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Weekly health news roundup – Jan 24th-30th, Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, ALS, OCD and more

This weekly health news round up includes our top stories in regards to fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, ALS and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These are the stories you may have missed and so we have compiled them together for you to keep you in the know. Fibromyalgia associated with cognitive dysfunction, memory loss Fibromyalgia, a condition best described here to read more

Fibromyalgia associated with cognitive dysfunction, memory loss

Fibromyalgia, a condition best described as chronic wide-spread pain, has been linked with cognitive dysfunction and specifically memory loss. A recent study confirmed the link between fibromyalgia and cognitive impairment. Fibromyalgia sufferers have complained about memory loss and feeling like they are in a fog. Today, the American College of Rheumatology includes cognitive dysfunction, such here to read more

This beverage helps boost memory…

By the year 2030 it’s estimated that dementia cases will rise to 75.6 million cases worldwide. With an aging population memory decline is on the rise, so when we hear of easy ways to boost memory, we jump to relay the message to you. Memory loss is a symptom of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and here to read more

Memory loss in seniors may be better treated with increased brain activity

A part of the brain known for memory was found to be more active in seniors, which researchers believe may help prevent memory loss due to aging and Alzheimer’s disease. The hippocampus is the part of the brain responsible for memory formation and preservation. Previous research investigated cells in the hippocampus called CA1, but another here to read more

Late-life dementia sufferers unaware of memory loss

Researchers of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have uncovered that individuals with dementia are unaware that their memory is fading. Additionally, this lack of awareness can begin to occur up to three-years prior to diagnosis. Dementia is a condition which impairs a person’s ability to think and speak and leads to memory loss. There here to read more

5 Unusual (Yet Incredibly Easy) Ways to Protect Your Brain Health

What a difference, watching how my older patients treat their brain health versus how my younger patients do. A skipped appointment, confusion about how to take a prescription, or a forgotten instruction from our last visit sends my older patients into a spin of nervous panic, embarrassment, defensiveness, a string of excuses, and several assurances here to read more

The High Cost of Dementia and Memory Care

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 here to read more

Alzheimer’s Disease Cases Set to Triple

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating degenerative brain disease that impairs brain function, leading to memory loss and decreased thinking skills.  Eventually, individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s disease are unable to carry out basic everyday tasks and the disease ultimately leads to death.  In 2010, 4.7 million people in the United States suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and here to read more