A high-fiber diet may reduce the risk of dementia
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(Matthew Solan/ Harvard Health) — Fiber is known for keeping your digestive system healthy and lowering cholesterol levels. Now, study findings suggest it also may protect the brain from dementia.

The study involved approximately 3,700 healthy adults, ages 40 to 64, who completed routine dietary surveys for 16 years.  …

‘Good’ cholesterol may decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s disease
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(Jessica Norris/ Medical News Today) — Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating condition that primarily affects older adults. People who have it can become forgetful and become unable to carry out tasks of daily living. Currently, the disorder has no cure. Researchers are still trying to understand how the disease develops,  …

Early menopause may raise risk of dementia later in life
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(Science Daily) — Compared with women who enter menopause around age 50, women who experience very early menopause (before the age of 40) were found to be 35% more likely to develop some type of dementia later in life, according to a large study of women living in the United Kingdom.

Women who entered menopause before age 45  …

Half of older adults now die with a dementia diagnosis, up sharply
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(Science Daily) — Nearly half of all older adults now die with a diagnosis of dementia listed on their medical record, up 36% from two decades ago, a new study shows. But that sharp rise may have more to do with better public awareness, more detailed medical records and Medicare billing practices than an actual rise in the condition,  …

Indigenous Amazonians have just 1% dementia rates. Why?
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(David Nield/ Science Alert) — We know about the devastating effect that Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia can have on people – but what’s less clear is how they get started in the brain and what can be done to cure them or prevent them from happening in the first place.

Some clues could be found amongst  …

Can Viagra cut risk of Alzheimer’s disease? What we know
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(George Citroner/ Healthline) — An erectile dysfunction drug, also used to treat high blood pressure, has already shown promise to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Now, new research adds to evidence finding this well-known drug might help reduce the risk of developing the degenerative condition.

“After searching  …

Physical activity might help mend people with Alzheimer’s disease
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(Manuela Callari/ Cosmos) — It’s no real surprise that an active lifestyle is beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s disease. But researchers from the University of California have now added another piece to the puzzle in understanding how physical activity improves brain health and helps people with Alzheimer’s  …

The UK rolls out a new 5-minute AI Alzheimer’s test
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(Simone Spichack/ Being Patient) – – Time is of the essence when it comes to Alzheimer’s — early diagnosis provides more time to intervene and slow its progress. Current technology is expensive and time-consuming, but a number of faster tests are in the pipeline. Some of those leverage artificial intelligence,   …

More than 41 million dementia cases globally are undiagnosed
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(Andrew Gregory, Linda Geddes/ The Guardian) — More than 41 million people living with dementia worldwide have not yet been diagnosed, according to a report by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI).

Experts say getting diagnosed with the disease is vital, enabling those affected to receive support and treatment,  …

Dementia numbers expected to rise rapidly
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(Kimberley Kielley/ The Brandon Sun) — September is World Alzheimer’s Month.

In Manitoba, there are more than 23,000 people who have dementia. This number is rapidly growing and by 2038 it is expected to reach more than 40,700, according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba. Even more startling is that 62 per cent of Manitobans
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