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Making a Difference with Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Some amount of memory loss is normal with age. Forgetting your keys, having trouble recalling something new, and needing more time to remember something are common when aging. Unfortunately, many may be unaware of when it’s time to get help for memory loss. Over 50 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of […]

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness

  Whether you have been directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease or not, no one is immune to developing it. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes progressive brain and memory impairment until a person loses all-important mental functions. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, and available treatments only temporarily slow the progression of the […]

Parkinson’s Disease: The Importance of Clinical Trials

  There is still a lot we don’t know about Parkinson’s, but clinical research and trials are changing that. “Improving your symptoms and maintaining an active and positive lifestyle,” is the foundation of learning to live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. There is no cure for PD, but it […]

Coronavirus and Parkinson’s Disease: What You Need to Know

In response to the Coronavirus, adults with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers have taken extra precautions to prevent the disease from spreading. Given that older adults and those with pre-existing conditions are at higher risk of contracting the disease, Brain Matters Research highlights essential points on the novel Coronavirus and Parkinson’s disease. What is the […]

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Are you having trouble remembering where your glasses are or remembering when your next appointment is? These could be typical signs of the aging process, but it could be a sign of something more. When should you be concerned about Alzheimer’s disease? Here are common early Alzheimer’s disease warning signs you should look out for! […]

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, a designated month designed to educate and increase awareness about the disease. Those affected by Parkinson’s disease can receive information on symptom prevention, awareness activities, and ways to get involved in research! Let’s get started!   Causes and Symptoms Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that […]

Common Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

An American is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 9 minutes. Presently, there is no definitive test to diagnose Parkinson’s. So, a physician will look for whether the possible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are present or not by talking with the patient while completing a thorough neurologic assessment. Parkinson’s disease, or PD, is a chronic, progressive […]

When to Seek Help for Memory Loss

Mild to moderate memory loss is a part of the typical aging process, but did you know it could be the sign of something more? We know that memory loss is a hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s but can also be the result of other health conditions. Early intervention, in either case, can help identify causes […]

Memory Loss: What Is Normal

Experiencing and learning new things is an everyday occurrence. Your brain can only remember so many of those new things, and so it decides what is worth remembering. Memory is the process of storing and then recalling this information. Many people look at it as a filing cabinet. It doesn’t always work perfectly, and changes […]
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Obesity Could Increase Risk of Developing Dementia

There are many health risks that obesity poses, but now researchers have concluded obesity can increase the risk of developing dementia later in life. The researchers found that age is a key factor in determining the risk level of dementia in people who are obese.     “The risk of dementia in people who are […]