Tag: impaired cognitive function

High Blood Pressure in Mid-Life May Cause or Aggravate Dementia

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

2. Brain-Healthy Dietary Patterns

When the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were released in January 2016, they earned headlines for their focus on added sugars and relaxed view of dietary fat. But the most important point of the updated DGAs was often overlooked in the flurry of media coverage: Healthy eating is more

1. Your Heart-Brain Partnership

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

3. Who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most

Ask the Doctor: Spider Veins; Knee Supports; Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

Q. What causes my spider veins, and is there anything I can do about them?

A. Spider veins are tiny blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. The primary cause of spider veins is genetic, although too much sitting, standing, and substantial weight gain, can trigger them. Seldom are

Ask the Doctor: Statins and Memory Loss

Q. Can statin medications cause memory problems?
A. A number of anecdotal reports suggest a link between cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and impaired cognitive function. Some statin users have complained of memory loss, “foggy” thinking, or an inability to recall words or concentrate—symptoms that stopped after they quit using the medications.
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