People with high blood pressure, or hypertension, during midlife are at a greater risk of developing dementia, irrespective of their blood pressure later on, a long-term follow-up study suggests.
Paula Harder Harder is Vice-President of Resident Programs at Commonwealth Senior Living based in Charlottesville. She lives at Smith Mountain Lake is also author of a book on caring for those with dementia.
According to researchers, our brains boast a “consistent molecular architecture”—so why do some people seem to dream almost every night while others claim they rarely or never dream?
A message on the benefits of doing Kirtan Kriya meditation for stress management.
We know that 150 minutes of weekly exercise may help prevent Alzheimer’s and that exercise can actually slow down the aging process, but what happens to the brain when we exercise?
Despite your average Shaggy and Scooby-style stereotypes, researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life.
For the first time, researchers have discovered how beta-amyloid, the toxic protein that is often found in Alzheimer’s patients’ brains, affects the brain before symptoms of memory loss appear.
While Alzheimer’s risk increases as people age, people may be diagnosed with FTD as early as their 20s. Learn more about the differences between FTD and Alzheimer’s.
You know that exercise is important for keeping your body healthy as you age, but more and more research suggests it plays a role in keeping your mind sharp, too.
Frequent social contact may boost cognitive reserves and lower dementia risk.