Tag: dementia

Obesity Linked to Cognitive Decline

We are all aware of the myriad of health risks associated with obesity: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, to name a few. But a new study conducted by the Miller… Read More

Blood Pressure Medication Promising for Alzheimer’s Patients

According to a new study published in the journal Hypertension, a frequently prescribed blood pressure medication may help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in patients. Researchers randomly gave the drug nivaldipine… Read More

Mentally Challenging Activities good for the Brain

A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals that taking part in mentally challenging activities can help protect the brain against new onset mild cognitive impairment…. Read More

Will Your Opthamologist Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Maternally, I’m likely at some risk of developing Alzheimer’s; my mother is in the stages of this disease’s cruel final act.  Her mother had it before her,  as did her grandmother prior… Read More