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”

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”

Age-Related Memory Loss Could Be Averted With Tea, Apples and Berries, Study Suggests

Age-Related Memory Loss Could Be Averted With Tea, Apples, and Berries, Study Suggests Results of a recent study show that with every sip of green tea and every bite of apples and berries, older adults may be protecting themselves against age-related memory loss. Researchers at Columbia University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard found that study … Continue reading “Age-Related Memory Loss Could Be Averted With Tea, Apples and Berries, Study Suggests”

How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice

How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice Kim Sylvester was worried about her 80-year-old mother, Harriet Burkel, who was becoming increasingly frail and isolated. Sylvester would ask her mother, who also had emphysema and peripheral artery disease if she needed help. Sylvester said her mother would respond, “No, I can do … Continue reading “How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice”

Help With Your Memory?

Help With Your Memory? A major worry among older adults is memory loss. Being forgetful at times is a normal part of growing older and not always Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, because mild changes in memory and other cognitive skills occur during the aging process. Seniors concerned about their memory may want to consider the … Continue reading “Help With Your Memory?”

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”

Keep Your Mind Sharp And Keep Dementia At Bay!

Keep Your Mind Sharp And Keep Dementia At Bay! Gill Livingston, a professor of psychiatry at University College London, is an expert on brain health and knows about the concerns older adults have over developing dementia. And, like other seniors, Gill, 63, makes sure she protects her brain. Livingston said she lifts weights, tries to … Continue reading “Keep Your Mind Sharp And Keep Dementia At Bay!”