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Prostate cancer treatment ADT (androgen deprivation therapy) doubles the chances of dementia, a new study has discovered. It’s the standard treatment for prostate cancers that have spread—and doctors perhaps need to start looking for a safer alternative, say researchers.
Taking up moderate exercise in your mid-life—around 49 years or so—could pay dividends later, and help you maintain good mental faculties, such as cognition and memory, when you reach old age.
The great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot was right: eating fish is good for the leetle grey cells. And that becomes even more important as we get older. Eating at least one plate of seafood every week can ward off dementia and a decline in cognitive abilities, such as memory and problem-solving.
Anticholinergic drugs—which include antidepressants, hay fever treatments and incontinence pills—increase the risk of dementia, especially if they’re taken by elderly patients. The drugs also shrink the brain and interfere with the thinking processes.
Viral infections such as cold sores and pneumonia could be the unsuspected cause of Alzheimer’s and dementia, a leading group of experts is claiming.
Vitamin D deficiency is a major cause of dementia and it even causes physical abnormalities in the brain.
Resveratrol-a compound found in red wine, peanuts and some berries-could help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a new study has found
Common Alzheimer's and dementia drugs are causing alarming, and life-threatening, weight loss in elderly patients