Listen: Emotions shape memory for people with dementia

Why can some people with dementia remember an event years in the past but then forget something that just happened? An expert explains.

Duke University | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine dementia memory

Symptoms pop up earlier for kids of people with dementia

People with dementia who had a parent with the condition tend to develop symptoms years earlier, and even sooner if both parents had it.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology aging alzheimers-disease brains dementia memory parents prediction

Immune cells repair our brains while we sleep

"...the signals in our brain that modulate the sleep and awake state also act as a switch that turns the immune system off and on."

Mark Michaud-Rochester | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism brains dementia immune-systems microglia schizophrenia

Test for mild cognitive impairment according to sex?

Evaluating mild cognitive impairment, considered a precursor to dementia, by sex could potentially change who gets the diagnosis.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cognition dementia medical-tests sexes

9/11 responders show link between PTSD and cognitive decline

"...a significant portion of responders have new onset cognitive impairment when many of them were cognitively normal within just the past few years."

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook | Sept. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine 911 brains dementia post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Lower risk of depression, dementia after getting hearing aids

Older adults who get hearing aids for newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of dementia, depression, and anxiety diagnoses over the next three years, research finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Sept. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging anxiety dementia depression hearing medical-devices older-adults

Married people are less likely to develop dementia

On the other hand, divorcees are about twice as likely as married people to develop dementia, the study indicates.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Aug. 28, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging dementia divorce marriage older-adults relationships

Weak handgrip may warn of cognitive impairment

"...this is another instance where you're seeing that staying physically active affects your overall health and your cognitive health."

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging cognition dementia hands medical-tests strength

There’s a link between dementia risk and blood pressure

Treating high blood pressure more aggressively than current standards suggest could lead to a lower risk of dementia, researchers say.

Kim Berger-UT Austin | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine blood-pressure brains dementia

What years of playing football do to brain’s white matter

Researchers have found a link between playing football and white matter injury in the brain, which might contribute to dementia in people with CTE.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine athletes brains concussions dementia football injuries sports

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