alzheimer disease

Postmenopausal hormone therapy may help prevent dementia

The University of Eastern Finland has found an association between postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy and a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is one of the most prevalent forms of dementia, especially among women, so these findings indicate that the female sex hormones—estrogen and progesterone—may be useful in preventing its onset and preserving cognitive ability here to read more

Intestinal bacteria linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Research from Lund University has found a link between intestinal bacteria and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Gut bacteria interact with the immune system, intestinal mucosa, and your diet, and can affect your health and well-being. The team studied mice both with and without Alzheimer’s and compared the composition of their intestinal bacteria. Those with here to read more

Brain stimulating activities may protect against mild cognitive impairment

New research from the Mayo Clinic has found that participating in mentally stimulating activities can help protect against the onset of mild cognitive impairment. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, showed that adults aged 70 and older who were cognitively normal decreased their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment—the step between normal cognitive aging and here to read more

Can mushrooms prevent Alzheimer’s?

New research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food has shown that the bioactive components of certain edible and medicinal mushrooms may aid in the prevention and delay of dementia. Researchers from the University of Malaya have suggested that the activity of the bioactive compounds in certain mushrooms may aid in the growth of nerves here to read more

Excess protein linked with wandering in Alzheimer’s patients: Study

An excess of the tau protein found in the brain may cause the spatial disorientation that makes those with Alzheimer’s disease wander, according to a recent study. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center have found a link between the build-up of tau protein in the navigational nerve cells within the brain and spatial disorientation that here to read more

Alzheimer’s disease and concussions linked

A link has been found between concussions and Alzheimer’s disease. For the study, researchers examined 160 U.S. veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to determine if concussions accelerate the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. The researchers uncovered that concussions do speed up brain deterioration and mental decline in individuals who have a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s here to read more

Older adults with mild cognitive impairment can improve brain volume, cognitive function with aerobic exercises

Older adults with mild cognitive impairment, a condition that increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, can improve brain volume and cognitive function with aerobic exercises. Lead investigator Laura D. Baker explained, “Even over a short period of time, we saw aerobic exercise lead to a remarkable change in the brain.” The study included 35 here to read more

Alzheimer’s disease: Warning signs and symptoms

Alzheimer’s disease is typically characterized by memory loss, but there are other warning signs and symptoms a patient may experience. By recognizing the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, doctors can better determine the stage of the disease. Warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease Below you will find the 10 most common warning signs and here to read more

Cognitive decline in older adults may be slowed with better oral hygiene and regular dental visits: Study

Cognitive decline in older adults may be slowed with better oral hygiene and regular dental visits. The researchers reviewed data from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies conducted between 1993 and 2013. Some studies found that oral health measures like the number of teeth, the number of cavities, and the presence of periodontal disease were associated with here to read more

Alzheimer’s disease stages and progression

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition which gradually steals a person’s memories and abilities. As the disease progresses, a person becomes increasingly forgetful and their ability to care for themselves becomes greatly reduced. It’s important for caregivers to understand the stages and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, so they can better prepare themselves for what is ahead here to read more

High bad cholesterol levels linked to amyloid plaque deposits characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease: Study

High LDL (bad) cholesterol levels are linked to amyloid plaque deposits, a signature characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. On the other hand, high levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and low levels of LDL cholesterol have been found to correlate with lower amyloid plaque deposits in the brain. Lead study author Bruce Reed said, “Our study shows here to read more

Early dementia (Alzheimer’s disease) signs include behavioral changes and poor balance: Recent study

Early dementia and Alzheimer’s disease indicators include behavioral changes and poor balance – in addition to memory loss. Although forgetfulness is a common sign of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows changes in behavior may be the first red flag signaling the onset of mental deterioration. The Alzheimer’s diagnosis is usually based on mild cognitive impairment, here to read more