Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a lesser-known type of dementia, but it’s one of the most common causes of dementia in older people. LBD is different from Alzheimer’s but can be tricky to diagnose.
Rather than waiting for memory changes to occur, be proactive about your brain health. It all starts with having fun — here’s how.
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.
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.
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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
It’s a wonder anything gets done during the day. Nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults suffer from some form of insomnia, says the most recent statistics from the National Institutes of Health. Everyone experiences trouble falling or staying asleep at some point in their lives. Work, family and constant access to technology often prevent people from getting … 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
If you are a baby boomer nearing age 70, you may want to make some important decisions about your finances and future medical care decisions. No one likes to think about the possibility of losing control of the ability to make these decisions, but it’s important to plan ahead. When you are prepared, you can … Read More
Epilepsy is growing in adults over age 65. But it’s often hard to diagnose because it is often mistaken for dementia. Here’s what symptoms you should look out for.
If you want to prevent dementia, there are steps you can take to delay or even reverse the deterioration process from exercise to limiting how much alcohol you drink.