Fit at 50? Dementia Risk Low Among Very Fit Women
Only 5% of highly fit 50 year-old women got dementia later in life. But 25% of “average” women did.
How Eastern Philosophies Are Changing the Culture of Caregiving
How science and medicine benefit from mindfulness and Buddhism Since the 16th century the western world has been dominated by …
Why One Researcher Believes a World Free of Age-Related Disease is Possible
Research suggests the possibility of creating anti-aging treatments As postulated in a TED talk in Munich last year1, British biologist …
The Delicate Balance Between Science & Aging
The Newest Research in Aging and How to Live a Long Life While it may not come as a surprise …
New Research Suggests Alzheimer’s Starts Outside of the Brain
Learn how studies indicate that the whole body impacts a healthy brain and one’s susceptibility to Alzheimer’s More than five …
How to Live a Long Life
Research on Those Living to 110 May Provide Clues to How Genetics Impact Long Life There are many theories on …
Can Regular Exercise Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease?
New research suggests moderate exercise may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s As more drug trials for Alzheimer’s disease fail …
How Aging Research Will Reshape Our Lives
New research into the science of genomics may influence how we age, our capacity to build brain health and the …
How Art Therapy Helps Caregivers and Those with Dementia
Art therapy is used for many things; it helps people recover from trauma, it helps family units transform themselves and it can help facilitate psychiatric counseling. Art therapy is known for its ability to encourage interaction, sharing and trust in a safe place. Now it is being used to help those showing early signs of dementia and memory loss.
New Quality Measures May Improve Dementia Care
Even when a diagnosis of dementia has been made, physicians may be hesitant to tell the person. Part of the reason for that is that currently a diagnosis of dementia can be made only on circumstantial behavioral information, not on clinical facts and data.
How Speech and Auditory Processing Could Predict Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
In 2013, a study out of Johns Hopkins led by Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., found that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than similarly aged adults with normal hearing.
Why Alzheimer’s Is Proving to Be Harder to Diagnose in Men
Last week, we highlighted some of the major gender studies in Alzheimer’s research and why two-thirds of those diagnosed with the disease are women.
Now we’ve learned about a new study out of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL that suggests there are thousands of men living with Alzheimer’s who have yet to be diagnosed since current testing is more likely to miss the disease in men than in women.