Five Treatments to Discuss With Your Doc
As people grow old, they often face increasing health issues. While certain treatments may be helpful to younger adults, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has recommended some treatments elderly patients may want to avoid.
Alzheimer's Now Linked to Diabetes
From your head to your toes, diabetes can affect many aspects of your health. This common condition may even harm your ability to think and process information.
Is Diabetes Making Brains Smaller?
While the size of your head may not matter so much, the size of your brain does. If parts of your brain get smaller, you may be faced with brain function problems. Diabetes may play a role in this process.
Does Blood Sugar Really Shrink the Brain?
As you grow old, your brain may shrink, leading to problems with memory. In the past, brain shrinkage has been tied to diabetes. Now, new research suggests that brain shrinkage may start well before the onset of diabetes.
Obesity May Speed-Up Cognitive Decline
Keeping a healthy weight has many benefits. Recent research suggests that it may also help keep memory sharp as you age. A recent study looked at people’s weight and other health problems, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Diabetes Speeds Up Cognitive Decline
Diabetes affects much more than blood sugar. The disease can cause problems in the brain and nervous system, which means that the mental health of diabetes patients could be at stake.
Healthy Habits Ward Off Dementia
The risk of dementia is higher in diabetic patients that also have depression. Healthy diet, exercise and treatment for depression may help lower this risk significantly.
Diabetes May Speed Up Dementia
As you grow old, your brain starts to get smaller and lose power. Certain diseases can make this decline in brain function even worse. It seems diabetes may be one of these diseases.
Is Hypertension Linked to Dementia?
Could common conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes influence dementia? New findings suggest a possible link.
Predicting Memory Problems
Hypertension, diabetes and smoking are known to increase your chances for stroke. A new study shows they can also be factors in developing cognitive problems later in life, even among patients who have never experienced a stroke.