Blood Pressure Medication and Dementia
There are a lot of medications to treat high blood pressure. Some of them may even help fight Alzheimer's disease.
Sleeplessness May Harm Aging Brain
When people don't get enough sleep, they might complain about not having a clear mind. A lack of shut-eye also may affect their mind in other ways.
Confused, Sick and Hospitalized
Making it through a hospital stay with a serious illness and a visit to the intensive care unit can take a toll on someone. While the body can heal, researchers are urging patients and caregivers to be aware of some mental health issues that can present after discharge.
Heart Meds and Healthy Minds
Statins, a type of medication used to lower cholesterol, recently underwent some label changes. This caused some confusion about a potential association with cognition problems, including short-term memory loss.
When the Stress Goes to Your Head
Certain events in our lives can cause very high levels of stress. From deaths and divorce to losing a job, the stress of these events might last longer than we realize.
Are Fish and Nuts Really Brain Boosters?
There has been talk for years that certain "brain foods" might help fend off dementia. Nuts and fatty fish containing omega-3 fatty acids are two of these supposed "brain foods."
A Global Look at Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia, are conditions that affect people all over the world. A new report took a closer look at the actual global impact of Alzheimer's.
Can Dementia Meds Delay Mild Mental Decline?
Adults are living longer lives, which means more people will be living with some level of mental decline. Can that decline be delayed?
Staying Fit to Fend off Illness
The risk for various health problems increases with age. But there are steps people can take to help minimize these risks, and exercise seems to be one of those steps.
An Infection-Cognition Connection
Many older adults deal with chronic health conditions as they age. And according to a new study, these chronic conditions often seem to be preceded by a single infection in elderly patients.