Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Developing Dementia

Some of the detrimental effects of heavy alcohol use on brain function are similar to those observed with Alzheimer disease (AD). Although alcohol use may be a risk factor for AD, it is difficult to study this relationship because of similarities between alcoholic...

Managing Chronic Pain in Patients with Dementia

Chronic pain affects 1.5 billion people worldwide, an estimated 100 million of whom live in the United States. Yet we currently have no effective treatment options. Fortunately, research advances have determined some of the ways in which chronic pain changes the...

Wandering and Dementia -Aspects and the Risk of Falling

Wandering, a complex motor, cognitive and behavioral disorder, is a common symptom among patients with dementia. A contemporary definition for wandering is: “A syndrome of dementia-related locomotion behavior having a frequent, repetitive, temporally disordered,...

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: IT’S IMPACT ON THE PERSON AND HIS FAMILY

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder which gradually destroys or impairs the individual’s brain cells. It creates problems in thinking, remembering, and the ability to perform what once were simple tasks such as taking a bath, driving a car, or...

The Prospect of Dementia

Only few want to grow old, as most of us are afraid of becoming senile. But now that our bodies last longer in better health, our brain being no exception, the prospect of living a fulfilled old age is better than ever before. It is not difficult to think of somebody...

Your commute may improve your health

You may not like going to work in the morning, but the way you get there can have a positive influence on your overall health. You may not like going to work in the morning, but the way you get there can have a positive influence on your overall health. The...

Putting Good Nutrition in the Lunchbox

Whether you’ve got kids heading back to school this fall or you brownbag your lunch to work, making sure nutrition makes it in there is important for good health and energy to finish the school or work day. Balancing lean protein with complex (not sweet) carbohydrates...

Is There Such a Thing as “Brain Food?”

Studies are suggesting that a healthy diet and good lifestyle choices can have a positive impact on one’s cognitive function later in life. Nutritive compounds such as antioxidants, phytochemicals and the B vitamins are particularly of interest to scientists studying...