Author: Steven Pace

Steven Pace

Steven Pace writes extensively in the fields of neuroscience, mental health, and spirituality. He is an experienced academic writer and researcher from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, having obtained his BSc. (Psychology Major) from Cape Breton University in 2010. Steven takes pride in being able to assist others in navigating topics concerning the human mind.

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

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

Is Dementia A Heritable Condition?

Dementia is rather common in the elderly population, and for many decades medical professionals assumed that this cognitive decline is nothing more than a consequence of getting older. However, it turns out that the picture is more complex. Apart from some rare cases, there are no specific genes for dementia.

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