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Without Proper Control, Diabetes May Lead to Mental Decline
In middle age, taking care of yourself now could mean avoiding a health crisis later — and that may go double for diabetes patients. Middle-aged diabetes patients may have a raised risk for mental decline later in life.
Coffee Buzz May Keep Minds Sharp
Reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s may be as simple as enjoying a few cups of coffee each day.
Many Dementia Patients Were Never Screened
Getting early treatment for dementia can improve patients' health. Many people, however, aren't getting screened for the disorder in the first place.
High Blood Pressure May Prompt Mental Decline
High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 US adults and is tied to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious conditions, reports the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). But high blood pressure in midlife may also forecast mental decline later.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
Stress and Personality May Predict Dementia in Women
A moody and high-stress lifestyle in midlife, particularly coupled with prolonged periods of distress, might do more than affect how a woman feels day-to-day. It could also play a part in the development Alzheimer's disease.
Memory Slips Now May Signal Alzheimer’s Later
Do you often forget where you left your keys or parked the car? More frequent memory problems may be a sign of more brain function loss to come.
Rx May Reduce Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients
Alzheimer's patients often become upset or afraid in new situations. But a new medicine may be able to reduce this agitation.
Anxiety Treatment May Lead to Alzheimer's Later
Anti-anxiety medicines can be helpful treatments for the short term. But new research found that they may also be risky.
Diabetes May Slow the Middle-Aged Brain
As people age, their brains may not work at full speed. For middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes, a decline in brain function may be more likely than for those who don’t have the disease.