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The Link Between TBI and Dementia
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may raise your risk for dementia later on, a new study found.
The Upside of Antipsychotics for Dementia Patients
Due to recent findings linking antipsychotic medications to poor health and death in dementia patients, some health policymakers have pushed for limited prescribing. But there may be more to the picture.
Omega-3 Supplements May Not Be Cutting It
Omega-3 pills are among the most popular dietary supplements in the US. But these pills may not be living up to their claims.
Dangerous Weight Loss Linked to Common Dementia Rx
It's probably not your imagination that Grandma is becoming increasingly fragile over time. And her dementia medication may be partly to blame.
Concussions May Exact Long-Term Toll on Football Players
Football is a violent sport. Although most football-related injuries heal, one particular injury — concussion — may lead to major mental issues later in life.
These Healthy Choices Might Reduce Dementia Risk
Many people exercise and eat healthily to improve their overall physical health, but those habits might also boost mental health.
Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older
Letting young kids get out and play is great for their health, but parents may want to wait until their kids are a bit older before letting them play football — or at least only let them play touch football.
Rx That Put a Wrench in the Works
Several medications that help with common ailments could contain chemicals that get in the way of memory function. Communicating about these risks with a healthcare provider may help improve safety.
Behind the Wheel with Dementia
Some reports say that dementia patients may be more likely to have car accidents while driving. But are accidents the reason that people stop driving when they have dementia?
Don't Let Confusion Take Over
It may seem normal for elderly people to become confused or forgetful, but this is not usually just "normal aging." Severe confusion can be an indication of delirium.