The 27 Stressful Life Events That Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

The 27 Stressful Life Events That Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

A new study has found that stressful life experiences can age the brain approximately 1.5 years, and that, specifically, experiencing one of these 27 stressful life events could lead to Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia later in life. Learn more about the effects of stress on brain health and the 27 life events that can […]

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Alzheimer’s May Affect Races Differently

Alzheimer’s May Affect Races Differently

A study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago suggests that African Americans are less likely to have Alzheimer’s disease but more likely to have other forms of dementia. Researchers analyzed 122 brains of people that had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s while living and found that over 70% of the brains belonging to African-Americans showed […]

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Disadvantages Raise the Risk of Dementia for African-Americans

Disadvantages Raise the Risk of Dementia for African-Americans

Recent studies explored the racial disparities in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and found that the stress of living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may substantially increase the risk of dementia among African-Americans. Learn more about these studies and the impact of social factors on brain health and the risk of dementia. Studies Show Racial Inequities Play a […]

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How Can Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s?

How Can Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s?

No matter how unpredictable the day has been, I can count on one absolute constant in my life; when I walk in the door, my sweet Yorkie will greet me as if we’ve been apart for months. Bad or good days, rain or shine, my little buddy will be beside himself with excitement to welcome me […]

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Canines for Dementia

Canines for Dementia

It’s undeniable that there’s something special about dogs. Most dog owners would tell you that their pets are an integral part of their family, with a desire to please their human owners and a strong personality. The Dementia Dog Project seeks to use loyal, loving and smart dogs to help people living with dementia manage […]

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Delayed Onset PTSD and Dementia

Delayed Onset PTSD and Dementia

As any caregiver knows, dementia can change the personality of a loved one, bringing about depression, irritability and even moodiness. A new study has found that these changes may not merely be side effects of the disease, but may indicate a very serious condition called delayed-onset post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn more about the study […]

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Brain-Boosting App May Detect Alzheimer’s

Brain-Boosting App May Detect Alzheimer’s

Do you have an iPad or iPhone? An app available on these two devices could detect and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about how Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, is working with game developer, Akili Interactive Labs, to determine if their “Neuroracer” app can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia in seemingly healthy senior […]

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