Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: Research Looks at Two Unusual Possibilities

A study conducted in the U.K. and reported by TIME Magazine offers evidence that the erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Viagra (generic name: sildenafil) may help lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. As one of a group of drugs known as phosphodiesterase Type 5 inhibitors, Viagra works by relaxing blood vessels and increasing blood flow in the penis. In a study published in Neurology, researchers found that these types of drugs were also associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s. The study analyzed the health records of nearly 270,000 men …read more

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New Brain Evaluation Tool Looks at How Lifestyle Factors Affect Dementia and Stroke Risk

A new tool known as the Brain Care Score (BCS) shows promise as a way to assess stroke or dementia risk without going through a medical procedure. The BCS rates how a person fares on 12 health-related factors concerning physical, lifestyle, and social-emotional components of health, according to a study published in December in the journal Frontiers in Neurology. The authors found participants with a higher score had a lower risk of developing dementia or suffering a stroke later in life.

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Signs That May Tell Coloradans It’s Time for Memory Care

Although some forms of memory loss are quite common in adults age 65 and older and may be of little concern, there are certain symptoms that indicate something more than normal forgetfulness is occurring. When these signs become consistent and concerning, it can affect the ability to safely age in place and may indicate it’s time to consider formal memory care as the more practical and secure alternative

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Tips Offered for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia

Jennifer Otto, content manager for SeniorResource.com, an online information source, says that while being a caregiver to a loved one with dementia can feel overwhelming, there are ways to provide that care while also creating a comfortable and safe environment. She offers the following tips.

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