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.

Predicting Dementia With MRI Scans

The difficulty of diagnosing dementia before symptoms emerge has frustrated researchers for decades. There has been very little progress made toward detecting the condition using blood tests and other traditional medical tools. However, a recent study is offering new hope by demonstrating how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans can potentially

How to Cope With a Recent Dementia Diagnosis

It is an unfortunate reality that a significant number of us will develop dementia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 75 million people will be diagnosed with some form of the condition by the year 2030. As the prevalence continues to rise, it is becoming increasingly important for

Drinking Coffee and Alzheimer’s Disease

It would be a vast understatement to say that coffee is popular. It is consumed in unfathomable amounts on a daily basis across the world. Accordingly, the impact of coffee on human health is a popular topic among medical researchers, including those who study dementia. Their efforts have revealed that

What is Frontotemporal Dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease tends to get the most press as a form of dementia, but there are several other types as well. It is worth becoming familiar with these alternative forms of dementia as the symptoms, treatments, and expected progression can vary wildly between them. Here we will focus on frontotemporal

Cannabis and Dementia

Despite some remaining resistance, cannabis use is becoming more widely accepted as both a source of medical treatments and for recreational purposes. This development is not without controversy and has spawned an unlimited variety of personal opinions. Regardless of individual viewpoints, the new openness to cannabis is providing an opportunity