- Researchers discover gender differences when it comes to the effects of insulin resistance.
- Hearing loss is under-treated yet new generation hearing aids may help to lessen depression and anxiety while also improving mental functioning.
- Researchers observe harmful weight loss in patients taking a drug commonly prescribed for dementia.
- A saliva test may determine whether you’re more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment within six years.
- Cognitive decline is no more common among seniors following an invasive heart procedure than in seniors who do not undergo such operations.
- Dr. Heather Snyder and Dr. Wendy Suzuki share their strategies for keeping our brain, memory, and creativity sharp into old age.
- The four blood types — A, B, AB, and O — can reveal how your brain will age.
- Soldiers exposed to bomb blasts may be at risk of accelerated brain aging and its related memory disorders.
- The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America emphasizes memory screening for early detection of the progressive brain disorder.
- Medical marijuana may be beneficial for a lot of conditions, but not dementia, it seems.
- A new study reveals the hidden advantages of challenging work tasks.
- Older people with sleep apnea, which can be marked by heavy snoring, tend to begin experiencing cognitive decline about 10 years earlier than those without the disorder.
Dementia is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Dementia is not a single disease, but rather a non-specific illness syndrome in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.