A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the cost of caring for dementia patients in the United States is at a staggering level, destined to rise further in the coming decades.
To put this into perspective, the study reports that the costs associated with dementia care is higher than two of the leading causes of death in the United States – heart disease and cancer. This is cause for concern, as the number of …Read more
Prescription memory drugs are often given to Alzheimer’s patients, and they are also prescribed ‘off-label’ to people with memory problems and disturbed brain function. Like all prescription medications, drugs that target the memory can cause a plethora of side-effects and health risks. Which begs the question: Are prescription memory drugs even effective for non-Alzheimer’s patients and if they are, do the purported benefits outweigh the risks?
There are two main classes of medications that …Read more
The two studies, published in the April issue of Neurology have reported that a person’s memory declines at a faster rate in the last 2 ½ years of life than at any other period after memory problems have been noticed.
Subsequently, a less morbid study has documented results that show people who stay stimulated through …Read more