Tag Archives: Dementia

Reducing salt consumption may protect against Alzheimer’s. Considering the stakes, start now.

The News: A high-salt diet may negatively affect cognitive function by causing a deficiency of the compound nitric oxide, which is vital for maintaining vascular health in the brain, according… Read more »

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia. Say again?

The News: Hearing loss in middle age is associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia in later years, suggests a large study in Taiwan. Researchers tracked more than… Read more »

Atrial fibrillation increases risk of dementia by 40%, Swedish study shows. Bring on those blood thinners, say researchers.

The News: New evidence suggests that atrial fibrillation, in which the heart has an irregular beat, is linked to an increased risk of dementia. An irregular heartbeat speeds up the… Read more »

Researchers say autobiographical memory test may foretell Alzheimer’s risk. Study invokes friends, relatives and sparks uneasy self-reflection.

The News: Testing how well people remember past events in their lives could help medical professionals make early predictions about who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according… Read more »

Coffee drinkers stunned as new study suggests caffeine consumption worsens Alzheimer’s symptoms. Now what?

The News: Long-term consumption of caffeine would worsen the neuropsychiatric symptoms of people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study on mice, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology. So far, many studies… Read more »

Study says physical fitness tied to 90% drop in women’s dementia risk; that’s great, but don’t overdo it, others caution.

The News: Highly fit women in midlife were nearly 90% less likely to have dementia decades later, a prospective study in Sweden found. Over 44 years of follow-up, the adjusted… Read more »

Boomer anti-aging alert: study says eating leafy greens daily makes you 11 years younger, cognitively.

The News: While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows… Read more »