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Bread, pasta, rice and other whole grain foods helped protect older Black adults from cognitive decline.
Despite the surging older population, there are fewer geriatricians now -- just over 7,400 -- than there were in 2000.
About 42 million Americans provided unpaid care to people 50 and older in 2020.
Will Leqembi’s primary benefit—a slight slowing of decline in cognition and functioning—make a difference to patients and family members...
Leqembi and related care could cost Medicare up to $5 billion a year, making it one of the most expensive taxpayer-funded treatments.
While patient advocates are celebrating, critics predict the rollout of Leqembi will aggravate racial disparities in elder care.
People with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease had markedly different assemblages of gut bacteria.
A large clinical trial found that daily multivitamins led to modest improvements in memory over a three-year period.
The results suggest that preventing viral infections might reduce the risk for diseases like Alzheimers and multiple sclerosis.
Among people over 65, Blacks had a higher rate of dementia, while Latinos had a higher rate of mild cognitive impairment.
People with NAFLD who had heart disease or had a stroke had higher rates of dementia.
The groups will work to improve quality of life for Black Americans with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
Maintaining healthy heart and brain function may lower dementia risk, including among those with a higher genetic risk.
Improving vision may improve the connection between the eyes and the brain.
Sticking to an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, veggies, fish, and tea or coffee may help keep dementia at bay.
Brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease show up early in people who scored higher in neuroticism and lower in conscientiousness.
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