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Cancer drug rewires Alzheimer’s or dementia affected neurons to sharpen memory

Cancer drug rewires Alzheimer’s or dementia affected neurons to sharpen memoryA cancer drug rewires Alzheimer’s or dementia affected neurons for memory improvement, according to new findings. The research comes from Rutgers University where researchers gave rats a cancer drug – RGFP966 – and saw the rats were more attentive, retained …

Dementia risk higher in those with chronic conditions

Dementia risk higher in those with chronic conditionsAlthough the exact cause of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is unknown, there is mounting evidence to suggest that chronic conditions can increase a person’s risk of developing dementia.

In the latest study, researchers found that multiple chronic health conditions were …

Brain tangles in type-2 diabetes point to Alzheimer’s disease

Brain tangles in type-2 diabetes point to Alzheimer's diseaseUntil very recently tau tangles in the brain were associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but now a recent study out of Australia links tangle buildup in the brain to type-2 diabetes. According to the author of the study Dr. Velandai …

47 million people with dementia in 2015, targeted to triple by 2050

47 million people with dementia in 2015, targeted to triple by 2050Researchers have reported nearly 41 million people globally have dementia. The number has grown from 35 million in 2009. Researchers estimate that every two decades the number of cases will double. By 2050 cases of dementia are targeted to reach …

Dementia diagnosed sooner with QDRS

QDRS testing for dementia developedAlzheimer’s Disease International reports that in 2013 there was an estimated 44.4 million individuals with dementia globally. That number is projected to rise to 75.6 million by 2030 as the population continues to age. Although there is no cure for …

Medication for diabetes aids in dementia prevention

diabetes medication helps prevent demetiaAs we age many functions of the body begin to decline. One function, in particular, is our memory. But losing our memory doesn’t have to be a part of aging and yet dementia diagnoses are on the rise.

Dementia is …

Why my parents want to grow old at home

technology_dementia_senior_healthI’m sure you can relate to this. My parents want to stay in the house they’ve lived in for over 40 years – the house where my sisters and I grew up – as long as they can. It’s their …

Scared about Alzheimer’s? It could be something else

Scared about Alzheimer’s? It could be something elseIt’s the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s, and yet it’s often misidentified and therefore underdiagnosed – to the detriment of many patients.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, what’s called Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) …

Make this crucial health test part of your annual checkup

dementia, memory lossDid you know that early testing of people with dementia may assist them to receive help even earlier? That early help can make all the difference.

Families can make plans for their loved ones’ care, get help with day-to-day tasks, …

Why your mood could be a sign of serious illness

DEMENTIA, DEPRESSIONAs a doctor, I see people with a wide variety of health issues every day. One that I have noticed is really prevalent is depression in seniors.

As people get up in years, the risk of dementia and other degenerative …

When you’re afraid your memory is declining…

brain, dementiaA sunny outlook on life doesn’t just brighten your day in the present – it could also help protect your brain from dementia in the future.

Dementia is a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect one’s …

Seniors Have Sharper Memory Than Ever Before

178618070Oh so true: 50 is the new 40 and 60 is the new 70 and so on. But youthful vitality is not all physical appearance.

New research shows that seniors today have sharper minds than they did years ago. Yet …

5 Unusual (Yet Incredibly Easy) Ways to Protect Your Brain Health

83110822What a difference, watching how my older patients treat their brain health versus how my younger patients do.

A skipped appointment, confusion about how to take a prescription, or a forgotten instruction from our last visit sends my older patients …

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