Women are twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s disease as men, but for years, doctors assumed that was simply because women lived longer. Now it appears there’s more to it.
You’ve probably heard the tips. Visualize something about the person that will remind you of the name: Rose — the woman wearing the pink sweater. Spike — the guy with the hair. Repeat the name either mentally or out loud.
Here's something to think about before you hit the all-you-can-eat buffet: Mayo Clinic researchers found that overeating doubles the risk of memory loss in those age 70 and over.
More than 90 percent of older adults diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's would be re-diagnosed as having the less serious condition of mild cognitive impairment, according to a study that looks at newly revised diagnosis criteria.
Gordie Howe is best known for his impressive professional hockey career. But the man often referred to as Mr. Hockey now has a new passion: Raising money for Alzheimer's and dementia research. And it's far from an impersonal cause.
Age-related memory loss and mild cognitive impairment may be more common in men in their 70s and 80s than in women, a new Mayo Clinic study has found.
A large new study suggests that your heart health in middle age is a good predictor of your lifetime heart disease and heart attack risk.
Eating fish at least once per week can seriously reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia, researchers say"”but only if the fish is cooked in certain ways. And hallucinogens are back, this time for a variety of therapeutic uses.
If dementia were a country, its economy would rank No. 18 in the world, according to a new report from Alzheimer's Disease International. And nearly three-quarters of people living with dementia have not been diagnosed. The tragedy of this is that early interventions can slow brain deterioration, but many are missing out. But there have actually been some exciting discoveries in the world of early Alzheimer's interventions announced this week.
The Takeaway: Confronting Mild Memory Loss, Quick Desk Workouts, and Why Wealthy Boomers Aren't Keen on Inheritances
How Much Memory Loss Is Normal? Misplacing keys or forgetting who was in that movie you just saw doesn't necessarily mean you need a one-way ticket to the Alzheimer's ward, but it could be more than 'just aging,' Jane Brody at the New York Times writes. Mild cognitive impairment comes from "subtle deficits in cognitive function" and results in things like difficulty finding words, remembering names, or following one's train of thought. According to Mayo Clinic neurologist Ronald C. Petersen, mild cognitive impairment has been found in 10- to 20 percent of people 65+ and, while not always a precursor to more severe brain diseases, it often is.
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