Posts Tagged ‘mild cognitive impairment’

Heart Problems Tied To Dmentia

Heart Problems Tied to Early Signs of Dementia

Older women with heart problems may be at greater risk for mental changes that are thought to signal the beginnings of a type of dementia, a new study shows. Called vascular dementia, it is a type of mental decline that’s thought to be caused by problems in blood flow to the brain. It is believed […]

Transitioning From Partner To Alzheimer's Caregiver

Alzheimer’s: Transitioning From Partner to Caregiver

Most of us prefer to delay bad news. But, when it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), the earlier the diagnosis, the better — for the patient and the prospective caregiver. An early diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment/ First stage Alzheimer’s gives the patient some control. He or she can modify lifestyle — more exercise, less […]

Active Lifestyle Slows Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease

Active Lifestyles Slow Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Dementia exacts a staggering toll on society. More than 35 million people worldwide are […]


Caffeine May Improve Mild Cognitive Impairment

Recent studies have linked caffeine consumption to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and a new University of Illinois study may be able to explain how this happens. “We have discovered a novel signal that activates the brain-based inflammation associated with neurodegenerative diseases, and caffeine appears to block its activity. This discovery may eventually lead […]

High-Carb Diet Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

High-carb Diet Is Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

Older people who load up their plates with carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a study out Tuesday finds. Sugars also played a role in the development of MCI, often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease, according to the report in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Eating more proteins and […]


Alzheimer’s Patients Function Better With Less Clutter

Psychologists at the University of Toronto and the Georgia Institute of Technology – commonly known as Georgia Tech – have shown that an individual’s inability to recognize once-familiar faces and objects may have as much to do with difficulty perceiving their distinct features as it does with the capacity to recall from memory. A study […]

What is Alzheimer's and what can be done?

State-Of-The-Art Imaging Technology For Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker Development

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most common brain disorders, with an estimated 35 million people affected worldwide. In the last decade, research has advanced our understanding of how AD affects the brain. However, diagnosis continues to rely primarily on neuropsychological tests which can only detect the disease after clinical symptoms begin. In a […]


Elderly Brains Get A Boost From Dark Chocolate

Eating dark chocolate every day may improve thinking abilities in people with mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. Researchers enlisted older adults to consume either low, moderate or high amounts of flavanols in a cocoa-based beverage every day for eight weeks, and a link was found between the higher amounts of flavanols and […]


Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Gaining Ground

The possibility of an inexpensive, convenient test for Alzheimer’s disease has been on the horizon for several years, but previous research leads have been hard to duplicate. In a study to be published in the August 28 issue of the journal Neurology, scientists have taken a step toward developing a blood test for Alzheimer’s, finding […]


What are Good Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers? New Research Offers Additional Insight

This week, health care professionals and scientists from around the world met in Vancouver to present the latest cutting-edge research on Alzheimer’s disease for the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. There was a lot of buzz about new studies, including drug advancements that could be potential treatments in the future. But for the average patient with Alzheimer’s, […]