Tag: mini stroke

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

What Is Vascular Dementia?

What Is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia (VaD) ranks second among memory loss causes after Alzheimer’s disease, yet it is often overlooked. But what is vascular dementia?
The condition is caused by vascular problems affecting memory regions and supporting structures in the brain, and is closely associated with cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease. Causes of vascular

Brain Microbleeds: Under-Recognized Contributor to Cognitive Decline

Many of us are unaware of a relatively common age-related health issue—cerebral microbleeds (CMB, largely symptomless leakage from miniscule blood vessels into surrounding brain tissue). Cerebral microbleeds have been linked to a decline in cognitive functions such as memory, thinking and information processing. The good news is that the condition

Ask the Doctor: Vitamin E & AD; Blood Pressure & Stroke; Insomnia & Alcohol

Q: Is it true that vitamin E can slow the advance of Alzheimer’s disease?

A: A recent study has associated high daily doses of vitamin E with significantly slower progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), although the findings do not suggest that the vitamin is a cure. The research, which was published in the

Ask the Doctor: AD vs. Vascular Dementia; Benefits of Tea; Vaginal Bleeding

Q: Can you explain the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia?

A: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia have some similar symptoms, but there also are important differences between the two conditions.

It is still unclear what causes AD, and, while research points to lifestyle approaches that may help protect against it,

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