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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

Acetylcholine Supplement: Use it to Improve Your Memory

Acetylcholine Supplement: Use it to Improve Your Memory

If Alzheimer’s disease or dementia —or what might seem like natural memory loss—has affected you or someone you know, consider the benefits of increasing acetylcholine or using an acetylcholine supplement.

Acetylcholine is an often-overlooked but critically necessary nutrient. Since the brain’s ability to create acetylcholine lessens as we age, the answer

Newsbriefs: Dementia; Parkinson’s; AD Drugs; Sleep Medications

Tube Feeding and Dementia
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Choosing Wisely guidelines advise against the use of feeding tubes in people with advanced dementia. But while tube feeding in these patients has declined in the last decade, it still occurs. A recent study (Journal

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

10. Practical Advice: Legal, Financial, Healthcare

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be emotionally charged, and practical matters may be neglected. But at some point, early on, it will be necessary to make certain legal and financial decisions and to think about future care. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of handling his

7. Treatment

Despite reports of promising new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, there is still no cure. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are drugs that can treat some of the

6. Treating Alzheimer’s

Doctors can’t yet cure Alzheimer’s disease—although that is the ultimate goal of AD research. Treatments have advanced to the point where they can help manage some of the most troubling cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and make life easier for both those with the condition, and their caregivers. New treatments on

3. Dementia

MCI to Dementia
The key difference between MCI and dementia is the ability to carry out daily activities. When you progress from MCI to dementia, you go beyond forgetting names, dates, or doctor appointments, and you begin having significant trouble functioning in your day-to-day life. The progression of MCI to dementia

Early-Onset Alzheimer’s: What Are the Signs?

Early-onset dementia—defined as dementia that develops before the age of 65—is on the rise, robbing more and more people in their prime of their most productive years and placing a huge burden on society.

The neurological condition, which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in up to 58 percent of cases,

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