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Rambling or being long-winded may be a sign of dementia

Rambling and long-winded speech in middle or old age may be an early warning of approaching Alzheimer’s, research has found. Taking longer to choose the right word, or using ten where five would do,...

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).  ...

Long-Term Hormone Therapy May Provide Dementia Protection

New research suggests postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Investigators from the University of Eastern Finland performed the large study that explored the...

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...

Depression or dementia? Brain SPECT imaging helps distinguish them

Does a patient have depression or a cognitive disorder (CD) such as Alzheimer’s disease or both? Since both disorders have overlapping symptoms, how can a clinician tell them apart to make an appropriate diagnosis? In a new...

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...

Toronto researchers turn to high-tech help to prevent dementia

  Everyone can make lifestyle choices to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia, but we’re now exploring a promising approach using technology, rather than pills, to help people at...

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,...

Exercise may be #1 way to prevent dementia

Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in their later years, a 20-year study finds. Abnormalities in brain tissue begin several decades before the onset...

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,...

Maintaining a healthy weight could prevent Alzheimer’s

There is a surprising link between being overweight in mid-life and early development of Alzheimer’s disease. As part of a 14-year study known as the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), researchers from the National...

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...

Glucose levels in the brain may be earliest sign of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss and cognitive decline are commonly thought to be the earliest signs of the disorder, but a new study has found declines in glucose levels in the brain come even sooner. Even better? The same team...

Bilinguals may have an edge against Alzheimer’s

People who speak two or more languages appear to weather the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease better than people who have only mastered one language, a new Italian study suggests. Bilingual people with Alzheimer’s outperformed single-language...

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...