The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes, damage the brain. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. In most cases, there is no way to cure the diseases that cause dementia. However, there are drugs and treatments available that may help alleviate some of the symptoms.
Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Alzheimer's: Head device reduces memory loss in 7 out of 8 people September 20, 2019
A clinical trial has found that an innovative electromagnetic therapy device significantly reduced memory loss in seven out of the eight participants.
- Can exercise slow down Alzheimer's? September 19, 2019
A new proof-of-concept study finds that people with Alzheimer's biomarkers in the brain who exercise frequently experience slower deterioration.
- How to care for someone with Alzheimer's disease September 18, 2019
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be both challenging and rewarding. Learn about tips to make it easier, as well as when to seek professional help.
- Hearing aids lower the chance of dementia, depression, and falling September 15, 2019
A recent study concludes that wearing hearing aids is associated with later onset of dementia and a reduced risk of anxiety, depression, and falls.
- Migraine may raise dementia, Alzheimer's risk September 10, 2019
New research finds a 'significant' association between a history of migraine and various forms of dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in particular.
- What to know about raspberry ketones September 6, 2019
Raspberry ketones are the compounds that give raspberries their smell. Some people believe that they provide health benefits. Learn about the possible uses and side effects of raspberry ketones here.
- What side effects can fish oil cause? August 31, 2019
Fish oil supplements contain healthful omega-3 fatty acids. These dietary fats are available in fresh fish, as well, but too many may lead to unwanted or even dangerous side effects.
- Eye tracking tests may predict Alzheimer's risk August 27, 2019
Eye tracking tests help to distinguish between two subtypes of mild cognitive impairment and their respective risks of becoming Alzheimer's.
- Mild cognitive impairment: Meditation can boost brain health August 26, 2019
New research suggests that mindfulness meditation can help boost brain health and improve cognitive reserve in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.
- Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease? August 21, 2019
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein.