Chemotherapy on the Brain
Despite past concerns, a new study found no link between a type of chemotherapy and cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors.
Antipsychotics for Parkinson's: The Problem
Physicians commonly prescribe antipsychotic drugs to treat psychosis associated with Parkinson's. However, a new study published in JAMA Neurology suggests that these drugs may be causing additional harm.
How Chronic Viral Infections Affect the Brain
As people age, cognitive functions like memory and judgment can change. And viral infections might have something to do with that.
The Link Between Blood Pressure and Your Brain
You might control your blood pressure for the sake of avoiding stroke. But did you know high blood pressure (hypertension) might also be tied to dementia?
Benzodiazepines and Dementia: The New Findings
Treating anxiety and insomnia can be complex, especially when considering the potential side effects of medication. A new study may shed some light on that issue.
An Old Drug with New Tricks
Parkinson’s disease has long been in the public eye, partly due to efforts by affected celebrities like Michael J. Fox. But a cure remains elusive. However, an unexpected treatment may improve some of the disease’s most debilitating symptoms.
The Upside of Antipsychotics for Dementia Patients
Due to recent findings linking antipsychotic medications to poor health and death in dementia patients, some health policymakers have pushed for limited prescribing. But there may be more to the picture.
Senior Antipsychotic Use: The Troubling Trends
The use of antipsychotic drugs to treat elderly patients has become more common in recent years. But that may not be a good thing.
Vitamin D and Your Brain
Vitamin D is essential for building strong bones. But new evidence suggests that it may also play an important role in protecting against cognitive decline.
Stopping Blood Pressure Meds May Not Help Cognition
Any medication can cause side effects, and high blood pressure medications are no exception.