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Why gender is a crucial — but overlooked — factor in heart disease

In most European countries, women with myocardial infarction come much later to emergency departments than men. Once in the hospital, they are diagnosed later than men. Diagnosis does not always lead to a positive result,...

Understanding differences in occurrences of mental health disorders

U of T’s Dr. Einstein studies why women have higher incidences of dementia and depression. Dementia is a general term used to describe the impairment of a minimum of two brain functions, including memory...

Possible drawback of Alzheimer’s medication

A UCLA researcher has found that one of the most commonly prescribed medications for Alzheimer’s disease may accelerate the cognitive decline of patients who carry a genetic variation. Sophie Sokolow, an associate professor at...

High blood sugar can also lead to Alzheimer’s

When you think of high blood sugar, you probably automatically associate it with obesity and diabetes. But according to a new study published in Scientific Reports, it can also lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative...

Caregiving and Women

The responsibilities of caring for someone with dementia often fall to women. Approximately two-thirds of caregivers are women. More specifically, over one-third of dementia caregivers are daughters. It is more common for wives to provide informal care...

New images of early stage Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have used the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund – the strongest of its kind in the world – to produce images that predate the formation of toxic clumps of beta-amyloid, the...

HIV-Associated Dementia

Dementia is a term commonly used to describe symptoms negatively affecting memory and thinking. There are many possible causes of dementia, including some reversible ones, depending on what is causing the brain injury...

Opioid pain medication works differently on women than men

A female brain’s resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by Georgia State University researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found...

GILLIAN EINSTEIN LEADS RESEARCH IN WOMEN’S BRAIN HEALTH WITH INAUGURAL WILFRED AND JOYCE POSLUNS CHAIR

Why is the incidence of depression, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s significantly higher in women than men? Women’s health — and women’s brain health in particular — is something “distinct in itself,” says University...

Dizziness when standing linked to dementia

Those dizzy spells felt when standing up too quickly have been linked to cognitive decline and dementia later in life. US scientists believe the brief drop in blood pressure that causes the...

Study shows marijuana users have low blood flow to the brain

As the U.S. races to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, a new, large scale brain imaging study gives reason for caution. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers using single photon emission computed tomography...

Why Women Experience More Chronic Pain — And Why It Matters

It’s been known for quite a long time that women experience pain in different volumes, and perhaps in different ways, to men. The gendered nature of pain is an intriguing thing; it seems that women and...

Sound waves boost older adults’ memory

Pink noise synced to brain waves deepens sleep and triples memory scores in older adults. Gentle sound stimulation — such as the rush of a waterfall — synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves...

How to talk to a loved one about memory loss

It can be one of the most difficult conversations you’ll ever have. And one of the most important. When a loved one begins to struggle with memory loss, you can’t help but worry. Soon, others...

Brain Health is a Women’s Issue

On International Women’s Day, we rightly celebrate the achievements of brilliant scientists and selfless humanitarians, of inspiring artists, world-beating athletes and visionary entrepreneurs. As we cheer those success stories, this...

Depression is not a normal part of aging

This business of “aging well” is challenging in countless ways. There are the chronic diseases such as arthritis and diabetes, and those hard-to-avoid mobility and memory challenges, but there’s one aspect of aging...

Autoimmune disease may be linked to heightened dementia risk

Autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and coeliac disease, may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia, indicates a large long term study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health March 1, 2017. Researchers...

Heart Risks in Middle Age Boost Dementia Risk Later in Life

People who have heart disease risks in middle age – such as diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking – are at higher risk for dementia later in life, according to research presented at the American Stroke...

Sleep habits could predict your dementia risk

Researchers at Boston University Medical Center have just made a remarkable discovery, and one that could change how we diagnose dementia in its early stages. They’ve found that sleep habits could predict...

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...