Forgetfulness—a part of aging as familiar as wrinkles and graying hair—can be a source of worry for many seniors. Is the growing tendency to forget words, recall names, or lose track of car keys normal... or is it an early sign of … Read More
Most older adults have some memory slips, but mild cognitive impairment crosses the line from normal lapses into excessive memory changes. MCI is the stage that comes after age-associated memory impairment, and it sometimes—but not always—leads to dementia.
Currently, as many as 15 to 20 percent of Americans aged 65 and … Read More
The typical Alzheimer’s case progresses gradually, with steady deterioration over as many as 20 years, although some people have a more rapid course. This progression has been categorized into stages of Alzheimer's for diagnostic purposes, although, in reality, an individual with AD may have some overlap of … Read More
Studies show a ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. You might be asking, “What is a ketogenic diet?”
A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that produces ketones—compounds the … Read More
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
Anyone who has seen the effects of Alzheimer's disease on a loved one knows it's a devastating condition—one that that compromises not only the ability to remember and to think but to take care of oneself. But what is Alzheimer’s?
The Alzheimer's Association provides a direct and … Read More
Combining physical exercise with video games can help boost motivation when it comes to getting enough physical activity, but “exergaming” isn’t just for kids—it may benefit adults, too. In a recent small study, older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who played exergames—video games that double as exercise—experienced improvements when … Read More
Ahh, brain fog. Why do you toy with me so? The other day I looked everywhere for my car keys. I was rushing so I could drop off my kids at school (finally!) when I realized they were missing (the keys, not the kids). I searched frantically: the kitchen, the … Read More
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
We all want to live as many years as possible. And, ideally, we’d like to grow old with physical independence and a lucid mind. Many of us will succeed, with only minimal forgetfulness, but others will suffer a devastating and progressive deterioration of their mental faculties … Read More