Posts Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic’

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Scientists Find Enzyme That Kills Alzheimer’s Protein

Alzheimer’s researchers have identified an enzyme that destroys beta-amyloid, a toxic protein fragment that accumulates and forms hardened plaques in the brains of patients with the disease. Scientists from Mayo Clinic in Florida say the enzyme, known as BACE2, may be an important weapon against Alzheimer’s, which affects more than 5.5 million Americans. Mayo Clinic […]

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Using Computers May Prevent Cognitive Decline

In fact, it may help prevent cognitive decline like that other evil of the modern age: exercise. In addition to exercise and good nutrition for the aging brain, using the computer to keep your mind active could prevent mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This form of cognitive decline falls in between normal age-related memory problems and […]

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What to Do if You Suspect Alzheimer’s

An early diagnosis can be helpful, medically and personally. The first thing to do is see a doctor, and try not to panic. Not all memory loss is a sign of the disease. An appointment is missed. A bill goes unpaid. A television remote winds up in the freezer. Are these harmless senior moments or […]

What is Vascular Dementia?

What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain. You can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in your brain, but strokes don’t always cause vascular dementia. Whether a stroke affects your thinking […]

Men More Likely To Suffer Mild Memory Loss Than Woman

Men More Likely To Suffer Mild Memory Loss Than Woman

First you lose your keys. Next thing you know, you find yourself blanking out on mundane tasks around the house. What were you supposed to be doing again? It’s common knowledge that aging is linked with forgetfulness and in more serious cases, various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. But a new study, published […]

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How Do You Know if You Have Alzheimer’s or Dementia? When to Seek Help for Memory Loss. Part: 2

A number of conditions — not only Alzheimer’s disease — can cause memory loss in older adults. Getting a prompt diagnosis and appropriate care is important. Reversible causes of memory loss Many medical problems can cause memory loss or other dementia-like symptoms. Most of these conditions can be successfully treated, and your doctor can screen […]

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How Do You Know if You Have Alzheimer’s or Dementia? When to Seek Help for Memory Loss. Part: 1

A number of conditions — not only Alzheimer’s disease — can cause memory loss in older adults. Getting a prompt diagnosis and appropriate care is important. Everyone forgets things at some time. How often have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten the name of a person you just met? Some degree of memory problems, […]

Regular Exercise Prevents Alzheimer's Disease

Exercise Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

If you’re a runner, you probably already know the many great health benefits you receive from participating in this great activity, but did you know that running can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Exercise is the best way to prevent this frightening illness. A report that was released early this year warned that one out of […]

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How Can I Avoid Getting Alzheimer’s? Part 12: Prevention | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know

Prevention By Mayo Clinic staff Right now, there’s no proven way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Research into prevention strategies is ongoing. The strongest evidence so far suggests that you may be able to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by reducing your risk of heart disease. Many of the same factors that increase your risk […]

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How Can I Mitigate the Socially Damaging Aspects of Alzheimer’s? Part 11: Coping and support | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know

Coping and support By Mayo Clinic staff People with Alzheimer’s disease experience a mixture of emotions — confusion, frustration, anger, fear, uncertainty, grief and depression. You can help a person cope with the disease by being there to listen, reassuring the person that life can still be enjoyed, providing support, and doing your best to […]