuming a high-fat diet and becomes obese as a result, the immune cells in… Read More
Inflammation playing a role in type-2 diabetes is nothing new, but the reduced blood flow that results has also been linked to memory loss and dementia in the elderly.
Over the last decade more research has looked at diabetes and… Read More
Researchers have found that stem cell therapy may reduce related cognitive impairment related to Lewy body dementia (LBD). Stem cell therapy is a growing area of research and the latest findings were conducted by researchers at the University of California,… Read More
Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP) treatment with antipsychotic drugs increases the risk of death, according to the latest research. Antipsychotic drugs are being prescribed for many off-label purposes, especially to adolescents, which is putting people at risk.
Antipsychotic drugs are used… Read More