Author: Krista Hillis

Krista Hillis

Krista Hillis has a B.A.Sc degree, specializing in neuroscience and psychology. 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.

Benzodiazepine Use, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that are commonly used to treat patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. These medications are described as being anxiolytic (antianxiety), anticonvulsant, sedative, hypnotic, and more. Despite apparently having multiple obvious applications for dementia patients, concerns persist about the effectiveness and even basic

How to Question Older Adults About Signs of Dementia

The risk of developing abnormal cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia increases when we reach an advanced age (near 60+). As we get older, it is in our best interests to be as aware as possible about potential psychological decline. This is especially true when it

Movement Impairments Related to Dementia

Dementia symptoms related to cognitive processes (like memory and judgment) are usually given the most attention in public discussions. However, dementia is also often associated with severe impairments in motor skills. These dysfunctions in movement are most common (and severe) in the later stages, but problems may appear earlier, depending

Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Most existing research into the cause of Alzheimer’s disease focuses on the formation of abnormal protein deposits in the brain. Unfortunately, there is a long history of failed experiments for every single medical treatment that has been designed to eliminate these blockages. These repeated disappointments have led some researchers to