It is easy to recognize someone with Parkinson’s disease. They often have a noticeable tremor, a shuffling gait, and move very slowly. Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects nearly one million Americans. The older… Read More
Dementia awareness week begins today and aims to spread awareness of dementia symptoms to those who may not be apprised of this often-age-related memory loss condition. There are many stages of dementia that sufferers go through, and it can be … Read More
Watching your children grow up and leave the house to start their own lives and have children of their own is an exceptionally rewarding time. To see them change from being children to adults not only means that you’ve succeeded… Read More
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