The news comes after the use of the norm was called out in two lawsuits and a petition which collected nearly 50,000 signatures.
The study followed almost 8,000 people for 25 years to conclude that poor sleep after turning 50 makes dementia more likely.
Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna is believed to have Alzheimer's disease, and his condition has progressed faster than anticipated, his daughters said.
Isa Rosen's revelations about the ex-Trump aide, Steve Bannon, are published in his memoir, 'Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes.'
A study by the University of Oxford found one in five COVID-19 patients develop mental health conditions within 90 days of contracting the virus. They had no mental illness prior to getting COVID-19. The study, published in The Lancet, also found people with previous psychiatric disorders were 65% more likely […]
President Donald Trump has been boasting about his results in a “very hard” cognitive test, saying he “aced” it and claimed that Democratic challenger Joe Biden could not do the same. But medical experts say any adult without cognitive issues should get a high score, and that Trump’s reaction implies […]
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. A scientific paper recently reviewed 395 previous studies of Alzheimer’s risk factors and prevention. The authors identified 19 evidence-backed risk factors that can be addressed earlier in life, from exercising the mind to staying fit. Visit Insider’s […]
A study found a link between repetitive negative thinking and dementia. The study, conducted on 360 people, found negative thinkers had increased deposits of two proteins responsible with Alzheimer’s disease. One of the authors said the results suggest meditation could hold more clinical benefits than we realise. The study had […]
Janie Marshall, 86, “lost her bearings” at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Centre in Brooklyn last month, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. When wandering the emergency room, Marshall, who had dementia, grabbed the IV pole of another patient, who pushed Marshall to the ground because she thought she […]
Pat McHenry Sullivan’s husband has dementia and she talks about how the two of them are handling new everyday challenges that come with social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Patients with dementia may need help keeping up with personal hygiene and avoiding going outside and interacting with others – it’s […]
The “stroke belt” describes eight states in the southeastern United States – Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee – with high rates of stroke. A new study found that growing up in that area can increase your risk for cognitive decline, which is associated with […]
A recent study published in the International Journal of Behavioural Development found having an optimistic spouse might cut your risk of developing dementia. According to the study, a positive partner could help combat some of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s and dementia and promote healthy practices like maintaining a balanced […]
During Super Bowl LIV this weekend, Google debuted a new Super Bowl ad. The ad is called “Loretta.” It features an elderly man with a failing memory trying not to forget his wife, Loretta. It was such an effective ad that people on social media were talking about how it […]
‘Tombot’ is a robotdog who was developed to comfort patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The high-tech pooch is equipped with sensors all over its body, allowing it to respond to its name, sense different types of touch, and wag its tail. Creator Tom Stevens came up with the idea for […]
Trans fatty acids, or trans fats, are a type of fat that has long been linked to health risks, including heart disease. New research has found that trans fats may also significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, by as much as 75%. Although the FDA […]
Increasing blood pressure in middle age may lead to a smaller brain and greater risk of cerebral disease, a new study has found. Those with a high blood pressure in their 40s, or with a higher increase in their late 30s and 40s, were found to be most at risk. […]
Prostate cancer patients who take a hormone-suppressing drug may be at an increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s, a study has found. The study of more than 150,000 men found a link between the degenerative diseases and a treatment drug called androgen deprivation therapy. Researchers cautioned doctors to further consider […]