Fit Minds

Sitting Really is the New Smoking

Preliminary research out of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is linking prolonged sitting in middle-age to the thinning of the medial temporal lobe of the brain.

Olympian Ron Hill Ready for Biggest Test of His Life After Dementia Revelation

Ron Hill is an inspirational 79 year old man that lives in the UK. He is known for his running career where he not only took gold for Britain in the Olympics of 1970 but he also holds an awe inspiring daily mile running streak of 52 years. He is physically in wonderful health but […]

Getting Past The Shock: Your Aging Parent Has Dementia

There are initial red flags of dementia that adult children should be able to discern about their aging parents. When an aged parent begins to repeat themselves, and loses verbal skills, that is, unable to retrieve the correct word, these are signs that a parent is declining cognitively. The first course of action should be […]

Brain Injury May Boost Risk of Alzheimer’s Earlier In Life

Some research suggests that experiencing brain injuries such as concussions can lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. A study was conducted which looked at over 2100 cases in which a head injury resulted in a loss of consciousness for over 5 minutes. These cases seem to be presenting dementia and its symptoms up to […]

Dementia Increases the Risk of 30-Day Readmission to the Hospital after Discharge

When your doctors feel your hospital stay is no longer needed, they discharge you. But for some time, when considering elderly patients, it’s been known there is a link between patients who have dementia and how hospital stays can affect their cognitive and physical condition. Worse, for these dementia patients who require a readmission to […]

What Are You Trying to Achieve in Dementia Care?

With dementia care, you are trying to help the person maintain as much as possible for as long as possible. But sometimes things don’t always work out the way you expect them to.

Creative Couples’ Intervention Significantly Helps People with Alzheimer’s Communicate

Relationships are often strained when one partner is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The loss of memories is one thing but adding on the stress of guilt felt on both sides adds to those long term problems. This treatment focuses on the relationship of both partners and skills that will help them both function […]

Could Low Serotonin Levels Drive Alzheimer’s Disease?

Research into Alzheimer’s Disease remains a hot topic for medical investigators. New research has found serotonin levels play a part in who is more or less likely to be diagnosed with a cognitive disorder such as Alzheimer’s. Previous studies thought serotonin was just a side effect of Alzheimer’s. But it may actually be involved in […]

How Gum Disease Could Lead to the Development of Alzheimer’s

Periodontitis is chronic gum inflammation, a leading cause of tooth loss. Previous studies have associated periodontitis with inflammation throughout the whole body.  Recent studies are showing there is a link between gum disease or periodontitis and Alzheimer’s. Those particularly at an increased risk for cognitive decline:  those suffering with periodontitis for 10 years or more […]

Poor Fitness Linked to Weaker Brain Fiber, Higher Dementia Risk

Mental activity that encourages a patient to remain focused and alert may very well be a significant method of reducing risk factors for cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Medical researchers have been stepping up their investigations into dementia based disorders, and are beginning to produce data that supports this theory of helping some patients […]