The Type of Alzheimer’s You (and Your Doctor) May Not Know About

Memory issues have become so intrinsically linked with Alzheimer’s disease that even small slip-ups—misplaced house keys, having trouble locating the car in a crowded parking lot—can send aging individuals into a tailspin of worry. While memory loss is indeed a sign of dementia and a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, it is only one…

Could Exercise Slow Dementia Progression? And Other News to Know

Exercise may slow dementia progression in older women Worldwide, there is a new dementia diagnosis every four seconds. But there is also new hope for women, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia that found consistent aerobic could increase the size of the hippocampus (the area of the…

The Truth Behind the Shocking New Statistics on Global Dementia Rates

When it comes to dementia, things are never cut and dry. Now, two newly published reports offer conflicting conclusions regarding how widespread Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia will be in the coming years. One article, published in the November edition of the New England Journal of Medicine,gives a rare dose…

Baby Boomers With Memory Troubles May Not Seek Medical Help

Approximately one out of every eight baby boomers has experienced increasing issues with their memory over the past year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a first-of-its-kind study, the CDC examined the self-reported survey data of 59,000 American adults, aged 60…

Why Experts Don’t Want All Seniors to Get Screened for Dementia

Should all older adults undergo regular memory screening as part of their primary care regimen? Probably not, says a government-appointed panel, after they failed to find enough proof in favor of—or against—conducting regular mental assessments on most elderly individuals. “There is a critical gap in the evidence,” says Douglas Owens,…

Memory: Is Mine Normal?

I’ve always had a temperamental memory. A review I read 20 years ago about a movie I didn’t see? No problem. What I did last month? Forget it. I’m perfectly capable of failing to remember my neighbor’s name when I see her at the market. Heck, I’m perfectly capable of failing…

How Brain Training Works

Using your brain’s ability to change for the better Posit Science’s BrainHQ exercises are based on the science of “neuroplasticity,” also called “brain plasticity.” Brain plasticity is your brain’s natural ability to remodel itself throughout life. The brain is always changing, sometimes for better, and sometimes for worse. What BrainHQ’s…

8 Treatable Conditions That Mimic Dementia

With headlines trumpeting the rising rates of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s easy to get that distressing feeling that a misplaced coffee cup or forgotten dry cleaning might mean that you (or a loved one) are losing your mental edge or, worse, sliding inevitably toward dementia. But you should know that more than 100 disorders…

Living With Memory Loss

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Despite what you may have heard before in the past, memory loss is not proven as an inevitable part of aging – in fact, it is possible to enjoy a good long and short term memory at any stage of life regardless of age. It is simply just a matter…

Information about Vascular Dementia & Memory Loss

After Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of significant memory loss is vascular dementia—a disorder often resulting from a series of tiny strokes( known as infarcts) that destroy brain cells. Each small infarct may be inconsequential alone, but the cumulative effect of many infarcts can destroy enough brain tissue to impair memory,…