Dementia Led to Robin Williams’ Suicide, Says His Widow, But What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

Dementia may have been a contributing factor in beloved actor Robin Williams’ decision to take his own life last year. According to Williams’ widow, the actor was suffering from Lewy body dementia, which can lead to devastating symptoms that include…

Alzheimer’s Disease Discovery Leads To Nobel Prize

Alzheimer’s disease studies have had a major breathrough with new information from Monday’s Nobel Prize winners in medicine. Their discovery of cells that act as the brain’s gps could have a serious impact on our understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease…

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Dementia

It is common knowledge that vitamin D is beneficial and necessary, but a new study shows what kind of problems a vitamin D deficiency can cause. According to the study, adult and elderly people who do not get enough vitamin…

Long-Term Care Needs Improvement For Dementia Patients, Shows Study

The baby boomer generation is now aging, a situation that is bringing with it a new set of challenges for the U.S. This demographic shift is being most strongly felt in the healthcare industry, where the already burdened American health…

Depression A Risk Factor For Dementia: New Study

A new study published in the scientific journal Neurology on July 30 showed that depression is a risk factor for dementia. The results indicate that treating depression in older patients may stave off some of the symptoms of dementia related…

Fish Oil Supplements Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that fish oil might be one of the most effective preventative measures against developing Alzheimer’s disease, for those who aren’t genetically inclined to develop the common form of dementia. There is presently no cure for Alzheimer’s;…

New Alzheimer’s Test Promising For Early Detection

Researchers have found that a simple eye exam could be critical in detecting Alzheimer’s Disease years, if not decades, before memory loss begins. Beta amyloids are proteins that look like bright dots and are typically found in the brain of…

Jim McMahon And Other Former Players Sue NFL

Jim McMahon, former Bears quarterback, is in the fight of his life right now as one of several former players named in a federal lawsuit filed last month accusing the NFL of dispensing narcotics to keep players on the field…

Jim McMahon Confesses To Suicidal Thoughts, Dementia

In 1985 Jim McMahon was the quarterback for one of the most popular Super Bowl championship teams in NFL history. The rebel-type QB with the spiked hair and dark shades relished the hype and basked in the spotlight. But that…

Dementia Treatment Research Looks At Oxytocin: Study

A team of researchers from Ontario, Canada, have discovered that injecting a single dose of the neuropeptide oxytocin, which is normally produced in the hypothalamus region of the brain, can have a demonstrable effect on patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal…