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Medication for diabetes aids in dementia prevention

diabetes medication helps prevent demetiaAs we age many functions of the body begin to decline. One function, in particular, is our memory. But losing our memory doesn’t have to be a part of aging and yet dementia diagnoses are on the rise.

Dementia is …

Study Finds Laughter Actually IS the Best Medicine for Dementia

78531136Dementia is a mental health condition that is quickly becoming a major health concern around the world.  Approximately 35.6 million people suffer from the disease worldwide and 7.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health …

The Way You Brush Your Teeth Could Increase Your Risk of Dementia

142374319Six minutes a day – three in the morning, and three before bed. That is all the time it takes to maintain a sparkling white smile. These six minutes, however, may prove to be far more important to your future …

Why Are So Many Dementia Cases Escaping Diagnosis?

120792069Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are words that the Baby Boomer generation likely feel they’ve heard enough of, and wish would just go away. Our memories – and clarity of mind –  are precious to us. So it’s no wonder that …

The High Cost of Dementia and Memory Care

80410231A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the cost of caring for dementia patients in the United States is at a staggering level, destined to rise further in the coming decades.

To put this …

The Link Between Being Lonely and Dementia

memoryDementia pertains to a complex medical disorder that affects the cognitive function of an individual and is thus characterized by forgetfulness and memory loss.  For several decades, dementia was considered as an exclusive condition of the elderly; however, the number …

What is Dementia Night Camp?

memoryCaring for a loved one that has dementia can be a difficult task, especially at night if they don’t sleep or wake up agitated and confused during normal sleeping hours.  The development of a program that is similar to a …

Does Heart Disease Mean You’re Dementia Proof?

memoryAlmost one in four deaths in America are caused by heart disease and one in six are caused by Alzheimer’s disease, which is a dementia related disorder characterized by memory loss, forgetfulness and behavioral changes.      There are many causes of …

The Unspoken Emotions of Dementia

depressionElderly individuals are commonly observed to develop dementia, or the reduction in the cognitive ability, which includes forgetfulness, lack of attention, and increased difficulty in solving simple problems. Previous studies have associated dementia, including forgetfulness, with the deterioration of the …

Dementia Cases to Triple by 2050

dementiaMedical experts say it is an illness that often goes undiagnosed in the early stages. Unfortunately, the problem of Dementia is not going away; there is no cure, and cases are expected to triple by 2050.

According to the World …

Study: Coffee drinking habits linked with cognitive impairment

coffee consumptionIt’s time to spill the beans. While millions of coffee drinkers around the world are happy to reach for their morning brew, new research suggests too much can lead to cognitive impairment.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered an early …

Foods that can make you dumb

foods bad for brain healthThere are many reasons to eat besides the obvious fuel for our body. Food can help us in many ways. But what we eat really can have an impact on our bodies.

Generally, we eat food to make us better, …

Why uncontrollable laughter and crying is a serious health concern…

pseudobulbar - neurological disorder

On the stage of life, our emotions tend to mimic classic theatre masks. Representing the division between comedy and tragedy, the masks are symbols of drama. Simply put, when something is funny, we laugh. When something is sad, we cry. …

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