Handgrip Strength Can Predict Cognitive Decline In Seniors

Handgrip strength can accurately predict a cognitive decline in senior citizens, according to a recent National Institute of Aging study. Results were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.   Older adults with a weaker handgrip were more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip. These findings suggest that handgrip strength…

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Brushing Your Teeth Daily Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Brushing your teeth daily could prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Sounds like a bad joke, but it’s not. In fact, serious research is currently ongoing by researchers who have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) could determine if you do or don’t get Alzheimer’s. This drug research company is called Cortexyme and is located in…

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Blood Test Is One Step Closer In Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease

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A blood test prototype shows exciting promise to detect Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, the blood test detects proteins that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, causing neurons to die. The study results were presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association Conference 2019.   These results suggest that researchers may be one step closer…

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Lewy Body Dementia: Is this The Same As Alzheimer’s?

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Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a disease related to abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the brain. These deposits, called Lewy bodies, affect chemicals in the brain responsible for thinking, movement, behavior, and mood.   LBDis one of the most common causes of dementia.   Diagnosing LBD is very difficult as it displays…

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Dietary Supplements For Alzheimer’s, Cancer Face Tough FDA Regulation

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Dietary supplements marketed as preventing Alzheimer’s or cancer now face tough regulation by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).   Earlier this week, the FDA announced they will closely regulate dietary supplements and enforce action against companies who claim that their dietary supplements can prevent Alzheimer’s disease or cancer.   The explosive growth of the…

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Your Brain Tracks Time And Alzheimer’s Disease, Is There A Connection?

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Your brain tracks time constantly and when you’re involved in an event, your brain immediately records the time, the place, and where it happened. These memories are called episodic memories and can disappear when brain areas responsible for memory formation become damaged or diseased.   Indeed, both Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are conditions in which…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Rates To Double by 2060, Says CDC

Alzheimer’s disease rates in the United States are expected to double by the year 2060, according to the latest study by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC statistics are derived from actuarial data which predicts more people living into old age ( 65 years ), and health claims data from 28 million Medicare…

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Belly Fat In Seniors May Lead to Poor Memory, Cognitive Decline

Belly fat in seniors can lead to poor memory, cognitive decline, and even Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; a study reports. Currently, approximately 47 million people worldwide are affected by dementia. And as the number of senior citizens rises, so does the number of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.This number is expected to rise to 75 million…

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Wristband With Sensors May Improve Lives of Dementia Patients

A wristband with sensors may improve the lives of dementia patients. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin, Germany have developed a sensor and software package that tracks patients with developing dementia. The sensor is encased in a wristband and tracks the disease progression in the patient. It measures the patient’s vital signs, environmental data,…

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Memory Improvement In Seniors Through Deep Sleep

Memory lapses are more common and frequent in the elderly, perhaps because their brain waves can’t sync to save new memories, researchers at University of California, Berkeley found. In stage 4 sleep, the brain produces delta waves almost exclusively. It is very difficult to wake someone during stages 3 and 4, which together are called deep sleep. There is no eye…

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