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Living – and thriving – with a dementia diagnosis

The change became apparent to me one morning when I got into my car and realized I didn’t know how to get to my dentist’s office. I had been his patient for years,...

Do You Know How To Keep Your Brain Healthy?

70 percent of new Alzheimer’s patients in Canada will be women, and we’re diagnosed with depression and dementia at twice the rate of men. But new research says there...

Grieving for your loved one before they’re gone

Watching someone you love slowly withdraw from the pleasures of life, from relationships formed and hardly aware of her surroundings, let alone her granddaughter; this has impacted me more than I thought possible....

Five common myths about the aging brain and body

The world’s population is aging. The number of adults aged 65 and over is increasing, as is the proportion of the population they represent. However, there are a number of...

11 Bad Habits That Mess With Your Memory

If you’ve been feeling a bit hazy, forgetful, or out of it, it may be to due to your lifestyle and other bad habits that affect your memory. Yes, what you do/eat/think can have an...

Taking multiple meds can affect your brain

There has been a sharp rise in the number of American seniors who take three or more medications that affect their brains, a new study reveals. The study looked at seniors’ use of opioid painkillers, antidepressants,...

Staying Socially Active May Help Maintain Mental Fitness

Staying socially engaged with a wide circle of friends and family may help maintain our thinking skills and slow cognitive decline as we age, according to a report out today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH).  ...

Millennial women face new mental health struggles in the workplace

A growing body of research suggests that young workers are increasingly adding mental health days to their personal days, and young women are particularly at risk. Millennials report higher rates of depression than any...

Dementia Joins Ranks of Top Global Killers With No Drug in Sight

Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia killed...

This Is No Yarn – Knitting May Help Keep Your Mind Sharp

Hobbies such as knitting and crocheting are good ways to keep your hands active, but they may also help you stitch together healthy brain function. The benefits range from reducing stress to thinking creatively to improving memory,...

7 Weird Things Linked to Memory Loss Later in Life

These lesser known factors may affect your risk of dementia, or serve as an early warning sign.  Science suggests that what’s good for your body is also good for your mind – Exercise, a balanced diet,...

New dementia pill made entirely from CHOCOLATE hits shelves in Britain

A groundbreaking new pill that can help cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and dementia is now available in the UK – and it’s made entirely out of chocolate. Flavanols extracted from cocoa...

Sense of touch could trigger memories and reduce agitation in dementia residents

A national care provider is supporting pioneering artistic research that explores how the sense of touch can promote stimulation and emotional connection in dementia care. Working in collaboration with leading arts collective, Invisible Flock,...

Better sleep can lead to better sex

Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems can also interfere...

What to eat – at any age – to fend off Alzheimer’s

Put down the fork. Step away from the buffet table. UC Davis nutrition expert Liz Applegate wants us to think about exactly what we’re shoveling down our throats. Not just to lose weight but...

Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

Mentally stimulating activities can protect your brain against aging, even if you’re genetically predisposed toward dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. Activities that keep the brain busy — using a computer, crafting, playing...

Could mushrooms help delay or prevent dementia?

Certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The evidence supporting...

Caring For A Parent with Dementia – What you can do to stay in the game

In The Unites States and Canada, about 16 million family members and friends are looking after people with dementia dedicating themselves to a staggering 18.5 billion hours of care. If you happen to be one...

When Mom is Difficult

Relationships between mothers and adult children can be challenging on the best of days, but when a mother gets dementia, that relationship can become downright difficult. In part, because of the well-known cognitive symptoms of...

Six common depression types

Depression is not only hard to endure, it is also a risk factor for heart disease and dementia. “Depressive symptoms can occur in adults for many reasons. If you are experiencing mood or cognitive...

2 common memory problems you can quit worrying about

Have you walked into a room recently, and couldn’t remember what you went there to do? Do you have trouble remembering names? Worse yet, do you find yourself referring to someone you know well —...

Caregivers need to be aware of burnout danger

When one is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, chances are they are acutely aware of all of the details of that individual’s care.   They know what medication has...

Single concussion could raise Alzheimer’s risk

Suffering just one concussion could increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s for those who already have a genetic predisposition, according to a new finding from Boston University researchers that could help prevent the onset...

Scientists Shed New Light on Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s

New research is shedding light on what drives the vast gender disparity in Alzheimer’s – men have a 1 in 11 chance of developing the disease, but yet for women the odds are 1 in 6 even...

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