Author: Krista Hillis

Krista Hillis

Krista Hillis has a B.A.Sc degree, specializing in psychology and neuroscience. She is actively involved in the mental health and caregiving community, aiming to help others. Krista is also passionate about nutrition and the ways in which lifestyle choices affect and influence the human brain.

A Single Vaccine For All Neurodegenerative Diseases?

The most common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease have a common feature: they are caused by the accumulation of misfolded proteins. All neurodegenerative conditions are caused by loss of function and the death of certain neurons in the brain (hence the name “neurodegeneration”). Depending on which

Preparing the Home for Someone With Dementia

There are many responsibilities when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Medical appointments and other healthcare needs rightfully take most of the focus. Significant attention is also usually given to managing their finances, enabling social activities, and keeping legal matters in check. With all

Here Is Why Some People with Alzheimer’s Brain Markers Do Not Develop Dementia

Although there is not one single test available that can diagnose Alzheimer’s, researchers have discovered key biomarkers associated with this disease. However, not everyone who displays these brain markers will develop the “classic” dementia that others do. A recent study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston may

The Most Recent Conclusion on the Link Between Alcohol and Dementia Risk

By 2050, experts believe that the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will reach 14 million. As research continues to focus on potential treatment options, understanding key risk factors is also critical. Of the possible risk factors, researchers have closely studied the impact of alcohol consumption. Some studies have shown that