An eye examination may be able to detect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) years or even decades before any clinical symptoms appear, suggests a small study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that people in the preclinical stage of AD had significant … Read More
Eat This to Prevent Memory Loss
Drinking orange juice and eating berries, dark orange and red vegetables, and leafy greens is associated with a lower risk of memory loss, suggests a study of 27,842 men. Over the course of 20 years, male health professionals reported on their eating habits and took … Read More
Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects about 1.4 million Americans, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. This makes it one of the most common causes of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—but even so, it frequently is misdiagnosed, and this leaves people with the condition vulnerable to potentially deadly medication … Read More
Hearing a song from your teen years can certainly trigger a flood of memories. Familiar oldies have even been shown to bring forth memories in people with profound dementia. This awareness is what led Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, to … Read More
Drawing May Be Better Than Writing Notes for Memory Retention
Whether you’re another Rembrandt or a stick-figure specialist, drawing as a means of retaining new information may be more effective than writing notes or using other memory-retention techniques. In a study published in Experimental Aging and Research, Canadian researchers found that … Read More
If you exercise at least a few hours a week and find ways to manage your stress, you are both lowering your risk of a stroke and raising the odds of a healthy outcome in case you do have a stroke.
Of course, you certainly want to avoid what is sometimes … Read More
From big bands to the Beatles and beyond, the songs you loved as a teenagerÑyou know, the ones that neither your parents nor your kids could fully appreciate may hold a key to getting through to people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other causes of dementia.
That’s because the part of … Read More
While scientists are still puzzled by the ultimate cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), they are gathering pieces that they hope will soon yield a complete picture. The latest clue is the discovery that the brains of people with AD also contain high levels of human herpes virus (HHV) 6A and … Read More
Q: I have always suffered from extreme claustrophobia. Is there a way to treat it, or will I always have anxiety in tight spaces?
A: Like many other phobias, claustrophobia can often be treated successfully with some form of psychotherapy. You would start any form of therapy by describing the situations … Read More
A sincere, but often challenging New Year’s resolution many of us make is to patch things up with family members or friends with whom there may be some lingering disputes or misunderstandings. However, a common obstacle to a happy resolution is conflicting versions of events.
Think about times when you deeply … Read More