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Does Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s Matter?

In the past eight years, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2010), the European Commission (2014), and more recently the National Institutes of Health (2015), have announced policies requiring basic and clinical researchers to integrate sex as...

Stroke doubles dementia risk, according to a large-scale study

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The University of Exeter Medical School led the study which analysed data...

Speeding Progress in Migraine Requires Unraveling Sex Differences

To decrease the substantial health and economic burden of migraine on individuals and society, researchers need to examine and address how the disease differs between women and men, according to a report from the Society...

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women than in men

Women may need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. Mounting evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men’s and women’s brain...

Sitting For Long Periods Can Reduce Blood Flow To The Brain

Sitting behind a desk all day and struggling to concentrate come 3pm? New research has found that staying sedentary can slow the flow of blood to our brains, which can have short-term effects on...

Looking for an earlier sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Recent research suggests that the brain changes leading to Alzheimer’s disease begin many years before the onset of symptoms. Most often the disease is not diagnosed until it exists in full force, so finding earlier changes in...

Dizziness on Standing May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia

Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up may be a risk factor for stroke and dementia years down the road, a new study reports. The condition, known as orthostatic hypotension, is...

Asking older adults better questions about their memory

Healthcare providers and researchers rely on screening questions to detect patients who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related problems, but how these questions are worded may be confusing or trigger emotional responses....

Life is short after dementia diagnosis, no matter your age

Your age doesn’t determine how long you’ll live after a dementia diagnosis, new research contends. “These findings suggest that, despite all efforts, and despite being younger and perhaps physically ‘healthier’ than older people, survival time in people with...

First dementia prevalence data in lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults

The first dementia prevalence data from a large population of lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults was reported today at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago. Researchers from University of California, San Francisco and Kaiser...

First practice guidelines for clinical evaluation of Alzheimer’s

Despite more than two decades of advances in diagnostic criteria and technology, symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) too often go unrecognized or are misattributed, causing delays in appropriate diagnoses and care that are both...

Heart-healthy diet linked to bigger brain volume

The same diet that doctors recommend for dodging heart disease also may help preserve brain tissue, a new study finds. Researchers scrutinized diet surveys from more than 4,200 people with an average age of 66 and ranked...

Majority of Older Adults with Probable Dementia Are Likely Unaware They Have It

A Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of information gathered for an ongoing and federally sponsored study of aging and disability adds to evidence that a substantial majority of older adults with probable dementia in the United States...

Midlife anxiety diagnosis may be a risk factor for dementia

Dementia is a progressively debilitating neurodegenerative condition. Early intervention and reducing its development by identifying its risk factors are the main goals in dementia treatment. This is particularly important as there is little...

How To Talk To Your Family About Your Mental Health

Sometimes, the hardest part of living with a mental illness isn’t the symptoms, or the management — it’s dealing with stigma from other people. And unfortunately, many people who live with mental illness face stigma...

Where you live could increase your risk of cognitive decline

Living in a neighborhood with more green spaces could slow cognitive decline in older people, according to a study. To investigate the potential link between being exposed to greenery and brain health, researchers based in...

14 Habits You Never Knew Were Aging Your Brain

From the walk you skipped this morning to the snacks you’ll have before bedtime, your daily choices may have a big impact on your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Here are the...

Feeling young could slow down brain aging

Besides improving your physical and mental health, feeling younger can also slow down the rate of brain aging, finds a study. The findings showed that elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of...

Balancing Act – Boost your balance and your brain health

Your brain and body rely on a complex set of sensory and motor movement systems to balance properly. Your eyes—part of the vision system—tell you whether you’re on slippery ice or a rocky beach. Balance sensors...

Quick Tips For A Better Brain

You may think that bettering your brain requires conquering the New York Times’ crossword puzzle regularly, allocating hours to online brain training, or learning how to play the piano.  While these activities are great for...

Traumatic Brain Injuries Common in Victims of Intimate-Partner Violence, But Often Undiagnosed

Intimate-partner violence (IPV) is a pattern of physical and/or sexual violence inflicted by an intimate or ex-intimate partner. Global estimates published by the World Health Organization indicate that about 1 in 3 women have experienced...

Decline in Walking Speed may be Dementia Indicator

As of 2015, 46.8 million people were diagnosed with dementia across the globe and this number continues to rise. Currently, there is no cure for dementia and treatment options are limited, so identifying...

Sex Matters – Addressing the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Gap

To prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease, scientists need to better understand how the disease differs between women and men, according to a paper published today in Alzheimer’s & Dementia – The Journal of...

Millennials have the most negative outlook on the future

Millennials have the most negative outlook on the future, with a quarter believing that depression is normal in older age, a study has found. Two in five 18 to 24-year-olds see dementia as inevitable,...

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