Dr. Nisha Kaul Cooch is Founder and Principal of BioInnovation Consulting LLC, a life sciences communications firm based in Washington DC. While earning her Ph.D. in Neuroscience, she studied the nature of decision making and information processing. The focus of her current work is entrepreneurship in the biotechnology industry.
Dementia is a term that is often used broadly to refer to the loss of cognitive abilities, but there are a number of different forms of dementia. Here, we will outline common forms of dementia, as well as the symptoms and brain changes associated with each dementia type. Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease can have a very noticeable onset. Unfortunately, it is uncommon for a victim of Alzheimer’s to seek help themselves. Often, it is a family member or friend that steps in to suggest a visit to the doctor. It is essential to know the early signs of Alzheimer’s. Once
It is not news that getting a proper night’s sleep is beneficial for your brain health. Astoundingly, sleep deprivation increases the likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease through the activation of a protein associated with the disease. Due to the obvious correlation between proper sleep and the prevention of Alzheimer’s, it is
Myths about dementia are damaging and unfortunately abundant. There are many common misunderstandings about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, each of which poses a serious problem by deterring people from getting properly evaluated and treated. In a previous article, we discussed and debunked two of the most damaging
Some myths can be fun and relatively harmless in nature. Who among us does not enjoy a good yarn about Bigfoot or Nessie? However, when applied to human health, myths often become the source of unnecessary suffering. In this 2-part discussion, we will explore and debunk some of the most
Researchers have long been aware that Alzheimer’s disease is more likely to occur in people with specific genetic risk factors. Now, it appears that it may also be genetically linked to high levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, which is, in turn, associated with the development of cardiovascular disease.
The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention encompasses an integrative philosophy of healing and Alzheimer’s prevention created by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF). The goal of the foundation is to provide research surrounding dementia prevention and holistic treatment. They have worked since 1993, educating the public and facilitating productive
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are extremely difficult to predict. Accordingly, medical researchers are continually looking for new ways of determining a person’s risk for developing such a condition. Ideally, they hope to identify risk factors that can be managed with new or existing therapies, thereby reducing the likelihood of