How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk

How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk When doctors talk to older adults about their health, one topic may center around the importance of having “good” cholesterol.” A recent study, however, has added another layer to the discussion after finding that having either high or low levels of “good” cholesterol slightly increases the risk of … Continue reading “How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk”

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info An international research team has identified a new and rare genetic variant that may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for decades. Led by Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, the team discovered while studying families in Colombia that carry a gene known to cause … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info”

Popular Heartburn Medicine May Increase Dementia Risk By 33%

Popular Heartburn Medicine May Increase Dementia Risk By 33% Many people reach for heartburn medication when they experience acid reflux, a condition that occurs when stomach acid flows into the esophagus. While acid reflux medication may provide relief for the short term, new research suggests that people who take these drugs over several years may be … Continue reading “Popular Heartburn Medicine May Increase Dementia Risk By 33%”

People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients

People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients It’s a well-known fact that the brain needs essential vitamins and minerals to stay sharp during the aging process. For this reason, eating a variety of nutritious foods plays a role in staying physically healthy and preventing brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. New research by … Continue reading “People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients”

Mediterranean Diet May Protect More Against Diabetes

Mediterranean Diet May Protect More Against Diabetes The Mediterranean diet has been ranked as one of the best diets in the world because of the many healthy foods involved in the plan. Studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet, or MedDiet for short, helps to lower risk factors for heart disease, stroke, cognitive decline, and other … Continue reading “Mediterranean Diet May Protect More Against Diabetes”

Dementia Risk Study Finds 11 Key Factors Behind Condition

Dementia Risk Study Finds 11 Key Factors Behind Condition Scientists worldwide have been researching methods that could determine whether someone will be at risk of dementia in the future. Now, a team of investigators based in the United Kingdom (UK) have created a risk assessment score that can predict whether a person will develop the … Continue reading “Dementia Risk Study Finds 11 Key Factors Behind Condition”

Alzheimer’s Drug Appears to Slow Symptoms

Alzheimer’s Drug Appears to Slow Symptoms There could soon be another Alzheimer’s treatment available now that an experimental drug was shown to modestly slow down the disease in people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Donanemab delayed the progression of Alzheimer’s by roughly 35 percent in a clinical trial involving more than 1,700 patients, according … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Drug Appears to Slow Symptoms”

Combat Inflammation By Eating These Foods

Combat Inflammation By Eating These Foods There is good and bad in many things, and inflammation is no exception. For all intents and purposes, inflammation works to protect the body. It’s the immune system’s response to something harmful, such as injuries, bacteria, infection, or irritants. But inflammation can work against the body, too. It can … Continue reading “Combat Inflammation By Eating These Foods”

Being A Caregiver For My Father Who Had Dementia, What I Wish I Had Known

Being A Caregiver For My Father Who Had Dementia, What I Wish I Had Known Cynthia Dearborn was unexpectedly put in the uncomfortable position of caring for her aging father, Russell Dearborn. What made the situation even more complex was her 75-year-old father had vascular dementia but did not realize he had the progressive condition. … Continue reading “Being A Caregiver For My Father Who Had Dementia, What I Wish I Had Known”

Alzheimer and Dementia Prevention

Alzheimer and Dementia Prevention The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) renewed the hopes of people with Alzheimer’s after granting accelerated approval for a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder that affects more than 6.5 million Americans. Leqembi (lecanemab) removes amyloid-beta plaque, a protein that builds up in the brain and … Continue reading “Alzheimer and Dementia Prevention”