Alzheimer's is responsible for 65% of senile dementias

For Dr. José Manuel Martínez Lage, coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Confederation of Relatives of People with Alzheimer's and other dementias (CEAFA), the difference between Alzheimer's and senile dementia is clear: "It's like calling everything there is in a fruit bowl, instead of pears, apples or lemons ". The term senile dementia, he adds, is so general that it should disappear from medical terms. "Alzheimer's is the most frequent senile dementia and is the disease responsible for approximately 65% ​​of senile dementias. Senile dementias can have different causes. Senile dementia can occur due to Alzheimer's disease, Read More

Alzheimer's and vascular dementia

There are two types of dementia that occur in older adults: Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia (or cerebral multi-infarcts). Studies conducted around the world have shown that they are the two main causes of dementia. Read More

Alzheimer's: aggressive and disabling

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 20 million people on the planet are sick with Alzheimer's. In Mexico, around 500 thousand people are affected, although this figure could triple by the year 2050, if we consider the increase in life expectancy in addition, that one in four Mexicans will be 65 years old and prone to the disease. Read More

Benefits of brain training

In today's world, scientists have come to the conclusion that brain training can and should improve capacity. Just as physical exercise is good for the body, the training of this body helps the mind to function better, and the benefits can last for years. Read More

8 reasons to exercise the mind

In a study on August 4, 2009 published by Neurology, it was reported that people engaged in brain training exercises, such as reading, writing and card games can, delay the onset of a rapid decline in memory that if it occurs, later they develop dementia. Read More

How to face a patient with Alzheimer's

When talking about Alzheimer's disease, the cause or origin that causes it is still unknown. Research has been conducted on its etiology for a long time, which usually focus on factors such as exogenous toxins, genetic immunology or viral agents. Read More

Senile dementia, a way to leave this world

So there is no doubt: senile dementia is a disease and is not part of the normal aging process. Although older adults, as they get older, take part in a series of physical and mental changes, this does not mean that they have to suffer from some kind of dementia. Read More

Caring for a person with Alzheimer's

Several associations for Alzheimer's from both Mexico and the United States have developed a series of guides for family members who have a person with Alzheimer's or other senile dementia at home. Read More

Aging is not associated with neuronal loss

A series of studies conducted at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMVZ) of the University of Sao Paulo (USP), in Brazil, suggests that the aging process is not necessarily associated with a decrease in the number of neurons, this counting can remain stable or even increase in the elderly. The research is carried out in said university under the coordination of the stereologist Antonio Augusto Coppi. Read More

Brain exercise to exercise memory

Previously it was believed that memory loss and confusion were part of the normal aging process, but this is no longer the case. Nowadays, several studies show that most people stay alert and have good use of their faculties as they get older, although it may take a little longer to remember things. The specialists of the National Institute on Aging of the United States (NIA, for its acronym in English) indicate that a combination of small mental exercises, healthy habits and a healthy diet, is the key to exercise the memory of all, not only the one of the elderly Tips to exercise memory Solving crosswords and sudoku, memorizing the super lis Read More

Geriatrics and health care

In these modern times, when there are medicines available for countless diseases and every pain that one feels, there is still no one that replaces the care and love needed to care for the elderly, especially if they are an important part of our lives. Read More

The battle against dementia

The loss of mental functions, such as memory retention and reasoning, are among the biggest problems faced by the elderly. Dementia is one of them, with Alzheimer's disease as the common cause. Doctors and researchers are trying to determine how to delay or even reverse the effects of these diseases by training the brain. Understanding dementia and Alzheimer's Read More

Exercise protects against Alzheimer's

Doing physical exercise constantly and for pleasure, creates a protective and therapeutic effect against Alzheimer's. This was ensured by the study of the CSIC (Spanish State Agency for Scientific Research) of Spain, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimers' Disease. Read More