Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

Physical Activity Keeps Seniors Mentally Sharp, Lowers Dementia Risk

Physical activity can keep seniors mentally sharp and lower their risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Indeed, recent studies by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), shows that physical activity by seniors suffering from dementia — helps slow down the disease’s advancement.       Physical Activity: Study Results More than 450 older adults…

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Brain Health Improves With Light To Moderate Exercise

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Brain health can improve dramatically even with light to moderate exercise, recent studies show. These improvements in cognitive function occur in the short-term and can last over a longer period of time.  Light exercise improves not only overall cognitive function but more specifically short and long term memory. This is great news for senior citizens…

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Medical Breakthrough Advances In Health Research During 2018

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There were many medical breakthrough advances in 2018. Let’s review several and what they do to actually improve our health.   Medical Breakthrough: Fasting Diets It’s really interesting, folks. Obesity is a major epidemic here in the United States, but “diets” were among the top internet searches in 2018. Literally, not a day goes by…

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Alzheimer’s Therapy: Where Is The Cure Coming From

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Alzheimer’s Therapy and the search for a cure has been going on for years. But, to date, no cure has been found and essentially Alzheimer’s is still a death sentence. The World Health Organization (WHO), estimates that approximately 50 million people world-wide live with dementia, and approximately 60–70 percent have Alzheimer’s disease. Senior citizens, aged 65 and older, are…

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Seniors Hearing Loss: Treat It Or Ignore It, That Is The Question

Seniors hearing loss statistics are grim. According to the National Institute on Deafness (NIDCD), hearing loss in seniors is one of the most common conditions affecting elderly adults. Approximately 33% of seniors between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss, and 50% of seniors aged 75+ have difficulty hearing. Hearing loss impairs…

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Loneliness In Seniors Can Increase Dementia By 40 Per Cent

Loneliness in seniors can increase their risk for dementia by 40%, according to a recent study. In addition, this effect ranges across a diversity of people and is independent of how much social contact they have. While several studies have shown the disastrous effects of loneliness on mental health, this study by researchers at Florida State…

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Which Moderate Exercise Is Best For Maxing Your Memory?

Moderate exercise is very beneficial for your health, especially for keeping your memory sharp, several studies have shown. The question then; what is the best moderate exercise to do?   For example, previous research showed that aerobic exercise preserves brain health and reduces the risk of getting dementia. Another study reported that walking 4,000 steps each day can boost…

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Dementia 10 Year Study Offers Strategies To Reduce Risk

Dementia is a devastating disease that as it progresses, can devastate a person’s life. Every 3 seconds a new case of dementia is diagnosed, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).   Dementia is characterized by cognitive impairment, such as inability recalling memories, solving problems, and reasoning logically. The biggest risk factors are aging, stroke, and high blood pressure.    …

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June 2018 Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Get Educated

June 2018 has been designated by the Alzheimer’s Association of America as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.       June 2018: Spotlight On Ravages of Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks becomes impossible. In most people with…

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Polygenic Risk Score Identifies Alzheimer’s At Earlier Age

The polygenic risk score (PRS) for Alzheimer’s disease can correctly identify adults who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI) while they are in their 50s, new research shows. These results will help to identify those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease long before strong symptoms emerge. Thus, efforts to better treat or slow its Alzheimer’s progression is…

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