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Warning: These Everyday Habits Seriously Up Your Dementia Risk!


The biggest dementia risk factors—age and family history—can’t be changed, but scientists have identified others that can be changed or modified to reduce risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Eating a poor diet OLEKSANDRA NAUMENKO/SHUTTERSTOCKYou already know a nutritional, well-balanced diet is essential to your heart and weight. But food’s …

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Popular Drugs Linked To Dementia Even At Low Dosage


A new study in the University of Washington provides strong evidence that certain popular drugs may increase the risk of dementia in older adults. The drugs share some common mechanisms within key areas of the brain but are used primarily as ingredients in over-the-counter sleep, cough, cold, and allergy medicines …

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10 Signs of Frontotemporal Dementia


A group of disorders caused by cell degeneration, frontotemporal dementia (FTD) affects the brain, specifically its areas associated with personality, behavior and language. Once considered a rare disease, FTD may account for 20-50% of dementia cases in people younger than age 65, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. FTD causes cell damage that …

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Frontotemporal Dementia Stages


Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, is a degenerative disease that affects the front part of the brain. Frontotemporal dementia begins earlier than other types of dementia, with the age of onset typically between 40 and 65, according to the National Center on Caregiving. As the disease progresses, the patient will experience …

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Final Stages of Lewy Body Dementia


Lewy body dementia, or LBD, is a common cause of dementia. According to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 1.3 million Americans have LBD. Like Alzheimer disease, LBD causes intellectual and physical deterioration due to progressive damage of brain cells. People diagnosed with LBD survive an average of about eight years …

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End Stage Vascular Dementia Symptoms


Vascular dementia, according to the Mayo Clinic, is the term for cognitive impairments that result from a problem with the brain’s blood supply. There are many different types of vascular dementia, and as many as one to four percent of those over the age of 65 will experience some form …

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