Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

A recent study led by researchers at Yonsei College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, found that atrial fibrillation (AF) can be linked to an increased risk of dementia – even in people who have not suffered a stroke. What Is Atrial Fibrillation? Also known as a heart flutter, AF is an irregular and often…

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Causes and Symptoms of Dementia

Many people know the names of common diseases but may lack specific knowledge about their causes and symptoms. Cognitive conditions like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can come on suddenly, before we have the chance to become informed about them. Being knowledgeable can help us be more level-headed when dealing with these issues. Families…

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Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s impairs intellectual abilities and memory, which often interferes with a person’s daily life. While there is currently no cure, the disease can present early signs and symptoms. An early diagnosis could lead to early treatment, to keep you one step ahead of its development. We review five signs that may indicate someone is suffering…

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New Treatment to Reverse Dementia Symptoms?

Dementia is a group of brain disorders related to memory loss, the inability to perform everyday tasks and a decline in social skills. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, affects 5.7 million people in the United States alone. Although there is no proven cure, researchers in Australia have found a way to reverse…

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