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Sleep, Anxiety Meds Linked to Dementia
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs commonly used to treat sleep problems and anxiety. New research suggests that elderly people taking these drugs may be at higher risk for dementia.
Awareness and Dementia
Dementia is often believed to be an over 65 problem. Some people develop dementia younger, and it may mean they are more aware of their symptoms.
Psychotic Symptoms Linked to Dementia
Psychotic symptoms, like hallucinations or paranoia, can show up in many ways. They can be part of other disorders or not. New research says they may be linked to dementia.
Changes in Sleep May be Dementia
Poor sleep can affect the way the mind works. New research suggests that changes in sleep patterns or quality may be related to dementia.
Dementia - the Caregiver’s Point-of-View
In a survey, caregivers said they often mistook some symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) as normal aging. They thought that the mistake delayed a diagnosis.
Using Computers to Avoid Dementia?
Computers can provide games and social connections for elderly people. But can using a computer help the mind stay strong?
Can Vital Vitamins Help Slow Dementia?
There is no known way to prevent dementia currently. However, researchers are learning more about ways to possibly slow it down or lessen the risk of the disease.
Alzheimer's Affects Genders Differently
Although there's nothing that can currently prevent the decline caused by Alzheimer's, it helps to understand the disease. Research reveals that it affects men and women differently.
Gingko Biloba Doesn’t Prevent Dementia
Taking ginkgo biloba , an herbal supplement, did not lower the risk of developing dementia. A recent study gave ginkgo biloba to older people with memory problems for five years.
NFL Players’ Brain Disease Risk Triple
The NFL season kicked off September 5. The same day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a special report about NFL players' deaths from brain diseases.