Alzheimer’s disease is getting more and more prevalent these days. Based on the latest 2019 report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. For the many of us who are concerned about how to maintain our brain health and reduce the risk
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.