Author: Karen Vieira

Dr. Karen Vieira, PhD MSM

Dr. Vieira has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. She has worked in hospitals and clinics conducting clinical research with patients, as well as in biotechnology laboratories, researching the biochemistry and molecular biology of the body at a cellular level. Additionally, she worked in the food industry with the largest food company in America. Her passion is discovering existing research on dietary and lifestyle changes that prevent, cure or improve various health conditions.

Mixed Dementia Treatment

It is not uncommon for individuals suffering from mixed dementia to be diagnosed with a single form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia. Because of this, most physicians will base their prescribing decisions on the type of dementia that has been diagnosed. It should be noted that

Speaking More Than One Language Could Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

In terms of the American population, the nation as a whole is surprisingly monolingual. In fact, only around 15-20 percent of Americans consider themselves to be bilingual. Could this influence the nation’s neural health? According to new research, published in Neuropsychologia, bilingualism changes the structure of the brain. This means

Your Current Sleep Pattern May Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Later in Life

According to new research, if you suffer from restless nights and drowsy days, this could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s. The link between poor sleep and cognitive decline is well-defined. This has led to concerns regarding neurodegenerative conditions. Study Finds Poor Sleep Cycles May Be An Early Warning

Deep Brain Stimulation Improves the Lives of Alzheimer’s Patients

In a medical first, surgeons implanted a brain ‘pacemaker’ into the frontal lobes of three individuals. Functioning just as a pacemaker regulates the heart, an electrode was able to stimulate brain cells. This means that in the future, Alzheimer’s patients may be able to better care for themselves. Although based