Anxiety Medications Used in the Elderly With Dementia

Dementia in the elderly is often accompanied by other conditions, including anxiety, depression and sleep problems. Dementia and anxiety may be due to Alzheimer’s disease, other disorders or medication side effects. (Lisa F. Young/iStock/Getty Images) Whether caused by Alzheimer’s or another condition, anxiety in elderly people with dementia can be …

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High-Carb Diet May Increase Your Risk of Dementia

Story at-a-glance Chronically higher blood sugar levels have a profoundly negative influence on your thinking, even in people without type 2 diabetes Research suggests even if you’re healthy, keeping your blood sugar levels lower than what is typically considered “normal” is best for your brain health A high-carb diet is …

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Can Tea Prevent Dementia?

Is it true that drinking tea daily can help prevent dementia? Does this apply to any kind of tea? How much would you have to drink per day? A recent study from Singapore suggests that drinking tea daily can cut the risk of dementia in half among people age 55 and over …

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How I’m preparing to get Alzheimer’s

When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s, most of us respond with denial (“It won’t happen to me”) or extreme efforts at prevention. But global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh sees it differently. She’s taking three concrete steps to prepare for the moment — should it arrive …

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Preventing Dementia: New Report Says Not Much Is Proved to Work

National Academies review says cognitive training evidence remains scant  To anyone who’s aware that efforts to develop Alzheimer’s drug treatments have met failure after failure, and to have therefore decided that prevention is the only hope, a U.S. panel of experts issued a sobering message on Thursday: Don’t count on it. …

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10 Foods That Prevent Dementia & Alzheimer’s

When I was 14 years old, my grandfather died of Alzheimer’s disease. I remember the years leading up to his death and how quickly his mind wore away. I’d accompany my father to the hospital and be shocked to watch my grandfather drinking imaginary tea from an imaginary tea cup, …

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Can General Anesthesia Trigger Dementia?

Scientists try to untangle the relationship between a temporary effect and a permanent condition What do we know about the relationship between general anesthesia, which is typically inhaled and completely knocks people unconscious, and dementia, a permanent, debilitating condition? Credit: Stefan Ray via flickr Sanfra Anastine had surgery at age …

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Dementia now striking people in their 40s as mercury from vaccines causes slow, degenerative brain damage

Dementia and other neurological brain diseases are striking people younger and younger, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Bournemouth University in England and published in the journal Surgical Neurology International. These diseases have reached levels that are “almost epidemic,” the researchers said, and they reached them so …

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What It’s Like to Suffer from Dementia at 20

Because of his childhood dementia, Johannes Müller is slowly forgetting the world. I’m in Room 31, Paediatric Ward 3 of the University clinic in Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. A paper garland is hanging from the doorframe, and the walls are covered in pale yellow wallpaper. Johannes Müller is lying in bed …

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