We all know that a poor diet causes weight gain, heart disease and diabetes. But did you know that your brain can be affected by your diet just as much as your waistline can? Fortunately, as a healthy diet can help you…
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Medical science has yet to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a defect in a brain-signaling pathway that they believe contributes to the development of AD.
According to lead investigator Guojun Bu, PhD, a neuroscientist at the Mayo Clinic, targeting this specific defect with
Simple slips of memory happen to just about everyone. How often have you purposefully walked into a room only to forget why you went there? How many times have you misplaced your reading glasses? Your car keys? You aren’t alone. If you are over age 65, the time of life
Hormone Therapy Boosts Mood, but Not Memory
Recent research suggests that there’s no difference in memory performance between women who take hormone therapy at menopause and those who do not. However, certain types of hormone medications may help alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression common during menopause, ac-cording to a study
Zinc Deficiency Linked to Weaker Immune Response in Older Adults
About 40 percent of those age 65 and older have a zinc deficiency, and a new study shows this affects how the body heals. The research from Oregon State University discovered that low levels of zinc were linked to increased chronic
Alzheimer’s disease strikes more than five million Americans, two-thirds of whom are women. Yet, one of the major challenges of the disease continues to be early detection.
Developing tests for Alzheimer’s diseases and even dementia is ongoing, but new research has revealed clinical approaches, self-tests, and self-analysis that may help identify
Dementia can be very scary. Increasing episodes of forgetfulness can leave someone feeling helpless and confused. If not addressed, symptoms can gradually worsen. But, there is hope!