As the flowers blush from the warm kiss of the modest sun, we hope you are taking moments throughout the week to enjoy its beauty.
In our first article, a new study suggests that women with a history of pre-eclampsia (marked by abnormally high blood pressure and other problems during pregnancy) should be encouraged to take heart-healthy measures earlier in life that may help protect brain health. The study indicates that pre-eclampsia is associated with an increased risk of later dementia. Physicians asking about a history of pre-eclampsia could help them identify women who might benefit from screening for early signs of disease, allowing for early clinical intervention.
In our second article, researchers also found a connection between body-wide inflammation and Alzheimer’s. Researchers are unsure why the two are connected, but do know that body-wide inflammation due to heart disease, diabetes, infections or other conditions, may play a role.
As we are educating ourselves on how to take better care of our overall health, we are learning that although some conditions may be short-term, some have irreversible long-term effects. Be good to yourself. Take the necessary steps needed today that will help you live a better tomorrow.
To learn more about the above-mentioned research, please read these expert-reviewed articles below and for more information about Alzheimer’s; please visit our website at www.alzinfo.org.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about the research progress being made at the Fisher Center.
Together we can end Alzheimer’s.
Senior Vice President