Posts Tagged ‘vascular dementia’

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 […]

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 […]

Memory loss, Dementia, or Alzheimer's

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, […]

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You Could have Alzheimer’s Disease at Age 30: Understanding the Value of Early-onset Alzheimer’s Research | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

While dementia most often affects older adults, people as young as 30 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Alois Alzheimer first described the disease named for him in 1906. His pioneering descriptions of symptoms (loss of cognitive function) and abnormal brain pathology (plaques and tangles in brain tissue) were based on observations […]

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Blood Pressure Drugs May Delay Alzheimer’s or Even Completely Prevent the Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Within the next 20 years it is expected the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will double from its current figure of half a million to one million. A new study has looked at whether certain types of drugs used to treat high blood pressure, also called hypertension, might have beneficial effects in reducing […]

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What All Caretakers Need to Know to Survive Financially | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Increasing numbers of adult children must provide care for an aging parent, which can take a significant toll on their finances. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce those costs. Lucy Lazarony was 34 when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis didn’t immediately change Lazarony’s life. She had recently left her reporting job […]

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Diabetes May Significantly Increase the Risk of Dementia

People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Our findings emphasize the need to consider diabetes as a potential risk factor for dementia,” said study author […]

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Common Causes of Dementia

Dementia is really a big umbrella term that covers a number of different conditions that cause dementia symptoms. Of these, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common and perhaps best known — but it’s not the only one. “There are many different types of dementia,” says Ross Andel, PhD, associate professor at the School of Aging […]