Post-Surgery Memory Loss Is Not Dementia
Some people have problems with thinking and memory after having surgery. Researchers wanted to know if having these post-surgery problems was a risk factor for dementia.
Feeling Blue With Alzheimer's
Losing mental skills can be hard to handle and may, understandably, lead to depression. Depression symptoms with dementia could intensify some problem behaviors, which may affect quality of life.
To Boldly Go Into Space…Has Risks
Space: the final frontier. Today, a manned mission to Mars is a more realistic possibility than ever. But to boldly go where no man has gone before can take its toll on our brains.
Linking Dementia and Depression?
Aging is a part of life and it can involve changes in the brain. Most do not develop memory problems or depression, but these two things can develop together in some people.
Replaying Memories as Dementia Therapy?
Reminiscence therapy uses the good aspects of memory to help people feel better. A recent study wanted to know if this therapy could help dementia patients and their caregivers.
Battle of the Brain Trauma
Moods shift. Personalities change. Memories are difficult to form and recall. All are signs of the brain breaking down over time and researchers are getting a better understanding of how to diagnose the condition.
Alzheimer’s Tests Working Together
Medical tests for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may help with early diagnosis, but no test is perfect. A recent study found that conducting multiple tests together improved the accuracy. But is this expense worth it?
Lonely Heart Club's Dementia Risk
Many seniors live alone in their golden years, but this doesn't mean they're lonely. But feeling lonely may affect how long they are able to live alone before developing dementia.
Meeting the Needs of Dementia Patients
Mental disorders in the elderly, like dementia, can create many special needs for the patient and their caregivers. Many of the needs may be met, but some may not.
Keeping Active to Slow Alzheimer’s
An active lifestyle can keep you healthy. Staying active may also slow the loss of brain tissue that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A recent study presented at conference found that the more calories elderly people burned doing physical activities, like yard work, the fewer brain cells they lost.