Posts Tagged ‘risk of developing dementia’


Are You Sleepy? Your Memory May Be Impaired

Everyone has had one of those days where a night of choppy or short sleep leads into a morning of mental haze. New research presented at the Neuroscience 2012 conference suggests that sleep deprivation might be worse for you than you think. For starters, sleepiness in the elderly could be an indication of Alzheimer’s risk, […]


People Who Grew Up in Rural Areas ‘At Twice the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease’

A country childhood may put people at more than twice the risk of Alzheimer’s disease much later in life, new research suggests. However, the study from Edinburgh University has been unable to cast light on the reasons behind the phenomenon.  Alzheimer’s experts have urged caution about the findings and say there is no compelling reason to flee […]


Alzheimer’s Could be the Most Catastrophic Impact of Having a Poor Diet

There is evidence that poor diet is one cause of Alzheimer’s. If ever there was a case for the precautionary principle, this is it because regulation is light, the industry can kill off the only effective system for telling us how much fat, sugar and salt food contains. When you raise the subject of over-eating […]


Eating Junk Food May Put You at Risk of Developing Dementia

Gorging on junk food may not just make you fat – it could also give you dementia. Evidence is growing that a bad diet triggers Alzheimer’s by poisoning the brain. With studies on animals strongly implicating the hormone insulin in the process, some believe Alzheimer’s to be another version of diabetes. Bizarre as the claim […]


Sleepless Nights May Put The Aging Brain At Risk Of Dementia

As we age, our sleep patterns change. We’ve all heard the complaints: “I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep!” Some sleep experts estimate that as many as 40 percent of older adults suffer sleeping problems such as sleep apnea and insomnia. Now, researchers have found a link […]