The core of the issue surrounding this drug is simple: Does it actually work? Here’s an explainer on Aduhelm, the new drug to treat Alzheimer’s.
Almost everyone with aphasia struggles when trying to come up with the names of things they know, but can’t find the name for. And because of that, they have trouble using words in sentences. It also affects the ability of those with the condition to read and write.
Why some people with mild cognitive impairment develop dementia while others don’t has long been a mystery. But a recent study has identified several factors that determine whether a person is more or less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. These findings might give us a clue about who might be more likely to develop dementia.
For nearly two-thirds of women, menopause comes with an undesirable change in memory.
Results reported in JAMA Internal Medicine associate cataract surgery with 30% lower risk of dementia in aging population.
Yet this narrower recommendation raises questions. What does a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment mean? Is Aduhelm appropriate for all people with mild cognitive impairment, or only some? And who should decide which patients qualify for treatment: dementia specialists or primary care physicians?
Many with long COVID report difficulty with attention and planning — known as ‘brain fog.’
Long before they receive a dementia diagnosis, many people start losing their ability to manage their finances.
Currently, the only approved drugs for Alzheimer’s merely alleviate some of the symptoms and do not stop the disease from progressing.
Tom Seaver, like Robin Williams, had Lewy body dementia, but what is this strange illness? A neurologist explains
NIH study suggests our brains may use search engine strategies to remember words and memories of our past experiences.
Even when people document their choices ― while they still have the ability to do so ― there’s no guarantee those instructions will be honored.
It’s not just how long you live, but how vibrant you remain later in life. Exercising both your body and brain can help you stay healthier longer.
One year after diagnosis, less than a quarter of patients had seen a dementia specialist. After five years, the percent of patients had only increased to 36%.
Can’t remember what you came for? Don’t worry – you probably have a lot going on.