Tag Archives: cognitive impairment

Popular Drugs Can Impair Memory

Medications commonly prescribed to seniors with a wide range of medical complaints can impair memory, a new study reports. Continue reading

Mediterranean Diet Helps Ward Off Memory Loss

A Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and unsaturated fats appeared to lower the risk of mild cognitive impairment, a form of memory loss that often precedes Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

10 Tips for Keeping the Brain Sharp Into 2009

One piece of excellent news in the past year was that brain health seems to be improving among older Americans. Continue reading

Ginkgo, an Herbal Supplement, Shows No Benefit in Preventing Alzheimer’s

a rigorous new study involving thousands of seniors found that supplements containing ginkgo biloba did nothing to ward off the onset of the memory-robbing ailment, Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Diabetes in Mid-Life Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Men who develop diabetes in mid-life significantly increased their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later. Continue reading

Exploring the Link Between Depression and Early Alzheimer’s

A growing body of evidence suggests that a pattern of depression, even decades earlier, may up the risk for developing Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

Brain Health Improving in Seniors, But Alzheimer’s Still a Top Concern

Memory loss and thinking problems are becoming less common among older Americans, according to a new national survey of seniors aged 70 and older…seniors today tend to be more physically fit and suffer from less disability than earlier generations Continue reading

Stress, Diabetes and Memory Loss

Scientists studying rodents have linked the learning and memory declines to a stress hormone known as corticosterone. It is similar to the main stress hormone produced in humans, called cortisol. Continue reading

Education May Impact Detection of Alzheimer’s

Less educated people tend to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at a slightly later age than those who are highly educated, but may have advanced further. Continue reading

Popular Drugs May Have Little Benefit in Aggression of Alzheimer’s

Antipsychotic medications, like like Haldol and Risperdal, commonly given in nursing homes to fight agitation in people with Alzheimer’s may do little to curb aggressive behaviors in patients with impaired intellectual abilities. Continue reading