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Drawing could help older people enhance memory

Drawing could help older people enhance memory

Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if...
These 5 things could protect people from dementia

These 5 things could protect people from dementia

As we get old, our cognitive functions naturally decline. But for some people, their cognitive ability changes faster, and this could lead to mild cognitive...
Drinking diet sodas every day may triple dementia risk

Drinking diet sodas every day may triple dementia risk

Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are...
Can having high cholesterol reduce your chances of dementia

Can having high cholesterol reduce your chances of dementia?

People over the age of 85 with high levels of cholesterol have a reduced risk of marked cognitive decline, according to a new study. Does...
Intensive blood pressure control may reduce risk of mild cognitive impairment

Intensive blood pressure control may reduce risk of mild cognitive impairment

Significant reductions in the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and the combination of MCI and dementia, have been shown for the first time...
Common prostate cancer treatment linked to dementia

Common prostate cancer treatment linked to dementia

In a study from Penn Medicine, researchers found that a common hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may double a man’s risk of dementia,...
This memory problem may be a sign of cognitive decline, linked to Alzheimer’s

This memory problem may be linked to cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease

In a recent study, researchers found that in people older than 60, complains about poor memory could be a sign for mild cognitive decline. Cognitive...
Nine out of 10 people caring for a family member with dementia don't get enough sleep

Nine out of 10 people caring for a family member with dementia don’t get...

More than 90 percent of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep, according to new research by the University at...
Scientists discover the cause of dementia

Scientists discover the cause of dementia

Dementia leads to a progressive and irreversible loss of nerve cells and brain functioning. Patients will experience loss of memory and cognitive impairments, and they...

Most people with earliest Alzheimer’s signs won’t develop full-scale disease

According to a new UCLA study, most people with preclinical signs of Alzheimer’s will not develop the full-scale disease. During the past decade, researchers have...

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