Early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease jumped 200% among commercially insured Americans between the ages of 30 and 64 over a recent five-year period, a new analysis of Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurer claims shows.
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Microglia initially protects the blood-brain barrier from damage due to systemic inflammation. However, microglia can alter their behavior and increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, thus damaging it.
UC Berkeley scientists propose a radical new theory that the memory loss and cognitive dysfunction of aging is due to a leaky barrier between the blood stream and the brain. (iStock image)
There’s a belief in our society that aging and a decline in health inevitably go hand-in-hand. Thirty-somethings joking about not being unable to tolerate a hangover as well as a decade before or forty-somethings wondering when the heck their bones started aching every morning certainly aren’t imagining things. And then of course there are the ailments that plague older populations, such as dementia and Parkinson’s.
Sustained use of the antipsychotic olanzapine resulted in potentially adverse alterations in brain structure, specifically cortical thinning.
Anne-Marie Principe was at ground zero when the 9-11 attacks happened, and the amount of dust she took into her lungs caused a severe illness. Luckily, she eventually found help in an unexpected place. In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, hear how Anne-Marie’s experience at an unusual detox clinic allowed her to breathe in a brand new life.
As the dementia research community scrambles to find a cure—or at least a treatment—for the disease, researchers are becoming more and more certain about at least one thing that could make a huge difference in stemming Alzheimer’s cases worldwide: lifestyle changes. In a new study, researchers explored one particular antioxidant, known as flavonol, that’s found fruits and vegetables and may fight Alzheimer’s.
We need to consider the times that naps were taken more seriously.