Author: Krista Hillis

Krista Hillis

Krista 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.

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

Eye Conditions May Provide Diagnostic Clues Regarding Alzheimer’s Risk

Unlike most diseases, there is not one test that can definitively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Although brain scans can help rule out other possible causes when abnormal symptoms develop, such as strokes or brain tumors, a single test, scan, or exam cannot detect whether or not a patient is living with

Patients on Kidney Dialysis Have a Higher Risk of Dementia

There is no denying the importance of dialysis for patients living with potentially fatal kidney diseases. Being a life-saving treatment, this intervention allows patients to better manage their illnesses. As stated by the National Kidney Foundation, nearly 500,000 Americans currently rely on this treatment to survive.  However, researchers are now

The Connecting Through Art in Dementia Care Program Is Providing Patients with a Sense of Purpose

The London Arts Council and McCormick Care Group have partnered up to provide individuals with dementia an opportunity. Working alongside artists, dementia patients are becoming co-creators of visual art, drama, dance, and music. This program, known as Connecting through Art in Dementia Care (CAIDC), draws on the memories of dementia

Bill Gates & Other Philanthropists Contribute $30 Million To Accelerate Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Test Research

Bill Gates has certainly made himself known within the Alzheimer’s community. In the past, he has expressed his concerns following his father’s diagnosis. By the time his father was 92 years old, he was, as Gates described, “deeply affected.” This made Gates worry about his own neurological health. After experiencing