Alzheimer’s Handwringing

A recent read-through of the September Neurology Reviews: Home revealed the following blurbs: Breastfeeding may reduce woman’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.  Felt to be due to increased exposure to hormones that may be protective – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. In older adults, anemia may be associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.   […]

Even a little education = less risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

A Brazilian study called Very low levels of education and cognitive reserve: A clinicopathologic study. sought to find out if low education made it more likely that brains with Alzheimer’s findings on autopsy belonged to people who actually had dementia.  It is known that up to 30% individuals can have plaques and tangles in their […]

Online test for Alzheimer’s disease? Forget about it.

At the July 2013 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, (AAIC 2013 Highlights) a panel of experts weighed in on 16 widely available online tests for detection of Alzheimer’s disease.  Their findings were of interest to any of the millions of concerned people going online to assess their health.  Alzheimer’s disease is a feared illness with devastating […]

Double up for a TIA?

A TIA is just like a stroke, except the symptom goes away and there is no injury seen on a brain MRI scan.  The main fear of a TIA is that the patient can go on to have a stroke, which by definition, is a region of brain damage that can cause disability.  A recent […]