Disturbing dreams linked to faster cognitive decline

Disturbing dreams linked to faster cognitive decline

Waking up in the middle of the night following a bad dream is not a rare occurrence and typically doesn’t raise alarm from a medical standpoint. While nearly 40 percent of adults experience at least one bad dream per month, the possible clinical significance of...

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How to overcome dementia denial

How to overcome dementia denial

It’s human nature to compartmentalize feelings or enter denial mode in the face of adversity. Individuals with signs of cognitive decline and their family members can experience dementia denial as a human expression of survival. Denial kicks in when there's something...

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Study shows link between heart disease and dementia

Study shows link between heart disease and dementia

Health concerns typically grow as people age. From heart disease, arthritis, fall injuries, diabetes and dementia symptoms, these outward signs will begin to become apparent as people age. Some health concerns aren’t always obvious or related, but a new study shows...

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Loss of smell linked to early dementia symptoms

Loss of smell linked to early dementia symptoms

Anosmia, or the loss of smell, can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s-related complications, according to a new study that focused on observations of older, healthy adults. The loss of smell could also indicate the accumulation of proteins, such as amyloid-beta and tau,...

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Can you spot the early signs of memory loss?

Can you spot the early signs of memory loss?

Losing the ability to recall can be one of the earliest indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses. However, despite the prevalence of dementia cases nationally and around the globe, there is a disproportionately low number of people who...

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Chance for developing dementia decreases through fitness

Chance for developing dementia decreases through fitness

Lifestyles and diets are known to have health implications for obvious reasons, and for not so obvious ones. A fitness lifestyle, for example, can dramatically improve cardiovascular health. New research on the matter is reinforcing the links between good health and...

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