Archive for the ‘Alzheimers’ Category
A troubling study out tonight on pollution and dementia. Researchers have found that chronic exposure to air pollution may speed up cognitive decline in older people. The large-scale study looked at pollution levels typical of many U.S. communities and their impact on women in particular. Researchers found that women exposed to both fine and coarse air pollution particles experienced more cognitive decline over a four year period. The link may be traced to cardiovascular risk which itself could play a role in cognitive decline.
It seems there may be a simple way to protect and even improve your memory as you age. A new study finds that if you put less on your plate for dinner you are likely to remember more tomorrow.
The much-anticipated film biography of Margaret Thatcher “The Iron Lady” opens in local cinemas today. It’s an unflinching look at one of Britain’s most controversial Prime Ministers. But the film itself has also touched off controversy over its depiction of Thatcher with Alzheimer’s Disease.
A way to help predict your risk of getting Alzheimer’s years before symptoms show.