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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

Your risk of memory loss goes up because of this

Although memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease commonly occur among older adults, they are not an inevitable part of aging. Although there is generally a higher risk of dementia in old age, there are lifestyle factors you can partake in to reduce your risk. One of those factors is exercising regularly—a recent study has uncovered ...click here to read more

Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Lower with a High Protein Diet

Alzheimer’s disease that sets in later in life could be prevented by consuming a high protein diet of nuts, meat, and fish. The Link between Protein and Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease that is characterized by impaired cognitive functioning and memory decline results from the deposit of amyloid-β (protein plaques) in the brain. While this protein ...click here to read more

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Alzheimer’s disease can be predicted through circadian rhythm disruptions

Alzheimer’s disease can be predicted even in people with intact memories if disruptions are observed in their circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm refers to our internal body clock, which controls our sleep/wake cycle. Changes in this rhythm cannot be detected in brain scans and need not affect a person’s memory. However, a research paper published in ...click here to read more

Is anxiety an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

A new study has produced information suggesting that there could be an association between anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The connection was found between elevated amyloid beta levels and increased anxiety symptoms. The findings back up the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could be an early representation of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. Alzheimer’s disease causes ...click here to read more

Stages of vascular dementia and life expectancy of stroke dementia patients

Vascular dementia is a term used to characterize thought processes caused by some sort of brain damage. Here we look specifically at stages of vascular dementia and life expectancy of stroke dementia patients. Vascular dementia means that someone has problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, and memory related to brain damage from impaired blood flow to ...click here to read more

Improve memory and boost brain power

Memory loss is a real concern as you age. Current estimates suggest over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and this number is expected to rise to 16 million by 2050. The majority of patients living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are over the age of 65, which means seniors are at the ...click here to read more

Walking over 4,000 steps a day found to improve cognitive ability in adults 60 and older

Memory loss can disrupt a person’s daily life, present challenges with planning or problem solving, and even make it difficult to perform previously familiar tasks. These are all attributes of a condition called Alzheimer’s disease, which affects nearly 5.5 million Americans today. While being forgetful from time to time is not much of a concern, ...click here to read more

Rare gene variant discovered to protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to affect 5.5 million Americans today, with numbers expected to increase to 13.8 million by the year 2050. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that destroys a person’s memory and other important memory functions, leading to constant confusion. Alzheimer’s is not a disease of old age, with some people developing the condition ...click here to read more

Your eyes are the window to your brain

Although there is no cure for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, early detection is still important so that treatments can be put in place to slow down disease progression. Unfortunately, detecting dementia and Alzheimer’s disease isn’t always the easiest and diagnostic methods aren’t always the most reliable, until now, of course. Researchers found small opacities that ...click here to read more

Protect your memory with this one activity

It can be scary to think that maybe one day you won’t remember someone’s name, or your own birthday, or who your loved ones are. Unfortunately, as populations continue to grow old, there are more and more people struggling with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. The worst part yet is there isn’t a cure ...click here to read more