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”

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%”

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”

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”

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!”

Sitting All Day is Terrible For You!

Sitting All Day is Terrible For You! Many adults spend the majority of their workday sitting down, and health experts are concerned about the harmful effects of sedentary jobs. However, a new study from Columbia University says taking a five-minute walk every 30 minutes will help ward off the harmful effects of sitting. There was … Continue reading “Sitting All Day is Terrible For You!”

Hydration: Good Hydration May Lower Disease Risk

Hydration: Good Hydration May Lower Disease Risk It’s often reported that drinking water is essential for overall good health. Still, a new study suggests that drinking enough may lower the risk of developing chronic disease, slow the aging process, and reduce the risk of premature death. In a study published in eBioMedicine in January, a … Continue reading “Hydration: Good Hydration May Lower Disease Risk”

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”