As we age, problems with memory and thinking become common. But a new study shows that for those who have developed atrial fibrillation — a type of irregular heartbeat — these problems may come on more quickly.
Dementia doesn’t always bring memory and language problems. Frontotemporal dementia affects inhibition and judgment, and it usually strikes men in mid-life, so it’s often mistaken for a mid-life crisis.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a neuro-degenerative illness with a rapid onset and decline. In some cases, it can be hereditary, so when CJD strikes a family, genetic counseling is suggested.
We’ve all heard of the forgetfulness and language problems that can signal Alzheimer’s. But when this disease strikes adults under 65, it can arrive with unexpected and puzzling symptoms – like unexplained clumsiness.
In memory of her mother who struggled with Alzheimer’s disease, a runner competes in an ultra marathon: a 100-mile race to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.
A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association reveals an alarming growth of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia: a 68 percent rise in death rates from these conditions from 2000 to 2010.
Curbing your sugar intake could help keep your memory sharp.
As baby boomers age, a much bigger segment of the population will have Alzheimer’s disease. A new study reveals the numbers.
Icy sidewalks. Slippery driveways. Boots that bring melting snow onto floors. These all can cause falls. And spill that gives a 20-year-old a bruised knee could send an elderly person to the hospital. Learn what puts some elderly people at more at risk than others and how to prevent falls.
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