These risk factors previously have been linked to higher odds of dementia, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s been unclear exactly how.
Men with prostate cancer being treated with a common hormone therapy may be doubling their risk of dementia, a recent study says.
I often tell my patients not to blame something they are experiencing on “just getting older,” because they might miss something that could be treatable.
Creamy or crunchy – and oh, so spreadable – peanut butter is not your first thought as a possible game-changer in Alzheimer’s disease research. But it has potential, according to researchers at the University of Florida. They conducted a peanut butter smell test hoping to find an inexpensive, noninvasive way to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s and track … Read More
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A new study suggests that a drug already on the market may help people with Alzheimer’s disease-related agitation. They found that people with moderate to severe agitation who took the drug saw a 60 percent reduction in symptoms compared to the control group.
Most Americans fear getting dementia from Alzheimer’s disease more than any other disease, including cancer. However, a growing body of evidence supports ways people can act to help prevent this disease from getting a grip on their minds.
You ask a lot of your brain. It thinks 70,000 thoughts each day. To help preserve this amazing organ’s function, follow these 6 tips from our experts at Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
It’s estimated that more than 15,000 Americans have Huntington’s disease (HD) according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and that more than 200,000 Americans are at-risk of inheriting it. For the first time, new research uses imaging to help predict changes in the brain related to HD. The study’s findings could ultimately help delay the … Read More
Sleep apnea — a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep — may be doing more than affecting the quality of your sleep and making you tired. A recent study finds a link between abnormal breathing patterns during sleep – like heavy snoring and apnea – and cognitive decline at an earlier … Read More
A new study finds that pictures of the brain may point out some changes that may be clues to development of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms emerge. This may help doctors develop better treatments and prevent the disease from progressing. Before symptoms begin Neurological specialists have known for a long time that people with Alzheimer’s disease … Read More