memory loss

Brain and Nervous System
February 20, 2018

Helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia (a group of thinking and social symptoms that interfere with daily functioning), and it is marked by a progressive degeneration of brain tissue. Eventually, people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease lose the ability to think, reason and coordinate movement, becoming incapacitated over the course of five to eight years. It primarily affects people over the age of 65 and in such cases, it’s known as late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It has also been reported among people in their 50s and 40s, but is rarely diagnosed in people in their 30s when it is…
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January 16, 2014

Spotting the early signs of dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is fast becoming a serious health problem, and it currently affects more than 800 000 people in the UK alone. Considering there is no cure for the disease, scientists are now trying to find new ways to spot the early signs of dementia, in an attempt to help curb the problem before it becomes worse. One of the latest scientific advancements is a 15 minute test to help detect any early warning signs of the condition. (more…)
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