Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of his NFL team because of his Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, fatal disease of the brain that destroys memory and thinking skills and impairs basic daily functions.
For the more than 6 million Americans who are living with Alzheimer’s, holding on to a memory is not a choice. Unless we find a cure, or stop the progression, projections indicate that by 2050 there could be as many as 16 million people living with Alzheimer’s.
Memory loss, difficulty concentrating and struggles with organization can be troubling if you or someone close to you has multiple sclerosis (MS). Use these five tips to outsmart MS and live easier.
We know that exercising your body can make your muscles and heart stronger. Increasingly, research shows that exercising your mind can make your brain more powerful, too.
Recent studies affirm that statins protect your brain as well as your heart, erasing prior concerns about possible links between the drug and memory loss – good news in the battle against heart attack and stroke.
Some memory changes are normal as people get older. Find out how you can tell if it’s normal aging or Alzheimer’s disease, and when to talk to your doctor.
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.
A new study shows that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like those in the Mediterranean diet, may help preserve memory and thinking abilities later in life.
It makes sense that staying active mentally and physically as we age keeps our minds sharper. Now research backs it up, showing that activity improves brain function in older adults.