Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders News

Sep 18, 2020
Actively speaking two languages protects against cognitive impairment
The prevalence of dementia in places where more than one language is spoken is 50% lower than in regions where the population uses only one language.
Sep 16, 2020
PTSD may double risk of dementia
Those who have experienced PTSD are up to twice as likely to develop dementia later in life.
Sep 04, 2020
Common class of drugs linked to increased risk of Alzheimer disease
Anticholinergic medications are used for many conditions but might also accelerate cognitive decline, especially in older persons with biological or genetic risk factors.
Aug 24, 2020
Researchers provide insights into new form of dementia
Researchers have found that they can differentiate between subtypes of dementia inducing brain disease.
Aug 17, 2020
New diagnostic criteria shine light on early dementia mimics
Criteria will allow a new phase of research into functional cognitive disorder.
Aug 07, 2020
People who feel dizzy when they stand up may have higher risk of dementia
Some people who feel dizzy or lightheaded when they stand up may have an increased risk of developing dementia years later.
Aug 01, 2020
Are your gums saying something about your dementia risk?
Gum disease, especially the kind that is irreversible and causes tooth loss, may be associated with mild cognitive impairment and dementia 20 years later.
Jul 30, 2020
Flu, pneumonia vaccinations tied to lower risk of dementia in Alzheimer disease
Jul 21, 2020
Genes and cardiovascular health both affect dementia risk
Individuals with genetic risk factors for dementia can still reduce their risk by improving their cardiovascular health.
Jul 20, 2020
Supplements with potential to prevent Alzheimer disease affect blood, but less so the brain
Omega-3 fatty acids might require larger doses to be effective -- especially for people with high-risk gene.
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