MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Fluctuating blood pressure may be associated with worsening dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.
The study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension sought to add a new understanding about the links between Alzheimer's, the heart and blood vessels. Past research shows blood pressure variability could be connected to stroke, and researchers of the new study wanted to see if there was a similar link between yo-yoing blood pressure and Alzheimer's.
THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 -- For people at risk of Alzheimer's disease, working out a couple of times a week might at least slow the onset of the illness, new research suggests.
Regular exercise over a year slowed the degeneration of the part of the brain tied to memory among people who had a buildup of amyloid beta protein in their brain. These protein "plaques" are a hallmark of Alzheimer's, noted researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Could a pacemaker for the brain improve the memories of people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease?
New research suggests it might be possible one day: Electrical stimulation directed at key memory regions of the brain created intense flashbacks in some Alzheimer's patients, including sensations of emotions, smells, taste and temperature.
TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Do others tell you that you're forgetful? Do you have a hard time remembering names?
Memory lapses happen to nearly everyone and can happen at any age. Experts say it can be normal to forget things over time, especially information you don't use regularly. This might even be the way the brain makes room for new memories. Here are some common memory issues and what you can do about them.