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Brain fog, while not a specific diagnosis, is characterized as the feeling of having fuzzy, clouded thinking and the inability to feel sharp in your thoughts.
It’s highly accepted in the medical field that type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). But less accepted is the new theory of type 3 diabetes. This is a term which describes the hypothesis that Alzheimer’s disease may be triggered by insulin resistance and insulin-like growth factor dysfunction that occurs in the brain.
Study reports modifying twelve risk factors over your lifetime could reduce dementia risk by 40%.
Alzheimer’s risk factors could be apparent as early as our teenage years, researchers reports. The risk factors disproportionately affect African Americans and include heart health problems, high cholesterol, diabetes, and insufficient quality of education.
Dr. Susan White and her genetics team treated two triplets from a family who had an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disorder in 2014. After one year of age, the children’s developmental skills declined. They lost visual coordination. Feeding and swallowing food became impossible. The children developed intractable seizures.
With its hefty serving of vegetables, whole grains, fish, poultry and wine, researchers have found that the MIND diet is heart-healthy and good for your brain. Scientists discovered that closely following the MIND diet may have lowered peoples’ risk of developing Alzheimer’s by up to 53 percent. Being Patient spoke to Martha Clare Morris, creator of the MIND diet, about her research, the best and worst foods for preventing cognitive decline and the study she is conducting that will determine whether the MIND diet causes slower cognitive decline, which will be published in 2021.
The number of younger Americans aged 30 to 64 with Alzheimer’s disease has tripled, a new analysis out of Blue Cross Blue Shield finds. Early onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis rates increased by 200 percent between 2013 and 2017.
With repeated drug failures to treat Alzheimer’s disease in recent years, scientists are racing to find a vaccine to prevent the disease from evolving. The latest study was tested on mice genetically programmed to get Alzheimer’s disease and was successful in removing beta-amyloid plaque and tau protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease in the animals.
“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” — John Steinbeck,