Tag: transient ischemic attack tia

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

TIAs Can Have Long-Term Impact

For many patients, there is nothing “transient” about suffering a transient ischemic attack (TIA), an event that disrupts blood flow to the brain and causes symptoms much like those of a more severe stroke. These include difficulty with speech and vision, and numbness or weakness in the extremities and face,

Ask the Doctor: Dementia Drugs for MCI; Intracranial Arterial Stenosis; Anxiety & Heart Disesase

Q: My mother has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. Would she benefit from taking a medication for dementia?

A: Research involving nearly 4,500 older adults suggests that taking one of the four commonly prescribed medications for Alzheimer’s disease—rivastigmine (Exelon), donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Razadyne) or memantine (Namenda)—does not improve the cognition of people

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

Newsbriefs: Blood Pressure; Stroke Prevention

Variable Blood Pressure and Cognitive Decline
A new study (Hypertension, May 23) suggests that fluctuations in blood pressure could put seniors at risk for faster cognitive decline. Researchers analyzed results from a five-year study including 976 people age 55 and older. Blood pressure variability was calculated from three or four visits

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