Older adults diagnosed with probable dementia are more likely to pursue unsafe activities than those with possible or no dementia.
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In the early stages of dementia women’s verbal memory skills are better than men’s, even when they have similar brain shrinkage. But this may mask a problem.
When symptoms of depression escalate during later life, the risk of developing dementia increases.
Standard techniques for detecting mild cognitive impairment sometimes falsely classify people with the condition as cognitively normal.
Older people who engage in moderate to heavy exercise experience far less cognitive decline than those who get little or no exercise.
Eating seafood can protect against decline in specific areas of cognition, especially in people with a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
Beta-amyloid, a key culprit in Alzheimer’s, is also part of the immune system, leading scientists to speculate that infections might trigger the disease.
How do you know if changes in your loved one’s memory are serious and warrant an evaluation by a health professional—and how do you get him or her to go?
Several clinical trials have provided powerful evidence that a healthy lifestyle can protect your brain and reduce the risk for age-related cognitive problems.
For older adults, the stress of being hospitalized can lead to bouts of delirium, or a confused mental state.