Study Suggests Why Older Adults Are More Susceptible to Alzheimer’s Disease
Advancing age has long been known as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). And in a recently published study, researchersÑled by a team from Massachusetts General HospitalÑbelieve they can at least start to explain that connection. In the study, … Read More
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be devastating news, but if discovered in its early stages, AD can often be slowed and its symptoms managed with the help of medications.
There are currently five FDA-approved medications for Alzheimer’s disease. Three of them are cholinesterase inhibitors: donepezil (Aricept) for all stages … Read More
Variety May Be a Key to Better Learning
You may marvel at how you were able to go right from algebra to U.S. history to chemistry in high school and managed to learn a lot in each class every day. While good teachers may have had a lot to do with … Read More
Q: I believe that the brain sometimes gets rid of unimportant memories to make room for more important ones, but my kids think I’m just getting forgetful. Is my theory possible?
A: Yes, and it’s not just a theory. Brain scientists sometimes refer to this concept as transience, meaning simply that … Read More
If you had surgery to repair a broken hip, you probably wouldn’t hesitate to ask others for a little help, whether it’s a ride to your physical therapy sessions or some temporary assistance with housework. However, when the diagnosis is a mood or an anxiety disorder or mild cognitive impairment … Read More