Current research shows that genetics, high blood pressure, and smoking are all risk factors for developing dementia. But a lot of people don’t realise that there is also a relationship between mental ill-health and higher dementia risk too. Studies have shown that depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder are all linked to a higher risk of developing dementia in older age. Our recent study builds on this research by examining whether a style of thinking that is common to these mental health conditions is associated with indicators of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia.
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This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, join the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness of this devastating disease. You can start by learning and sharing 10 Ways to Love your Brain.
Nearly six million people in the United States, including 76,000 Coloradans, are living with Alzheimer’s disease. The sixth-leading cause of death and the only leading disease without a prevention, treatment or cure, Alzheimer’s kills more Americans every year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body:
Persistent negative thinking patterns may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
In a study of people over the age of 55, researchers found repetitive negative thinking (RNT) is linked to subsequent cognitive decline, as well as the deposition of harmful brain proteins linked to Alzheimer’s.
The researchers say RNT should now be further investigated as a potential risk factor for dementia, and psychological tools, such as mindfulness or meditation, should be studied to see if these could reduce dementia risk.
The study will test the role of lifestyle changes in Alzheimer’s disease, specifically a combination of diet, physical activity, social activity and cognitive exercises. The study is based on a similar study done in Finland, that showed benefits in thinking and memory among participants who followed a specific set of behaviors. The US version is being specifically adapted to America’s diverse population.
People with a gene variant that puts them at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease are protected from its debilitating effects if they also carry a variant of a completely different gene, investigators report in a large new study.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 50 million people have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, and these numbers are expected to double in the next 20 years. Recent studies have determined a gender predilection with the disease; as per the latest research, women have a higher risk of being affected by Alzheimer’s disease compared with men.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering tips to workers who might live with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease, providing steps that they should take when they return home to help protect their loved one.
As Alzheimer’s causes more brain cells to die, it takes away the individual’s judgment and ability to reason that the image in front of them is his or her own reflection.
Mirrors or reflective surfaces can cause a great deal of uneasiness for those with Alzheimer’s disease because they don’t understand they are seeing a reflected image of themselves. A mirror presents an unknown person, perhaps someone from an earlier period of life, a younger version of the person or even a stalker or someone threatening from the past.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is offering free virtual education programs in the coming weeks to help all Georgia caregivers and their families. The Association offers a number of education programs that can help those going through Alzheimer’s and their families understand what to expect so they can be prepared to meet the changes ahead and live well for as long as possible.
The Alzheimer’s Association recently released its 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, which provides an in-depth look at the latest statistics and information on Alzheimer’s prevalence, incidence, mortality, costs of care and impact on caregivers across the country
Within a few years, doctors will be able to remotely evaluate patients for their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and frontotemporal dementia — without having to hook them up to expensive, cumbersome machines generally found only in hospitals. That’s the vision of Israeli entrepreneur Nathan Intrator, CEO of Neurosteer. “Millions of people suffer from neurodegenerative diseases, and as life expectancy goes up, that number will only increase,”
Effective measures include exercising regularly, engaging in “brain games” (including crossword puzzles, Sudoku or computer-based games), eating a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, controlling high blood pressure and diabetes, and getting plenty of sleep.
A team of scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta has discovered some reasons why lights flickering at 40 beats per second, or 40 hertz (Hz), have a beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s disease.