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Professor Rhonda Au of Boston University is developing a new way to detect the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease through the use of wearable devices. These digital devices are designed to collect data from individuals over a period of… Read More
The University of Eastern Finland has found an association between postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy and a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is one of the most prevalent forms of dementia, especially among women, so these findings indicate that the… Read More
Research led by the University of Southern California is showing that air pollution may significantly increase the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in older women. The team of scientists and engineers discovered that older women who… Read More
January is Mental Wellness Month, and in honor of this, Bel Marra has put together a mental health update that includes tips for managing mental illness, as well as information on depression, anxiety, dementia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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A new study led by Dr. Maria Corrada of the University of California, Irvine, has found a relationship between the onset of high blood pressure (hypertension) later in life and a lower risk of dementia.
The study kept up with… Read More
Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition, but it affects other areas of health as well. For example, it could contribute to the risk of dementia, poor sleep, kidney failure, and high blood pressure. The articles below discuss different aspect of… Read More
January is Thyroid Awareness Month so we present our articles discussing the thyroid and related conditions, including thyroid eye disease, hypothyroidism risk, cognitive impairment, dementia, and type 2 diabetes.
The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the throat… Read More
High intake of cholesterol and consumption of eggs are not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia – even in those carrying the APOE4 gene variant (which affects cholesterol metabolism and increases the risk of memory disorders).… Read More
Although it may not be a common term, silent stroke is a leading cause of vascular dementia that impacts about one-third of those over the age of 70. A better understanding of silent stroke can help many people reduce the… Read More
Anxiety in dementia patients may be effectively managed with tablet devices, according to research findings. Researcher Ipsit Vahia explained, “Tablet use as a non-pharmacologic intervention for agitation in older adults, including those with severe dementia, appears to be feasible,… Read More
A protein associated with Parkinson’s disease and dementia has been found to be capable of travelling from the brain to the gut through a specific pathway. The discovery gives insight into the progression of these disorders. The protein – alpha-synuclein… Read More
A new study suggests that living near a major road increases your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The Canadian study found that people residing near a congested roadway had a slightly higher risk of dementia, compared to those living… Read More
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