4 Ways Anxiety Increases Your Risk of Dementia

4 Ways Anxiety Increases Your Risk of Dementia

In a review of four studies that looked at over 40,000 participants, researchers found a positive connection between moderate to severe anxiety and the likelihood of developing dementia within 10 years. Learn more about the four ways that anxiety can increase your risk of dementia and the steps that you can take to keep your brain […]

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How to Deal With Aggression and Dementia

How to Deal With Aggression and Dementia

Aggression is one of the worst parts of caring for a parent or senior loved one with dementia, but you’re not powerless. Having a number of strategies on hand to deploy whenever you need them gives you the means to handle a loved one’s aggression any time it rears its head. Learn more about how to cope […]

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Alzheimer’s and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Alzheimer’s and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Nearly 40% of people with Alzheimer’s disease and 20% of family caregivers suffer from significant depression – nearly twice the rate of the general population. Depression can strike at any time, but seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of recurrent depressive episode, occurs during the same season each year. Learn more about how SAD affects people […]

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How Robots Could Help People With Dementia

How Robots Could Help People With Dementia

Every day we see robots making lighter work for humans. From assembly lines in factories to assisting doctors in operating rooms, to managing inventory. Now, a team of international scientists is exploring the ways robots can help people living with dementia. Learn more about the role of robots in dementia care and why researchers are […]

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Chronic Inflammation Linked to Dementia

Chronic Inflammation Linked to Dementia

A recent study from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, has found that individuals who have an increase in inflammation during midlife – that is maintained into late life – have greater abnormalities in the brain’s white matter, ultimately affecting cognitive function and possibly leading to dementia. Learn more about the study and what it […]

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The Connection Between Dementia and Infections

The Connection Between Dementia and Infections

Last Updated: August 27, 2018 A recent study from Harvard University suggests that the beta-amyloid protein may develop in the brain to fight off infections that have crossed the blood-brain barrier. Learn more from this groundbreaking study about the connection between beta-amyloid, dementia and infections, and its implications on future studies. How Silent Infections Can Lead […]

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