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Memory-Loss Concerns Could Indicate Dementia Onset

Mild cognitive impairment and memory loss concerns are known risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia. Until recently, however, the link between Alzheimer’s dementia, early memory concerns and impairment of memory performance had not been thoroughly explored.

Fish Oil May Prevent Cognitive Decline

Activities like walking or doing mental puzzles are often associated with preventing cognitive decline. Taking a fish oil supplement may also be one of those activities.

Staying Active May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Alzheimer’s disease and the memory loss and behavioral changes that come with it can take a major toll on patients and their families. Unfortunately, the number of Alzheimer's cases continues to rise with the growing elderly population.

Long-Term Impact of Brain Injury

One of the most common injuries from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been traumatic brain injury. Researchers are still learning the long-term implications of this injury.

Occupation, Education and Genes Predicted Mental Clarity

As people age, there are sometimes impacts on memory, communication and other mental faculties. But could choices we make throughout life ultimately delay the onset of those conditions?

Lifestyle Linked to Memory Issues, Even for Younger Adults

While there are ways to ease symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, there are no treatments to stop the disease itself. For that reason, many doctors and researchers have shifted their focus to finding ways to prevent the disease.

Rising Blood Pressure, Declining Memory

High blood pressure is tied to greater risks of stroke and heart attack. But high blood pressure also may affect people in areas that may not seem so obvious, including their mental capabilities.

Negative Outlook May Prompt Dementia

A person’s outlook on life and on other people can affect their mental and physical health.  A negative outlook may be linked to dementia, which is a bigger problem among older people than younger ones.

Speaking More Than One Language May Help the Brain

There's a common expression: "It’s never too late to learn." When it comes to the benefits of learning another language, this expression seems to hold true.

Not All Alzheimer's Patients Have Memory Loss

Alzheimer’s disease typically affects the area of the brain involved in memory. However, there’s a less common type of Alzheimer’s in which memory loss is not the main symptom.