Oxford scientists hail dementia breakthrough

Oxford scientists hail major breakthrough which could provide relief to 900,000 Britons with dementia Researchers at Neuro-Bio based in Oxford have made a significant discovery They have investigated a part of the brain which had previously been ignored The scientists have identified a ‘neurotoxic’ chemical which triggers dementia Having identified the chemical the scientists developed … Read more

Study shows connection between vitamin deficiency and dementia

If you’ve had a baby in recent years, you’ve probably heard about the importance of folate or folic acid when it comes to good health. The vitamin is essential before and during pregnancy to reduce the risk of birth defects, such as spina bifida. But, new research suggests that folate may also play a critical … Read more

Dementia risk linked to blood sugar, cholesterol levels at 35

Share on PinterestA new study suggests cholesterol and blood sugar at age 35 help predict Alzheimer’s disease, which is one of the leading causes of death among Americans 65 and older. Dani Ferrasanjose/Getty Images Researchers recently investigated the link between cardiovascular measures and Alzheimer’s disease. They found that low high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol), … Read more

There’s a Depressing Link Between Where You Live And Dementia Risk

A population-based study in Australia has found that the quality of your neighborhood can be linked to the risk of developing dementia later in life. The research was based on the health data of 4,656 individuals from various states and regions between 2016 and 2020, as part of a larger study called the Healthy Brain … Read more

More Daytime Napping in Seniors Might Be an Early Sign of Dementia, Says New Study

Doctors often recommend “power naps” as a way to compensate for a poor night’s sleep and help keep alert until bedtime. But for older adults, extensive power naps could be an early sign of dementia. Research on how napping affects cognition in adults has had mixed results. Some studies on younger adults suggest that napping … Read more

What Is ‘Brain Fog’ (and When Is It Serious?)

Photo: Tomsickova Tatyana (Shutterstock) The term “brain fog” can mean many different things, from the afternoon sleepiness you get after a bad night of sleep to the short-term memory loss associated with dementia. Generally speaking, brain fog can consist of memory problems, an inability to focus, or a lack of mental clarity. Although brain fog … Read more

Study reveals lithium prescribed to bipolar and depression patients cuts risk of dementia

Could LITHIUM stop dementia? Study reveals chemical prescribed to bipolar patients could cut risk of the memory-robbing disorder Mental health patients given lithium were less likely to get dementia, medics say Only 10% of patients on lithium got dementia, compared to 11% of other patients While the study is small it provides evidence for more … Read more

Indigenous Amazonians Have Just 1% Dementia Rates. We Can Learn From This

We know about the devastating effect that Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia can have on people – but what’s less clear is how they get started in the brain and what can be done to cure them or prevent them from happening in the first place. Some clues could be found amongst indigenous people … Read more

Dementia’s early signs could be reversed by a good social life, study finds

Early signs of dementia could be reversed by a good social life, study finds People who spend face-to-face time with friends and family, attend classes, volunteer or attend religious services may see brain function return to normal This can happen even if they’d started deteriorating years before – which is good news for those whose … Read more