Alzheimer's

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

The brain danger for men with nighttime hypertension

Normally, blood pressure follows a daily rhythm. It rises higher during the day and falls at night when we sleep. But what does it mean if you consistently have higher blood pressure at night than during the day? You could suffer from reverse dipping and face a higher risk of Alzheimer’s.

Carolyn Gretton

The stress ‘vital exhaustion’ can place on your heart

Vital exhaustion, or burnout syndrome, is usually characterized by persistent stress, excessive fatigue, feelings of demoralization and sleep problems. This syndrome is linked to a number of health issues, including Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes, but its biggest impact appears to be on the heart…

Carolyn Gretton

How are ‘SuperAgers’ avoiding Alzheimer’s?

While scientists have been able to identify key markers of Alzheimer’s disease, they’re still trying to work out why some people develop the disease and others do not. Some, called ‘SuperAgers,’ even appear to be resistant. And researchers are trying to unravel their secret…

Joyce Hollman

Phosphatidylserine: The natural way to a better brain

Chances are you’ve never heard of phosphatidylserine. It’s a fatty substance that covers cell membranes in the body and is especially abundant in the neurons of your brain — for good reason: It’s the key to a better brain.

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

A link between surgery and Alzheimer’s and the vitamin that may help

Researchers are on the heels of one of the most dreaded diseases of our time, Alzheimer’s. No cure has been discovered, but various factors, including lifestyle interventions, some to practice and some to avoid, may decrease risk. One you may not have heard of is surgery…

Joyce Hollman

Researchers sniff out a smelly cure for Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found that the “rotten egg” gas the body produces has an upside: It’s capable of preventing the formation of tau protein tangles, the main cause of the cognitive, motor and memory losses of Alzheimer’s.