Higher body mass later in live linked to faster brain aging

Aug 2, 2019 by

Scientists from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Florida have discovered a correlation between body mass index later in life and how quickly the cerebral cortex things out in older age....

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Cognitive decline speeds up with heart attack or angina

Jul 18, 2019 by

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that coronary heart disease, such as angina and heart attacks, appear to accelerate cognitive decline after, but not before, the event....

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Frontotemporal dementia affects moral emotions

Jul 14, 2019 by

New research indicates that there may be a marker and new testing tool to help distinguishing frontotemporal dementia (FTD) from Alzheimer’s. The study found that while FTD impairs moral emotions more than non-moral ones, people with Alzheimer’s show no...

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High blood pressure drug may slow Alzheimer’s

Jul 10, 2019 by

New research indicates that a drug called nilvadipine, which is regularly used to treat high blood pressure, may help people with Alzheimer’s disease by increasing the amount of blood that flows to the brain....

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Atrial fibrillation may increase risk of dementia by 50%

Jun 30, 2019 by

Even for people who didn’t have a stroke, it appears that atrial fibrillation (when the heart beats irregularly) raises the risk of dementia by up to 50%. The good news is that anticoagulants may reduce this risk....

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Most Older Adults Don’t Ask How to Prevent Dementia

Jun 8, 2019 by

Even though most older adults expect to lose brain power, a new national poll finds that many may miss out on effective strategies to fight dementia. While many take supplements or do puzzles to try to stave off brain...

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