Can Mindfulness Help Loneliness?
Loneliness among older individuals can be a significant risk factor for health problems like cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and even death.
Cautious Optimism for New Brain Drugs
When scientists discover a new type of drug that "promises" to become a "wonder" drug for all sorts of maladies, caution is a better route than joy and hope.
Omega-3 Oils Keep the Swelling Down
Inflammation occurs with many chronic and acute diseases. Fish oil, a source of omega-3 fatty acids, may help curb this painful symptom.
Cholesterol Plays a Role in Alzheimer’s
A protein, called beta amyloid , builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Cholesterol may be a factor in how much beta amyloid is produced.
Are Dementia Medications Safe for the Heart?
Medications for treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been suspected to influence heart function. New research finds that heart function was not affected over four weeks of treatment.
Hypertension Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Patients suffering from hypertension may be at an added benefit. Their blood pressure medication may help lower their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
A New Target for Stroke and Alzheimer's Drugs
The discovery of key brain receptors gives researchers new ammunition in finding new and innovative ways to treat Alzheimer's disease and disability from stroke.
Small Silent Strokes Increase Risks
Small undetected strokes are not uncommon in older patients. These incidences may be contributing to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in such patients.
Heart Beat Raises Dementia Risk
Irregular heartbeat isn't usually life-threatening. It is relatively easy to manage. However, those with the disorder may be at a heightened risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
Reducing Risks Could Cut Alzheimer's
Moderate lifestyle changes may seem small, but they can provide large returns in better health. Exercising and smoking cessation are among modifiable changes capable of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease.