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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 […]

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! […]

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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“Age-Related Memory Loss” Has Nothing to Do with Alzheimer’s

DIAGNOSIS RESEARCH: Learn why forgetfulness does NOT imply Alzheimer’s. Nobel laureate Dr. Eric Kandel discovered one central reason seniors become forgetful. He calls it “Age-Related Memory Loss“. Nothing to do with Alzheimer’s, it happens to the best of us. Find out why it occurs, even when we’ve got all our brain cells. A team of […]
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UK Researchers Use Verbal Cues in Dementia Diagnoses

  Researchers in the UK have developed a method of verbal analysis that may help determine whether or not a patient’s described memory loss is due to early dementia.     Consultant Neurologist Dr. Daniel Blackburn of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says of his own clinic, “Six years ago one in five patients […]
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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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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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Rare Blood Type may Raise Dementia Risk

A new study finds that people with blood type AB, about 4% of the population, may have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over a three year study, those with blood type AB were almost twice as likely to experience memory problems as those with type O blood. Those with blood type […]
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High Blood Pressure in Middle Age Linked to Cognitive Decline

A new observational study suggests that hypertension in middle age could contribute to cognitive decline in the next 20 years. Rebecca F. Gottesman, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins, and colleagues found that high blood pressure between the ages of 48 and 67 was associated with 0.056 z score-points of a decline in cognition over 20 […]