Category: Brain Health

Senior couple looking at medications.
12 Jul

Can Alternative Medicines Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That may very well apply to the latest influx of businesses offering alternative supplements, dietary programs, and herbal concoctions as a way to treat, or at the least reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association would like to […]

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Senior woman in hospital bed.
06 Jul

Important News About Surgery and Cognitive Decline in Seniors


Cognitive decline in seniors is a concern on the minds of many families today, but could surgery be part of that concern? Experiencing a medical procedure for older adults always includes some inherent risks, but there’s a little-known effect impacting a substantial number of seniors after surgery that people all have to be conscious of: […]

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cartoon of doctor with brain
14 Jun

Home Health Care in Denton: Intriguing Alzheimer’s Disease Research

As many as 5.7 million seniors are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – a full 10% of the over-65 population. Because that number is expected to soar to as many as 14 million by the year 2050, the race is on as researchers scramble to uncover a cure, or at least an effective treatment option. […]

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09 Apr

A Complete Change in Thinking that May Lead to an Alzheimer’s Cure

Those of us who follow Alzheimer’s disease research are all too accustomed to the bothersome amyloid plaques, the sticky buildup, thought to be linked to Alzheimer’s. But new thinking is questioning if those plaques are actually helpful and could lead to an Alzheimer’s cure.

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Senior man eating vegetables on patio
21 Mar

How Brain Healthy Foods Can Boost Cognitive Functioning

The remarkable research of a recent AARP study is in: those that maintain a healthy diet plan are twice as likely to consider their mental acuity to be very good or excellent compared to people who rarely eat well. In particular, a meal plan rich in brain healthy foods such as fish, fruits and vegetables […]

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Senior man sitting on sofa
17 Jan

It’s Not Denial: Dementia’s Anosognosia Explained

“I don’t have dementia. There’s nothing wrong with me!” If perhaps you’ve ever heard a friend or family member with dementia frustratingly voice this or perhaps a very similar sentiment, it’s possible you have supposed the person was just in denial and unwilling to come to grips with a tough diagnosis. The stark reality is, […]

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Discussing an Elderly Parent's Ability to Drive a Car
10 Jan

Giving up Driving: It May Be Bad for a Senior’s Health

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in older years, and an exceptionally sensitive matter for adult children to broach with their elderly parents: giving up driving. Driving a vehicle, while delivering an intrinsic feeling of freedom and independence, can become tremendously dangerous due to a variety of conditions linked to aging. And […]

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07 Feb

News in Alzheimer’s Research: The Link Between Light Therapy and Alzheimer’s

Research scientists are shedding new light on strategies to potentially impact Alzheimer’s disease: light therapy. The effects of light are only just beginning to be tapped, and already are displaying some interesting and promising results in the field of Alzheimer’s research. For example, MIT research scientists are experimenting with a form of flickering light therapy, […]

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04 Apr

A Groundbreaking Development in Neurological Disease Research: Mini-Brains

Picture a world where scientific testing on animals falls by the wayside in favor of research on scientifically-developed human brain cells. As unbelievable as it may sound, that’s exactly the trajectory we’re now on, thanks to an astounding recent development. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has actually discovered a way to create […]

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28 Oct

How You Sleep Might Be Affecting Your Brain

Are you a side sleeper? You might just be helping your brain in a big way! We all know that a good night’s sleep is great for the body and brain, but new research shows that our sleep positions might play a role in Alzheimer’s prevention. According to the study, certain positions help your brain […]

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