Tag Archives: cognitive impairment

Food: Vitamin D and Your Brain

Vitamin D and Your Brain Forgot where you placed your keys? Can’t remember your new neighbor’s name? Wondering where you parked your car? If memory lapses have you fretting about your brain health, you may need more vitamin D. A … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

By: www.ALZinfo.org The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives a lot of questions from visitors to our website, readers of Preserving Your Memory and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear frequently. … Continue reading

What should I look for in a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy?

Choosing benefits and understanding reimbursement: Long-term care insurance policies work like any insurance policy: you pay a premium, which is based on your age when you apply and is projected to stay the same year after year, and in return … Continue reading

New Alzheimer’s Brain Dye Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis

A novel radioactive dye shows promise in detecting early brain changes in people with Alzheimer’s and could offer a new tool for diagnosing the disease at an early stage, when treatment may be most effective. The compound may also prove … Continue reading

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. (Dementia literally means loss of mentation, or thinking.) At the moment, Alzheimer’s is progressive and irreversible. Abnormal changes in the brain worsen over … Continue reading

Weighing the Benefits of Feeding Tubes for Advanced Alzheimer’s

Problems with eating are a big concern in people with Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in the late stages when patients cannot feed themselves or swallow and suffer from a variety of medical issues… Continue reading

Regular Exercise and Resistance Training Are Good for the Brain

Ongoing physical activity has been linked to a longer life and all kinds of benefits for the body, including less heart disease, fewer falls and broken bones, greater lung function and a trimmer physique… Continue reading

Eye Disease of Aging Linked to Declining Memory

Seniors who scored low on tests of thinking and memory appeared to be more likely to have the early stages of macular degeneration, an eye disease related to aging. Continue reading

More States Adopting Silver Alert Systems

A growing number of states are adopting Silver Alert programs, an alert system that helps locate seniors with Alzheimer’s disease who become lost… Continue reading

Vitamin D May Be Good for the Brain

Vitamin D, sometimes called the sunshine vitamin because the body makes it upon exposure to sunlight, may help protect the brain against the ravages of dementia… Continue reading