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Hearing Loss Is Linked with Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia among Older Adults

Experts agree that Alzheimer’s disease and dementia risk could be influenced by hearing loss. Among older adults, sound is important for stimulating the brain, and studies show the profound effect it has on health. There are many theories behind the relationship between hearing loss and dementia. Some experts believe that dementia creates certain conditions that ...click here to read more

People Who Ski Have Lower Incidence of Depression and Dementia but Not Alzheimer’s

Those who enjoy winter activities, including skiing, may have a lower incidence of depression and vascular dementia, but not Alzheimer’s, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden together with Uppsala University. These brain researchers had the unique opportunity to analyze a large group of physically active skiers over two decades and found some ...click here to read more

High Salt Diet May Trigger Cognitive Impairment through Alzheimer’s

New research shows how a high-salt diet may contribute to cognitive impairment by creating chemical changes to the protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This is yet another reminder by healthcare professionals to regulate salt consumption. This new research has found that a high-salt diet could cause a deficiency of the compound nitric oxide, which is ...click here to read more

Your Eyes Might Reveal Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: Study

New research shows how your eyes could be the window into seeing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Since Alzheimer’s disease begins to alter and damage the brain many years before symptoms appear, early detection is often extremely difficult. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It causes a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral, and social ...click here to read more

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Alzheimer Patients with Depression Symptoms May Trigger Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research shows that those who suffer from depression may have a higher risk of cognitive decline over time. Depressive symptoms, together with brain amyloid, a biological marker of Alzheimer’s disease could trigger changes in memory and other related cognitive decline symptoms. The research from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), published in JAMA Network ...click here to read more

Periodontitis (Gum Disease) May Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease through Inflammation and Degeneration of Brain Cells

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing medical epidemic among the older generations, one that causes a significant burden on healthcare systems worldwide because there currently are no treatment options or cures. Since the population of adults over the age of 65 is expected to more than double in the next two decades, finding new indicators of ...click here to read more

Daytime Sleepiness in Elderly Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease: Study

A new study has found that people who report sleepiness are more likely to demonstrate markers which could lead to Alzheimer’s later on. Specifically, these people showed a build up of beta-amyloid brain deposits. Beta-amyloid is a protein that is an early indicator of Alzheimer’s later in life. Previous studies have found that poor sleep ...click here to read more

Possible New Dementia Treatment in the Works

Dementia is on the rise worldwide, yet there aren’t many treatments available. This may soon change, as there’s a new treatment in the works that has shown promise in mice models as a possible dementia treatment. It involves ultrasound waves, which when applied to the whole brain of mice, improved cognitive function. The study was ...click here to read more

Why It’s so Important to Lower Your Cholesterol

You’re often advised to lower your cholesterol levels because it can result in a heart-related complication. But studies have revealed that having high cholesterol may contribute to a higher Alzheimer’s disease risk. The findings were published in Nature Chemistry and they describe how cholesterol in the brain may act as a trigger for toxic clusters ...click here to read more