Some Medicines for Dementia Patients May Not Help
Not all prescription medicines deliver benefits that make paying for them worthwhile. And some medicines to treat patients with advanced dementia may be among them.
Staying Fit to Stay Sharp
Being obese in middle age can cause immediate health problems. But it may also affect brain health in the decades to come.
Brain Function Affected Stroke Risk
After a stroke, patients often show slower brain function. But declining memory and attention in stroke-free adults may be a risk factor for future strokes.
Vitamin D May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Alzheimer's disease is often thought of as a part of aging, but it may not have to be. New research suggests a certain vitamin may help prevent the disease.
Memory-Loss Concerns Could Indicate Dementia Onset
Mild cognitive impairment and memory loss concerns are known risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia. Until recently, however, the link between Alzheimer’s dementia, early memory concerns and impairment of memory performance had not been thoroughly explored.
Fish Oil May Prevent Cognitive Decline
Activities like walking or doing mental puzzles are often associated with preventing cognitive decline. Taking a fish oil supplement may also be one of those activities.
Staying Active May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Alzheimer’s disease and the memory loss and behavioral changes that come with it can take a major toll on patients and their families. Unfortunately, the number of Alzheimer's cases continues to rise with the growing elderly population.
Long-Term Impact of Brain Injury
One of the most common injuries from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been traumatic brain injury. Researchers are still learning the long-term implications of this injury.
Occupation, Education and Genes Predicted Mental Clarity
As people age, there are sometimes impacts on memory, communication and other mental faculties. But could choices we make throughout life ultimately delay the onset of those conditions?
Lifestyle Linked to Memory Issues, Even for Younger Adults
While there are ways to ease symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, there are no treatments to stop the disease itself. For that reason, many doctors and researchers have shifted their focus to finding ways to prevent the disease.