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Dementia is a term used to describe significant cognitive impairment. These impairments are often seen in two or more critical brain functions such as memory, language, judgment, and reasoning. Deficiencies in these aspects of cognitive ability can significantly affect a… Read More
It is generally accepted that lifestyle-related diabetes patients are at an increased risk of developing dementia. Scientists and researchers are dedicating a lot of effort to understand this connection in the hopes of finding new treatments for both of… Read More
There are times when we can’t remember where we placed our keys or the TV remote, or when we realize we have forgotten a person’s name. It can be embarrassing, and not something anyone would like to happen to them,… Read More
Middle-aged adults who experience dizzy spells upon standing may have a higher risk of developing dementia later in life according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. These dizzy spells are caused by a sudden… Read More
A new study from Japan has found that adults over the age of 60 who lose a lot of teeth are more likely to develop dementia than those who lose less. Researchers followed 1,566 Japanese adults who were dementia-free at… Read More
Don’t skip that morning cup of coffee! New research has found that caffeine boosts the production of an enzyme that may protect your brain against dementia.
In a study out of Indiana University, caffeine was one of 24 compounds found… Read More
A recent study has found an association between autoimmune diseases and a higher risk of developing dementia. Autoimmune diseases cause a person’s immune system to attack their body, and common examples include psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease.
The study… Read More
New research has found an association between seniors who suddenly begin sleeping longer hours and an increased risk of dementia. Older adults who began sleeping more than nine hours a night saw their risk of developing dementia later in… Read More
Professor Rhonda Au of Boston University is developing a new way to detect the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease through the use of wearable devices. These digital devices are designed to collect data from individuals over a period of… Read More
The University of Eastern Finland has found an association between postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy and a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is one of the most prevalent forms of dementia, especially among women, so these findings indicate that the… Read More
Acknowledging that you have trouble hearing can be quite difficult… Hearing loss is usually associated with older age – and who wants to admit they’re old? Unfortunately, declining hearing ability is the harsh reality of becoming older, but it doesn’t… Read More
New research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food has shown that the bioactive components of certain edible and medicinal mushrooms may aid in the prevention and delay of dementia. Researchers from the University of Malaya have suggested that the… Read More
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