Thu Sep 21 2017

Category: Brain / Memory


Physical Activity May Help Improve Cognitive Functions

Posted in Brain / Memory, Exercise / Fitness, Geriatric Health, Mental Health

With so many people living longer these days, it is estimated that the number of older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide will increase from about twenty-six million today to about one hundred and six million by the year 2050.  Researchers are looking for ways to help delay the onset of dementia.  A new study [&hellip

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Young Adults With Prehypertension and Atherosclerosis

Posted in Blood / Arteries, Blood Pressure, Brain / Memory, Heart Health, Screenings / Tests, Teen Health

Hypertension is high blood pressure. It is important because it makes a person more likely to develop atherosclerosis, a thickening of blood vessel walls that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. People with atherosclerosis sometimes accumulate calcium in their blood vessel walls. A special form of computed tomography (CT scan) can detect calcium in [&hellip

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Two Stories: Coffee & Mortality; Diabetes & Hearing Loss

Posted in Blood / Arteries, Blood Pressure, Brain / Memory, Cancer, Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Ears, Nose & Throat, Eyes, Kidneys

Previous studies have found both favorable and unfavorable relationships between coffee drinking and death. However, recent studies link coffee drinking to less risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer, which supports the hypothesis of a beneficial effect of coffee. People with diabetes have difficulty extracting and storing energy from food. [&hellip

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Older Adults with Dementia Taking Antipsychotic Drugs

Posted in Brain / Memory, Geriatric Health, Medications, Mental Health

Dementia is a progressive decline in thinking, memory, and the ability to learn. People with dementia may need help with basic activities, such as cooking and bathing. Some people with dementia have problems with behavior. These problems may include agitation, aggressive or paranoid behavior, sudden mood changes, fits of anger and yelling, wandering, and inappropriate [&hellip

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Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Diabetics

Posted in Blood Pressure, Brain / Memory, Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Heart Health

Diabetics are at an increased risk when it comes to developing heart attacks and strokes.  A new study finds lowering suggested targets for blood pressure and cholesterol levels beyond national guidelines may help prevent certain risk factors

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