Tag: age related memory loss

What’s Really in Your “Dietary Supplements”?

Surveys have shown that a large majority of Americans are confident in the “safety, quality and effectiveness” of products marketed as “dietary supplements” (a term derived from a 1994 law that questionably grouped drug-type herbal and botanical extracts with essential vitamins and minerals). So many were shocked at the recent

2. Eating To Beat Disease

When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting

Walking You Through Alzheimer’s Stages

Walking You Through Alzheimer’s Stages

People who have Alzheimer’s disease typically go through distinct phases in which symptoms gradually worsen. However, not everyone will go through all of the Alzheimer’s stages, nor progress through them at the same rate. For example, recent research has provided some evidence that in Alzheimer’s disease, the signs of dementia

Superagers’ Secrets to a Youthful Brain

A team of researchers led by Bradford Dickerson, MD, and Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has published a groundbreaking study that holds great promise for the prevention and treatment of age-related memory loss.

The work focused on a small group of “superagers”—adults between the ages

8. Helping Yourself

This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s drug development, but that doesn’t mean you should sit back and wait until new drugs become available. Take proactive steps today to preserve your memory and prevent dementia. There is good evidence that just by making better choices each day, like eating right,

4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is turning into a true epidemic. Today, more than 5 million Americans live with the effects of this disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the numbers are climbing. By 2050, nearly 14 million people over age 65 will have developed Alzheimer’s. The cost of caring for

2. Why Aging Minds Forget

Having an occasional memory lapse or fuzzy memory is normal, especially as you age. Most of the time, memory blips are due to typical age-related changes. Yet sometimes, memory complaints can herald cognitive changes to come.
In a study published in the journal Neurology, people in their 70s who complained of

New Discoveries Offer Promise for Reversing Memory Loss

Most people are concerned about preserving a sharp memory as they grow older, fearing that memory loss associated with the aging process and disease might rob them of the ability to function normally and remain independent. These worries may one day be a thing of the past, if promising processes

Good News for Those With Memory Lapses

Two recent studies provide strong evidence that age-related memory loss is a syndrome in its own right, rather than an early sign of dementia, as some experts believed.
“Being able to tell the difference between normal memory decline and the earliest stages of the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) process should help scientists

Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect

Three questions women frequently ask about Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are:

1) What are the early symptoms?

2) How do I know if the symptoms are Alzheimer’s rather normal, age-related memory loss?

3) What should I do about it?

“We all forget things, and it’s important to keep in mind that some degree of forgetting

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