People who have Alzheimer’s disease typically go through distinct phases in which symptoms gradually worsen. However, not everyone will go through all of the Alzheimer’s stages, nor progress through them at the same rate. For example, recent research has provided some evidence that in Alzheimer’s disease, the … Read More
early signs of dementia
A weakening sense of smell may take some enjoyment out mealtime, but it also may be an early sign of dementia, according to research. Impaired olfactory function is often linked to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as well as Alzheimer’s … Read More
Mmmm, smoothies—they’re so quick, delicious, and healthy. Unless you’ve been living in a remote jungle village, you’ll have noticed the fast rise of this beloved drink. Smoothies grace the menus of restaurants, juice bars, and fast food chains around the world. You’ll even find premade versions on grocery store shelves. … Read More
The critical difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia is that Alzheimer’s is a specific disease and dementia is a term used to describe symptoms that can be caused by a number of different diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). So, is there a difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? … Read More
Reseachers are hard at work trying to figure out what causes dementia. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), they're trying to learn the process associated with the condition's onset. What are they learning? That there's a multifactorial process associated with AD, and that it's triggered by … Read More
Can you lose weight just by cutting back on sugar? While the debate about the dangers of sugar continues to rage, a recent, large review of studies adds to accumulating evidence that sugar is indeed deleterious to health, and cutting back can help you lose weight . Adults … Read More
Most of the time, memory blips are due to normal age-related changes, but sometimes memory complaints can herald the development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—a stage of memory loss that represents the first signs of dementia in many individuals. Taking a memory loss test can help … Read More
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 … Read More
Studies show that one of the greatest health fears among older Americans is the fear of losing their minds to dementia in their later years. Yet despite the dread associated with the term, many people have difficulty answering the question, what is dementia?
Learning more about this condition may help provide … Read More
We all dread the possibility of age-related memory problems and early signs of dementia that may eventually lead to Alzheimer’s disease. We may have more reason to fear age-linked memory problems if we eat a high carb diet, a new study out of the Mayo Clinic shows. A diet high … Read More