Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH, geriatrician, responds to the new WHO guidelines for reducing risk for dementia and cognitive decline.
Risk of dementia is declining, but scientists don’t know why
Dementia is on the decline, the risk of developing it dropping 20 percent per decade since the late 1970s, according to a striking new study published ...
Why might sleep apnea raise dementia risk?
A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is tied to brain structure alterations found in early dementia and that low blood oxygen might be a factor.
Dementia Risk: Here's What You Should Know
Experts say genetics plays a major role in dementia risk. So do exercise, diet, sleep, and social contact.
Why Are Young Black Women at Higher Risk of HR
Study Suggests Hormone-Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer Risk Factors for Young Black Women An October 2016 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control found that overall rates of breast cancer in black and white women are about the same. Still, breast cancer in black women is typically more aggressive than breast cancer in white women. Compared to white women, breast cancer in black women tends to be diagnosed at a younger age more advanced at diagnosis more likely to be fatal at an earlier…
Why Does Asthma Put a Food-Allergic Child at a Higher Risk of Anaphylaxis?
At Higher Risk For A Stroke Or Vascular Disease? Here's how to tell.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of vascular disease, and then assess whether or not you’re at an increased risk of developing any of them
Why are women at higher risk than men for heart disease?
Heart disease has become the leading cause of death for women in the United States, responsible for about 1 in 4 deaths among women Starting in the late 1980s, coronary artery disease - defined as a blockage of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart - has killed more women each year than men. Mortality rates from CAD are on the rise in women aged 35 - 54 years. And worryingly, nearly two-thirds of women who die from heart disease…
Experts unsure why gay men at higher risk for meningitis
Twelve L.A. County residents have contracted meningitis in the past two months; seven of them have been gay or bisexual men.
Overweight, obesity linked to higher risk of 10 common cancers
In what is deemed the largest study to date of the link between BMI and cancer, researchers from the UK find that overweight and obesity increases the risk of 10 common cancers.
These 10 Questions Can Help Determine Your Dementia Risk
Getting older comes with upsides like wisdom, self-assuredness, and even a boost in happiness. Yet there's no sugarcoating the downsides, with memory loss being chief among those. According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's this year, and 5.1 million of them will be 65 and older.
Dementia What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk
Fortunately, we know some of the risk factors that increase our chances of mental decline. What to do to maintain your brain.
Doing These 9 Things Can Cut Your Risk of Dementia by 35 Percent—Here’s Why
Forgetfulness might seem like an unavoidable part of aging, but you aren’t destined to dementia. Click Here to Read More
Hearing loss before 50 may mean higher risk of drug and alcohol issues
People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers, and are also more likely to misuse alcohol and other drugs, a new national study finds. This means that health care providers may need to take special care when treating pain and mental health conditions in deaf and hard-of-hearing young adults, the researchers say.
Study finds how stress raises heart disease and stroke risk
People with heightened activity in the amygdala, an area of the brain linked to stress, may be at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, scientists said on Thursday in research that could lead to new ways to treat stress-related heart problems.
Family Caregiver Lessons in Patience and Dementia
Barry J. Jacobs shares lessons he learned in caring for his aging parents with dementia and chronic illness and pain to the tune of song titles.
Tips on how the Power of Music Can Help Caregivers and People with Dementia
Music can often seem to have magical properties. Our favorite song can lift our spirits. A few notes can take us back to a special memory. But while musi...
How To Avoid Dementia (Study)
Fear over losing one’s memory is a very real and lurking concern, especially among older adults. But there is much...
Surviving Dementia in your Family
Sharing the steps I journied through with my husband in hopes it will help you expect the stages and survive a diagnosis of dementia in your family.
What are the breast cancer risks?
A risk factor is anything that could increase the probability that you will have a disease. While they can increase your risk, they do not necessarily cause the disease. Additionally, just because …