Tag: dementia diagnosis

1. Inside the Brain

If you were to look only at the record of pharmaceutical interventions against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, the picture would be bleak. “’The history of the results of clinical trials has been a history of disappointment,” says Keith Fargo, PhD, director of scientific programs and outreach for

4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Although it has likely been around since the start of humanity, it has only been in the past century that we’ve known about Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The growth in our knowledge and understanding of the disease combined with our increasing lifespan and the aging of the baby-boomer generation has led

Do You Take Anticholinergic Drugs?

If you or a loved one are taking medications to help alleviate urinary incontinence, it’s likely the drugs are in a class called anticholinergics. In some cases, anticholinergics also may be used to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The drugs work by blocking a brain chemical called acetylcholine, which

Avoid Anxiety to Lower Your Dementia Risk

As if the day-to-day physical and mental consequences of persistent anxiety weren’t distressing enough, recent research has added another compelling reason to get treatment for this psychiatric disorder. A study published in the February 2013 issue of the journal Family Practice suggests that a diagnosis of anxiety may triple a

1. Understanding Your Brain

There is surprising good news about the brain and degenerative diseases that can affect it: Predictions that rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will explode as the nation’s population ages may have been too pessimistic. According to a study published in 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine, rates of dementia

4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Health experts often refer to the explosion in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cases as an epidemic, and the description fits. Today, more than 5 million Americans live with the effects of this disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the numbers are climbing. By 2050, the number of people affected by

Does Dementia Mean Giving Up the Car Keys?

Losing driving privileges can be devastating. But a dementia diagnosis does not inherently mean a person must give up the car keys immediately. In the very early stages, some people will be able to continue driving without problems. As time goes on, however, changes in the brain can make driving

5. Detecting Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s research has made great strides in recent years. Scientists have found new ways to diagnose the disease while it’s still in its early stages. Blood tests and brain scans may be able to spot the presence of beta-amyloid and other Alzheimer’s markers before symptoms appear. And although no definitive

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