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Vascular Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While the symptoms may appear similar to Alzheimer’s disease, the cause is completely different. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a buildup in the brain of beta amyloid and tau…

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Hearing Aid may Lower Risk for Dementia in Seniors with Hearing Loss

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Exeter and King’s college London, people with hearing loss due to aging who wear a hearing aid can lower their risk for dementia. The study was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles, July 2019. PROTECT Online Study The PROTECT online…

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Everyone Should Know the Five Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart attacks can occur without warning and it is really important to be able to recognize the five signs of a heart attack and to call 911 in time to save a life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

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Treating Gum Disease may Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A clean mouth and gums may prevent Alzheimer’s disease according to a study published January 23, 2019 in Science Advances. Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered that gum disease (gingivitis) is strongly associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The researchers found DNA-based proof that gum disease may determine whether…

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Losing 10% of Weight can Reverse Atrial Fibrillation

Losing 10% of weight can reverse atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to an Australian study published June 14, 2018 in the heart journal Eurospace. Researchers from the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) discovered that losing only 10% of weight could stop…

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