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.
Healthy GPS Shoes
It's not uncommon for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease to become confused and wander off. New shoes with built-in GPS systems may help ensure that seniors with dementia can be tracked and safely brought home.
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.
Substantial Alzheimer's Guideline Changes
A proposed change in guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease means patients will be examined for signs of the disease after their death even if they never exhibited symptoms suggesting the diagnosis.
Drugs Found Safe for Dementia Patients
Several studies over the summer suggested that common drugs taken by the elderly including antidepressants and antihistamines might cause additional cognitive impairment in those suffering from dementia.
Dementia Cases Going Undiagnosed
As many as 36 million worldwide are suffering from some type of dementia, yet about three quarters of them have not been diagnosed, partly because it is often falsely considered a normal part of aging.
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.
Grape Antioxidants Could Prevent Alzheimer's
For all wine lovers, add to the list one more benefit to drinking red wine in moderation: its ability to fight Alzheimer's Disease. The natural antioxidant found in grape seeds, and highly present in red wine, may protect against dementia such as Alzheimer's.
Staying Healthy Wards off Dementia
Eyeglasses, dentures and hearing aids may not seem like causes of dementia. But they appear to matter much more than we think.
Before the Sun Goes Down
Elderly adults who live in institutions like nursing homes are more likely to experience a syndrome known as “sundowning”—and now researchers have clues as to why.