Dementia

More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

The first problem with the airplane bathroom was its location.<p>It was March. Greg O'Brien and his wife, Mary Catherine, were flying back to Boston from Los Angeles, sitting in economy seats in the middle of the plane. "We're halfway, probably over Chicago," Greg remembers, "and Mary Catherine said, …

4 Best Drinks To Fight Dementia | International Business Times

Tea is a wildly diverse beverage that can be served hot or cold in a variety of flavors, year-round. The benefits of drinking tea go beyond its …

Longevity

Dementia charity's work shows music can give sufferers access to former lives

The Grenfell Tower charity single was certain to be a hit, with scores of top artists involved and a nation desperate to show victims we care.<p>But so …

Alzheimer's Disease

What Can Prevent Alzheimer’s? Here’s What the Evidence Shows

There’s no strong evidence that anything prevents Alzheimer’s disease, but a few common-sense practices may help delay memory loss, a panel of experts said Thursday.<p>They include controlling high blood pressure, regular exercise and specific memory training exercises.<p>Outside of that, there’s no …

Cognitive Impairment

Physical Activity Is Linked to Brain Health, Says a New Alzheimer's Study

Just keep moving.<p>Scientists studying Alzheimer's have found that staying moderately active can lead to healthier brain functions in those at risk of …

Alzheimer's Disease

New Study Finds Olive Oil May Prevent Alzheimer’s

A newly published study points out a linkage between olive oil and positive brain effects.<p>Often touted as one of the healthiest fats you can consume, …

Alzheimer's Disease

3 lifestyle changes that may help guard against dementia

Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests.<p>Some scientific evidence indicates …

Alzheimer's Disease

To preserve mental acuity into old age, experts suggest focusing on these three things

Preventing the diseases we fear most as we age is rarely a sure or simple matter. But for those determined to slow mental decline and drive down the likelihood of developing dementia, researchers have reached a rare consensus around a trio of straightforward strategies: Engage your brain (but …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Truth Behind Turmeric's Health Claims

Does turmeric emit a health aura so strong that it's needless to expound upon the specifics? “Everybody knows about the nutritional benefits of turmeric and how its bioavailability increases when you eat it with black pepper, right?” writes Sharon Flynn in the headnote for fermented turmeric in her …

Alzheimer's Disease

What is 'cognitive reserve'? How we can protect our brains from memory loss and dementia

As we get older we have a greater risk of developing impairments in areas of cognitive function – such as memory, reasoning and verbal ability. We …

The Brain

When will we cure Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease affect more than 1 million people in the UK. Genetic analysis of these diseases has pointed to the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

1803 votes Vote Now!<p>Who won the week?<p>Senator Al Franken, whose book "Al Franken: Giant of the Senate," shot to the top of the New York Times …

Alzheimer's Disease

Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's disease: Feasibility study suggests suppressing seizure-like activity may help patients

Feasibility study suggests suppressing seizure-like activity may help patients<p>An anti-epileptic drug has been tested for its potential impact on the …

Alzheimer's Disease

In ‘Memory’s Last Breath,’ Remembering Life, Before It’s Too Late

Just days before her 61st birthday, Gerda Saunders made a wretched discovery at the neurologist’s office: “Dement” is a verb. “I dement, you dement, he/she/it dements,” Saunders writes in “Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia.” It’s an unlovely conjugation if ever there was one. Why is …

The Arts

Letters from magazine readers

June 4 Issue<p>“A QUIET DESPERATION,” ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, BY MARITA GOLDEN<p>I lost my parents to Alzheimer’s. We lost our father in 2004 and our mother in 2008. To see your loved ones go down with this is rough. The article hit home.<p><b>Kathy Brooks, Brandywine, Md.</b><p>Thank you for …

Alzheimer's Disease

'Dad's in his own world now, but still has music in his soul: Glen Campbell's daughter on country icon's Alzheimer's battle

Ashley Campbell’s earliest memories are of her dad strumming his guitar and singing to her in his rich, soaring voice.<p>As she got older and took up …

Alzheimer's Disease

This Pop-Up Restaurant in Tokyo Is Run by Dementia Patients

There are many negative stereotypes about people with dementia being incapable of functioning in society, but a new pop-up restaurant in Tokyo is …

Food

Drug fights vision-robbing disease

An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults - and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients …

Macular Degeneration

Interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementia: Evidence supporting three interventions that might slow cognitive decline and the onset of dementia is encouraging but insufficient to justify a public health campaign focused on their adoption

Evidence supporting three interventions that might slow cognitive decline and the onset of dementia is encouraging but insufficient to justify a …

Public Health

Shelby Jewell passes

Shelby Jewell, who founded The Bluegrass Kinsmen back in the early 1970s, passed away on June 17 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 80 …

Alzheimer's Disease

This is how yoga can strengthen your mind as well as your body

Yoga has long been a popular workout for those of us looking to improve flexibility, get in tune with our body and strengthen our core. But now, a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Latest study says this oil staves off Alzheimer's, preserves memory

Researchers at the college's Lewis Katz School of Medicine found mice with EVOO-enriched diets had better memories and learning abilities compared to …

Alzheimer's Disease

$28 million taxpayer dollars went to this 'stupid' Pentagon purchase

So, what's the return policy?<p>We’ve all been there: You order something special, eagerly wait for it to arrive, open that box and — boom, the buyer’s guilt hits hard. Now imagine how a $28 million, non-returnable, "uh-oh" purchase would feel. That’s how much extra cash the Pentagon (*cough cough* …

Stephen Hawking

If You Want To Improve Your Memory, You Should Add This One Thing To Your Diet

Olive oil truly does it all.<p>From dressing salads to soothing chapped lips, this kitchen aid does wonders for beauty treatments, and now studies show …

Alzheimer's Disease

Chronic pain linked to increased dementia risk

<b>Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later, an indication that chronic pain could somehow be related to changes in the brain that contribute to dementia.</b><p>The study, …

Pain

How can we make advance care planning easier for patients and families?

Dr. Robert Penfold talks about how his father’s death inspired him to work on advance care planning for people with mild cognitive impairment.<p><i>by</i></i> …

Cognitive Impairment

Alzheimer’s Drug Pipeline Analysis: Have We Hit Peak Amyloid?

A 2014 report provided a stark frame of reference for the challenge of fighting Alzheimer’s disease, showing that 99.6 percent of all drugs in the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Genes That Affect Diseases And Other Traits May Be Scattered Across Genome

Biomedical researchers tend to envision genes for traits from height to Alzheimer’s disease as being clustered in a limited number of pathways.<p>Two …

Alzheimer's Disease

Brigham And Women's Hospital - Press Releases

Jun 20, 2017<p><b>Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease</b><p>Parkinson’s disease (PD) is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, …

Research

Maria Shriver creates first coloring book for people with Alzheimer's

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you know: the disease not only robs people of memories and their very essence, but the ability to connect with family and friends, too.<p>What if something as simple as crayons could help?<p>That’s the idea behind “Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with …

Coloring Book