Monthly Archives: November 2014

 

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Brain Network Weak Spot Identified

At the moment, it is difficult to determine exactly who will develop dementia in their lifetime; however, researchers have identified a weak spot in the brain that shines light on the condition. The research team, led by Dr. Gwenaëlle Douaud of Oxford University, does caution that “much more research is needed into how to bring […]
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Certain Fats Could Hurt Your Memory

Men in middle age who eat an excessive amount of trans-fat may be at risk for memory loss later in life, according to a new study. Researchers followed 1,000 healthy men under 45, monitoring their trans-fat intake, and found those who consumed the most did worse on a word recall test. The highest trans-fat eaters […]
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Could Negative Thinking Increase the Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Up until now, researchers have focused on how physical factors increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, however, now, a group of researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London have suggested that psychological factors may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. They have reported that repetitive negative thinking (RNT), […]
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Restricting Calories Can Slow the Aging Process

The benefits of dietary restrictions are known for reducing the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and stroke; however very little is known about the benefits for memory and learning. Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that calorie counting diets can actually slow the aging process in the human brain.     “Our study […]
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New Brain Disease Discovered Similar to Alzheimer’s

Researchers have discovered a brain disease that has similar symptoms as Alzheimer’s, but is biologically different.  In this multi-institutional study, co-led by Peter T. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and John F. Crary, M.D., Ph.D., of Pathology & Neuroscience with Mount Sinai Hospital, researchers discovered the neurological disease […]
National memory Screening day

Memory Screening Process

On November 18th, we will be holding free memory screenings for National Memory Screening Day. While this may sound like a scary thing, early detection is key to providing you with the best treatment options. Memory screenings are a simple and safe method to evaluate memory and thinking skills. It will indicate if an additional […]
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The Negative Effects of Anxiety on the Brain

People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at an increased risk for transitioning into Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but researchers have uncovered that timeline shortens if the individual suffers from anxiety.     Researchers from Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute have shown for the first time that anxiety in people with MCI […]
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Discussing a Dementia Diagnosis

When you learn that a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, you may be torn between telling others and keeping it to yourself. Keeping it to yourself can be a large burden, but on the other hand, you may be wondering how others will react with the news. The following are suggestions on how to […]
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Short Men may be at Risk for Dementia

Shorter individuals have an increased risk of dying from dementia, according to a new study from Edinburgh University in Scotland. The researchers found this was true for both men and women, but applied particularly to men under 5-foot-6. While they were not sure what causes the link between height and dementia, they believe it is […]
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National Memory Screening Day

On November 18th, individuals can get memory screenings as part of an initiative by The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. National Memory Screening Day is part of a larger effort to promote early detection of memory problems and to encourage early intervention, including medical treatments, social services and other resources.     Collaborating with local organizations […]