While ischemic stroke (the type that is caused by a blood clot blocking blood flow in the brain) accounts for nearly 90 percent of strokes, hemorrhagic stroke, which occurs due to bleeding in the brain, is even more deadly. “It is less treatable than ischemic stroke,” confirms neurologist Stanley Tuhrim,
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An expert panel of the American Heart Association (AHA) has found consistent evidence that high blood pressure in midlife (age 40-64) is associated with impaired cognitive function in mid- and later life.
When high blood pressure develops after age 64, its impact on brain function is less clear, the panel explained
If a little is good, most Americans are accustomed to thinking, more must be better and a lot must be better still. When it comes to vitamins and minerals, however, it is possible to get too much of a good thing—especially if some of your nutrients are coming from pills
Multivitamins and Your Brain
For many Americans, taking a multivitamin as “insurance” against nutritional shortfalls is a daily habit. Americans have been taking multivitamin/mineral supplements since the early 1940s, and an estimated one-third of all U.S. consumers take these regularly. Multivitamins account for almost one-sixth of all purchases of dietary supplements
Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood
Q: My husband recently had a hemorrhagic stroke, which the doctors told us was caused by a condition called cerebral amyloid angiopathy. What is cerebral amyloid angiopathy and how does it cause stroke?
A: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is characterized by the accumulation of abnormal amyloid protein deposits in the walls
Q: My friend says all older adults should take a daily aspirin to help prevent a stroke or heart attack, but I say that aspirin should be used with caution because it can be dangerous for some people. Who’s right?
A: You’re right—a daily aspirin is not for everyone, and I would advise
Spending Time With Grandkids Boosts Brain Power in Women
Women who cared for their grandchildren for about one day each week did better on tests of mental acuity than women who took no care of their grandchildren, according to a small study involving 186 Australian women aged 57 to 68. Although
An estimated six million Americans take blood-thinning medications (antithrombotics) on an outpatient basis each year to prevent the formation in arteries and veins of blood clots that, among other effects, can cause serious brain injury or death.
Yet although these drugs are among the most effective therapies available for preventing heart
For both the youthful and the elderly, diseases can be a reality, and they require attention. Many different diseases can affect the human body, but certain ones rank among the most common causes of major illness in older adults. Some of these elderly diseases affect both men and women and