Category Archives: Senior Health Update

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Lung disease may increase dementia risk

Dementia refers to a series of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, where a person’s memory and other cognitive abilities decline. A recent study may have found a new risk factor that might predispose people to...

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Alzheimer’s may soon be treated with HIV drugs

New research finds that an HIV enzyme plays a crucial role in driving Alzheimer’s-related brain pathology by altering the APP gene. The findings warrant “immediate clinical evaluation of HIV antiretroviral therapies in people with Alzheimer’s...

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Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

In the largest study of its type, researchers conclude that having higher levels of belly fat in old age is correlated with a reduction in cognitive function. Published Monday 6 August 2018 By Tim Newman...

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