Lag in Brain Donation Hampers Understanding of Dementia in Blacks

Lag in Brain Donation Hampers Understanding of Dementia in Blacks

Author: Anna Gorman / Source: Next Avenue Dorothy Reeves, 79, helps feed her husband, Levi, who has Lewy body dementia. Reeves, a former schoolteacher, initially declined brain donation but later agreed — for both her and her husband. Credit: Anna Gorman/KHN (This...
Dementia: Study helps to unravel the cause of brain cell death

Dementia: Study helps to unravel the cause of brain cell death

Author: Honor Whiteman / Source: Medical News Today Researchers have shed light on the cause of brain cell death in dementia. Dementia arises as a result of brain cell death, which may lead to a decline in learning, memory, and other cognitive functions, but precisely...
When Depression and Dementia Collide

When Depression and Dementia Collide

Author: Laura Dixon / Source: Next Avenue (This article appeared previously on Caring.com.) As if the changes brought about by dementia weren’t devastating enough, many of the more than 5 million people living with the disease in the U.S. also face...
High, Low Levels of Magnesium Linked to Dementia Risk

High, Low Levels of Magnesium Linked to Dementia Risk

Source: medlineplus.gov WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Having magnesium levels that are too high or too low may put you at risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Dutch researchers report. In a study of more than 9,500 men and women, the...