Tag Archives: high blood pressure

Being Good to Your Heart May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Increasingly, doctors recognize that diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – the same factors that put you at risk for having a heart attack – also increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in old age. Taking steps to … Continue reading

Graceful Exercise: Tai Chi

By Jason Schneider Exercise is important for people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to people with memory problems, as well as their caregivers. Low-impact exercises, such as water aerobics, yoga—and even simply walking—are often suggested for older … Continue reading

Heart Disease Risk Factors Tied to Memory Loss in Old Age

Having a thick middle, high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as well, a new study reports. The findings come from France, where researchers studied … Continue reading

Cutting Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

What’s the most effective way to cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s? A study from France looked at various ways that people might pursue to cut their risk of developing the disease and found that several lifestyle factors may be … Continue reading

How to Assemble a Caregiving Team

By Winnie Yu Whether it’s driving mom to the doctor, doing dad’s laundry, or providing 24/7 care to an aging relative, many Americans these days are familiar with the rigors of caring for a loved one. According to the Family … Continue reading

Drug Facts: Namenda (memantine)

Generic name: memantine Description Sold as 10 mg capsules (gray, with the number “10″ on one side and the letters “FL” on the other) and 5 mg capsules (tan, with “5″ on one side “FL” on the other). Why It’s … Continue reading

Non-Genetic Risk Factors

Age During the course of normal aging, the brain undergoes a number of changes: Some neurons (nerve cells) in certain brain regions die, although most neurons important to learning are spared; Some neurons and the fibers that connect them to … Continue reading

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not yet fully understood, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers. This is one of the most exciting – and most important – areas of research, because understanding the causes should lead to … Continue reading

High Blood Pressure Linked to Alzheimer’s in Seniors

Men and women who have high blood pressure in middle age are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s

April 6, 2010 Certain medications commonly used to treat high blood pressure may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, a new study found. The drugs may also help to slow progression of symptoms in those who already have Alzheimer’s disease. Using … Continue reading