Tag: memory problem

3. Dementia

MCI to Dementia
Progressing from MCI to dementia means the difference between forgetting names, dates, or what you intended to buy at the supermarket, and having significant trouble functioning in your day-to-day life. The progression of MCI to dementia can alter many aspects of who you are, including your memory, personality

The Many Faces of Dementia

Dementia—changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily activities—is among the most feared of health problems associated with aging. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, affecting up to 5 million Americans. However, as many as 50 percent of cases of dementia are associated with

Memory Maximizers: Brain Atrophy; Dietary Fructose

Avoid Over-the-Counter Meds That Boost Brain Atrophy Risk
The case against a widely used class of over-the-counter and prescription anticholinergic drugs has gotten significantly stronger with the publication of research suggesting that the drugs slow brain metabolism and contribute to brain shrinkage. Anticholinergic medications include over-the-counter sleep aids and medications to

Low Vitamin D Levels May Hasten Cognitive Decline

Older adults with vitamin D shortfalls may experience more rapid declines in cognitive function, according to a study published online Sept. 14, 2015, in JAMA Neurology. Researchers measured blood levels of vitamin D in 382 people, average age about 75. About half of the study participants were cognitively normal and

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