There are signs to look for when determining if your family member or loved one should stop driving after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s does not mean that someone must automatically stop driving. Recent studies show that the accident rate tends to increase as the disease progresses. Some signs to take […]
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found direct links between inadequate sleep in middle-aged, cognitively normal individuals and Alzheimer disease biomarkers. What is new about this study is that participants were younger and had not been diagnosed with dementia.
In recent years, researchers have found a new tool in detecting early stages and precursors to Alzheimer’s disease. They created a special tracer that binds to a brain protein named amyloid beta. This tracer can be detected within a PET imaging machine. With that, researchers are able to detect these proteins associated with the disease […]
Scientists created a study that took place over 25 years ago that associated higher levels of brain amyloid late in life that contributed to multiple risk factors in the vascular system. These vascular risks have been seen to be a contributor, or a symptom, to dementia late in life as well. However, the scientists who […]
The field of nutrition is changing drastically now with diets designed to boost brain health, targeted mostly towards older adults. Scientists from Toronto, Rush University Medical Center and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health published the Canadian Brain Health Food Guide and the MiND Diet, both of which suggest certain nutrients – mostly found […]
When dealing with many types of diseases from heart disease to diabetes, or even cancer the best advice is always to detect the disease at the earliest point possible. This head start gives doctors time to analyze and prescribe the best course of action for the patients to battle this disease. Now there is a […]
You can take it as a fact that sleep and sleep patterns have an impact on brain function and health. Most of us can attest to that from personal experience. When we have a bad night’s sleep, it is very difficult to function the next day.
When creating nutritious meals for individuals with dementia, taste is always the first priority. From there, be sure to plan meals at the same time every day. This helps create a consistent routine for the individual and reduces the likelihood of malnutrition or unwanted weight loss. Smoothies made from fresh and delicious ingredients are a […]
Modern medicine has come a long way in extending and preserving life, keeping people in a state of well-being for longer. As average life expectancy goes up, so does the amount of elderly people. This creates a lot of opportunities for communities. But Dealing with a high elderly population can be challenging. There is certainly […]