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Dementia, memory loss risk increases in people with blood type AB

Dementia, memory loss risk increases in people with blood type ABMemory loss and dementia are issues that plague so many of us as we age but now researchers have found having a particular blood type may determine your risk of developing such conditions.

There are other factors which contribute to …

Anxiety medications won’t increase the risk of dementia in seniors

anxiety medication dementiaCommon anxiety medications like Xanax and Valium are not linked to an increased risk of dementia among seniors, according to new findings. Although these medications won’t contribute to memory loss, they do, however, come with other side effects and should …

Midlife weight loss linked with higher dementia risk

midlife-weight-loss-linked-with-higher-dementia-riskWeight loss beginning in midlife and extending into later life could be a sign of dementia, as uncovered by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. The findings revealed that individuals who lose weight over the course of decades are at a …

Concussion (traumatic brain injury) increases dementia risk in seniors

Concussion (traumatic brain injury) increases dementia risk in seniorsConcussion (traumatic brain injury) increases the risk of dementia in seniors. Roughly 1.7 million Americans experience a minor concussion annually, and nearly 15 percent of those who experience repeated brain injuries suffer from abnormal brain functioning years later.

A concussion …

Most seniors with signs of memory loss, dementia, don’t get tested

seniors with signs of memory loss, dementia

Screening seniors early on for memory loss and dementia is of utmost importance as it can help slow down the progression of memory decline and possibly even preserve or reverse some of the damage that has already been done.

Families …

Gout may lower risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

Gout may lower risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

Gout may lower the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A 2015 study examined the protective effects of gout in regards to reducing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Gout is a disease categorized by an excess amount of …

Scientists find link between ALS and frontotemporal dementia

Scientists find link between ALS and frontotemporal dementia

ALS has been linked with frontotemporal dementia. You may be familiar with ALS because the disease that was brought to the world’s attention by YouTube’s successful “ALS Ice-bucket-challenge.”

Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease of the nervous system, …

Sleep apnea and snoring linked to earlier cognitive decline, dementia

Overweight Man Asleep In Bed SnoringSleep apnea and snoring have been linked to earlier cognitive decline and dementia, according to research. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder categorized by the stoppage of breathing throughout the night which wakens a person up thus contributing to poor …

Anxiety increases risk of dementia by 48 percent

anxietyA new study has found that having anxiety increases the risk of dementia by 48 percent. The study examined 28 years of data from the Swedish Adoption Twin Study of Aging. IT involved 1,082 participants who completed tests every three …

Dementia, memory loss news roundup 2015: Dementia diagnosis, treatment breakthroughs

As the population continues to age, more and more cases of dementia and memory loss will continue to crop up. Dementia and memory loss is a pressing issue for seniors, and this past year much information came out regarding dementia …

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), demanding jobs can improve survival rate

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), demanding jobs can improve survival rateFrontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a group of disorders categorized by the progressive loss of nerve cells within the brain’s frontal lobes (found directly behind the forehead) or temporal lobes (Areas behind the ears). When nerve cells are lost in these …

Singing benefits memory and mood, especially in early dementia

Singing benefits memory and mood, especially in early dementiaResearchers in Finland discovered that singing and musical activities are beneficial for memory and mood, especially in those with early dementia. The findings could help improve treatment for dementia patients and uncover specific usages for music at different stages of …

Aspiration pneumonia (inflammatory lung infection) risk factors include dementia and dehydration

Aspiration pneumonia (inflammatory lung infection) risk factors include dementia and dehydrationAspiration pneumonia (inflammation lung infection) risk factors include dementia and dehydration. Aspiration pneumonia is inflammation in the lungs, typically caused by an infection picked up from breathing in foreign matter – it is also known as anaerobic pneumonia.

One study …

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