Tag Archives: memory problems

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

Drowsiness, Staring and Mental Lapses May Signal Alzheimer’s Disease

Seniors who feel drowsy much of the time, or who have periods when they stare into space or their thinking seems illogical or disorganized, may be at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease… Continue reading

Simple Written Exam May Detect Alzheimer’s Early

A quick and simple mental agility quiz may help detect Alzheimer’s disease more easily and accurately… Continue reading

Strong Muscles May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s in Old Age

Older adults who maintain their muscle strength are at lower risk of memory problems and Alzheimer’s disease than those who are weaker, a new study shows… Continue reading

High Blood Pressure Linked to Memory Problems in Midlife

High blood pressure was linked to memory and thinking problems in people over 45, according to findings from a large study, possibly setting the stage for problems like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia later in life… Continue reading

Marriage May Be Good for the Brain

Living with a partner at midlife may lower the risk for Alzheimer’s disease later in life, a new study shows. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that staying socially connected is vital for a healthy and intact brain late in life. Continue reading

Weight Loss May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

Seniors who quickly shed pounds are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s… Continue reading

When a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Pictures allowed those with mild cognitive impairment, a serious form of memory loss that sometimes precedes Alzheimer’s, to better recognize and identify a subject as compared to using just words Continue reading

Having a Parent With Dementia May Affect Memory in Midlife

If your mother or father has Alzheimer’s disease, you may be at increased risk of memory problems in middle age… Continue reading

Exploring the Link Between Parkinson’s and Dementia

Relatives of someone with Parkinson’s were found to be at increased risk for dementia. Continue reading