Tag: stages of dementia

Signs of Dementia in Men

Signs of Dementia in Men

It’s important to be familiar with the signs of dementia in men; early diagnosis allows for initiation of treatment and planning for the future.
Dementia is a term used to describe significant impairment of two or more critical brain functions (such as memory, language, judgment, or reasoning) that impacts a person’s

Early Signs of Dementia

Early Signs of Dementia

It is well documented in scientific literature that aging is associated with certain cognitive changes. As we get older, we experience some gradual decline in conceptual reasoning, memory, and processing speed, but these changes don’t keep us from going about our normal activities.

Dementia, on the other hand, can significantly affect

2016 Index

AGING

Staying independent in older age (Jan., p1)

Use these mind-body strategies to promote healthy aging (June, p3)

How to age-proof your brain (Nov., p1)

Superagers’ secrets to a youthful brain (Dec., p1

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD/DEMENTIA)

Lewy body dementia: a common disease, often underdiagnosed (Jan., p3)

Winning the war against vascular dementia, the second most common cause

Make a Joyful Noise: Play An Instrument

If you stopped taking piano lessons when you were a teenager, there may be some major health benefits to start tickling the ivories again. Or playing the violin. Or strumming a banjo. Or playing any musical instrument you choose. Research suggests that playing an instrument is associated with a lower

Persistent Feelings of Apathy May Be Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

Apathy—feelings of indifference and lack of interest and motivation—is an important harbinger of dementia In people who go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias, emotional and behavioral changes that reflect this growing loss of interest may be the first signal of cognitive problems.

“Apathy is a strong clinical

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Dementia

Practicing Tai Chi Can Reduce Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors
Women who have had breast cancer can protect themselves from inflammation and possible recurrence through the Chinese practice of tai chi, according to a study from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Previous research has found that women who were diagnosed

The Stages of Dementia

As we grow older, most of us will know someone who has begun a process of cognitive decline. This individual may have experienced permanent changes in mental functioning, and may be increasingly forgetful, more apt to become confused, and have greater difficulty with balancing a checkbook, following a recipe, or

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