Tag: alzheimers

Knowing The Health Problems That Cause Memory Loss As We Age

Knowing The Health Problems That Cause Memory Loss As We Age

[ 1 ] 2011-11-11 | |

As the second most common fear associated with aging, loss of memory is a serious health issue. However, we often concentrate on the memory loss itself instead of the different underlying health conditions that can cause it. By instead being aware of these conditions and working to resolve them, we have a far better chance of retaining of sharp mind as we age.

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Deep Brain Stimulation And The Treatment Of Many Medical Conditions

Deep Brain Stimulation And The Treatment Of Many Medical Conditions

[ 0 ] 2011-02-18 | |

Although applying electricity to the brain is not something that would immediately seem like a useful form of medical treatment to most people, Deep Brain Stimulation is continuing to find more medical uses in treating a number of problems of the brain.

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Hoarding Junk is Hard on the Nerves in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Hoarding Junk is Hard on the Nerves in Neurodegenerative Diseases

[ 0 ] 2010-04-14 | |

Degenerative conditions involving the nerves are very well known with familiar names such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s. What has been less known about these conditions is how they affect the nerves, but within the last few years, researchers have been finding a common theme amongst many of these

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Atrial Fibrillation’s Small Heart Flutter Causes Big Costs

Atrial Fibrillation’s Small Heart Flutter Causes Big Costs

[ 0 ] 2010-01-10 | |

Though having an irregular heartbeat from Atrial Fibrillation is not a direct threat to one’s health, the secondary conditions that can result are dangerous. In fact, secondary factors make this small fluttering of the heart very expensive to health systems worldwide.

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Understanding Alzheimer’s and the Wave of Confused Old Folks

Understanding Alzheimer’s and the Wave of Confused Old Folks

[ 0 ] 2009-06-25 | |

Known as a condition related to aging for more than 100 years, Alzheimer’s disease has long been associated with tangles and deposits in the brain, but until recently, it was not known if the tangles were a cause or a result of the disease.

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