Alzheimers Disease And Other Cognitive Disorders

Introduction to Cognitive Disorders

“Cognition” is a fancy word that mental health professionals use to describe the wide range of brain-based behaviors that we rely on every day. Cognition encompasses lots of different skills, including perception (taking in information from our sensory organs), memory, learning, judgment, abstract reasoning (thinking about things that aren’t directly in front of us), problem solving, using language, and planning.

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Alzheimers Disease and other Cognitive Disorders — In The News
Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests. The medications are widely used to treat the delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression that occur in many people with Alzheimer's disease and other types... Read More

Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet, physical activity and brain exercises can help slow mental decline in older people at risk for dementia, a new study suggests. On the other hand, a high body-mass index (BMI) and poor heart health are significant risk factors for... Read More

Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research in mice raises the possibility that an ultrasound-based treatment might help eliminate plaque buildup in the brain that's associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists don't know whether the approach is feasible for humans, but the research is promising, especially because of... Read More

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Lack Of Sleep Is Associated With Alzheimer’s

Along with the physical changes that occur as we get older, changes to our sleep patterns are a part of the normal aging process. While decades of sleep studies have... Read More

Coping With Family Challenges Of Early-Onset Dementia

Most Americans use the term dementia and Alzheimer’s disease interchangeably. But in fact, Alzheimer’s is only one form of dementia, albeit the most common. Currently, 1 in 10 Americans over... Read More

Benzodiazepine Use Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

A new study conducted by researchers from France and Canada has found that the widely prescribed class of drugs benzodiazepines may be associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’... Read More

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