Tag: dementia

Why This New Dementia Study Is a Huge Hit

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) shares rose sharply early Monday after the firm announced that its late-stage dementia study met its primary endpoint. Specifically, the results come from Acadia’s Phase 3 Harmony study evaluating pimavanserin for the treatment of dementia-related psychosis. The study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating a highly

Even 2 Minutes of Exercise a Week May Lessen Risk of Dementia

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, most healthy adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a week. However, a small study conducted by researchers at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, suggests that even two minutes of

LGBT People More Likely to Develop Dementia, New Study Finds

A new study suggests members of the LGBT community are more likely to suffer from dementia and cognitive loss. The study, from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), found that LGBT people were 29 percent more likely to report memory loss, confusion and other symptoms than their straight, cisgender

Scientists could have a better way to spot early signs of dementia

As our body’s central control center, the brain has to keep going at all costs. It makes sense that it’s surrounded by biological safeguards: a bony skull, a sack of tissue, and blood vessels that filter out most infectious bugs. When neurons start to decline—as some do naturally with age—the

Dementia risk tied to these commonly prescribed drugs in a new study

Scientists have long found a possible link between anticholinergic drugs andan increased risk of dementia. A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday suggests that the link is strongest for certain classes of anticholinergic drugs — particularly antidepressants, bladder antimuscarinics, antipsychotics and antiepileptic drugs. Researchers wrote in

Mediterranean diet named the best for 2019

f you’re a fan of the Mediterranean diet, get ready to do a victory dance. For the first time, the Mediterranean diet has won the gold as 2019’s best overall diet in rankings announced Wednesday by US News and World Report. The analysis of 41 eating plans also gave the

More proof that cannabis is an anti-aging powerhouse:

THC found to rapidly restore memory performance of older miceKeeping the brain healthy throughout the aging process is a top concern these days. With rates of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on the rise, it is no small wonder that researchers are looking for novel ways to combat brain aging and

Dementia can reduce by almost 15% if you eat Citrus fruits

Dementia can reduce by Citrus fruits  and could help lower the risk of dementia by nearly 15 percent. Previous studies have reported that citrus fruits are in flavonoids, which can cross the blood-brain barrier and contribute to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. In turn, this could reverse and repair some forms

The MIND diet: Cut your risk of Alzheimer’s by half with these delicious brain-boosting foods

Most people think that growing old means forgetting more things. However, there are cases wherein this indicates the onset of more sinister diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. For an average American, the risk of developing these diseases stands at a whopping 45 percent once they reach 85 years old. This highlights the

Blueberries contain a specific substance that can prolong your life

The fabled Fountain of Youth might not exist, but a compound in blueberries can have a surprisingly significant anti-aging effect, making them the perfect fruit to consume for longevity. You might have already heard about the anthocyanins in blueberries that give them their blue color and their impressive antioxidant benefits,

Canola oil is the margarine of yesteryear for uneducated health enthusiasts who have no idea it clogs blood and promotes dementia

What kind of food never spoils? You get one guess. That’s right – the kind you should never eat. So then why do you think most health food stores use canola oil mixed into nearly every packaged and jarred food on their shelves? The honest answer is they’re trying to

Salad makes your brain younger: The nutrient boost improves memory, prevents dementia, study finds

You may want to start eating at least one serving of salad to make your brain younger as a study found that eating salad or a serving of leafy greens every day can enhance memory and make the brain function a decade younger, according to an article published in The Daily Mail.

Researchers emphasize the importance of nutrition in preventing dementia

Nutrition experts have long stressed the role of essential nutrients in preventing deadly disease, an article on Nutra Ingredients USA stated. Some of them are now arguing for the recognition of other nutrients like curcumin and lutein that amend the symptoms of non-lethal yet serious diseases, such as the various forms of dementia.