We still need more research on coconut oil for memory loss, but studies show that the type of fats in coconut oil (medium chain triglycerides) help those with Alzheimer’s carry out activities of daily living for a longer time.
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Many diseases that grow more common with age are associated with deterioration in brain health and cognitive decline, warns Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD, director of the Gerontology Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
“That’s why it’s important to get
Alzheimer’s research has made great strides in recent years. Scientists have found new ways to diagnose the disease while it’s still in its early stages. Blood tests and brain scans may be able to spot the presence of beta-amyloid and other Alzheimer’s markers before symptoms appear. And although no definitive
What is vascular dementia? It refers to a spectrum of cognitive impairments resulting from damage to blood vessels in the brain. Stroke, either a significant singular stroke or multiple smaller strokes, is a major cause of vascular dementia (VaD), but any disease process that damages blood vessels in the brain
Many experts believe that there is no need for dementia screening for healthy older individuals without cognitive symptoms, a view that was recently supported by a pronouncement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. After evaluating the benefits and harms of various screening and dementia treatment options for individuals with
When episodes of confusion or memory loss are formally diagnosed as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or even dementia, the news can be shattering for the person and those close to her.
But it’s important to maintain perspective and understand that, for many people, cognitive changes progress slowly, which provides time for
Among the potential causes of extreme fatigue is a condition called chronic fatigue syndrome. Symptoms are affecting more of us than you might imagine. More than 1 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among adults,
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may loom as the most common and widely known cause of dementia in the United States, but lurking in its shadow is another equally devastating generator of cognitive decline and memory loss—vascular dementia (VaD). While scientists have not yet found effective therapies for AD, we are making
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!
New research shows one of olive oil’s polyphenol compounds can help stave off Alzheimer’s, cancer, and arthritis. But not all olive oil contains this compound. Find out which kinds provide the highest level of olive oil health benefits.