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Did Dementia Exist in Ancient Greece and Rome?

A new analysis of classical medical texts suggests dementia was extremely rare in ancient Greece and Rome 2,000 to 2,500 years ago. The USC-led research, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, bolsters the idea that Alzheimer's disease and related...

First Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission Between Humans in Medical Procedures

Researchers at University College London have found strong proof of Alzheimer's disease transmission from one person to another. In a few very rare cases, scientists showed how a treatment involving human growth hormone transferred harmful proteins to children, leading...

Viagra Lowers the Risk of Alzheimer’s by Almost 70%, Study Finds

Research published recently suggests that Pfizer's erectile dysfunction drug Viagra can decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to 69 percent. The research, which was published in Nature, found that the medication has a direct effect on brain...

Olive Oil May Lower Dementia Risk

A recent discovery made public at Nutrition 2023, the yearly gathering of the American Society for Nutrition in Boston, unveils that adding olive oil to your meals can bring various advantages, like safeguarding your heart and boosting cognitive function. Moreover,...

Vitamin D Could Help Prevent Dementia

Over 55 million people across the globe are currently living with dementia, with the majority of them residing in low- and middle-income nations. The CDC estimates that nearly 10 million new cases are reported every year. Dementia is a medical...

Trouble Falling Asleep Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

New research has added to the growing evidence linking sleep disturbances to cognitive impairment. The study found that sleep-initiation insomnia and sleep medication use were associated with a higher risk of developing dementia over a 10-year period. Additionally, those who...

19-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Person Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

A 19-year-old man from China has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, according to a recent case study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The man, who has been having memory problems since the age of 17, has become the...

Bruce Willis has Dementia, his Family Announces

Actor Bruce Willis has frontotemporal dementia, his family announced on Thursday in a statement on social media. The 67-year-old was diagnosed with aphasia - which causes difficulties with speech - in spring last year, but this has progressed and he...

Six Lifestyle Choices that Can Protect from Memory Decline

A study that followed nearly 30,000 adults for more than ten years discovered that six lifestyle factors can significantly reduce memory loss in old age. Healthy diet, regular exercise, active social interaction, cognitive activity, non-smoking, and avoiding alcohol were all...

First Drug Slows Brain Destruction in Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers have announced the very first drug that slows brain destruction in Alzheimer's patients, thought it is still in the early stages of development. The drug known as lecanemab is part of a new era of drugs for treating Alzheimer's,...