BRAIN AND NERVE CARE

People with Dementia Respond to Music  

When your memory goes, music sticks the longest

What Do You Know About Alzheimer's Disease?

Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz.

1. Alzheimer's is the most common form of which of these?
2. How is Alzheimer's diagnosed?
3. Physiologically, what happens to the brain as Alzheimer's progresses?
4. Which of these is the strongest risk factor for developing the disease?
5. Occasionally, other medical conditions may mimic this disease. What are they?
6. Signs of Alzheimer's include which of these symptoms?
7. Which age group has the highest rate of Alzheimer's cases reported?
8. Because no drugs cure this condition, emphasis is put on delaying the onset of severe symptoms. Which of these strategies helps?
9. The average time from the onset of symptoms to death is how long?
10. If you care for a relative with Alzheimer's, which of these measures will help stabilize the patient mentally?

When to Worry About Memory Loss 

Often it’s just a normal part of aging, but there are ways to know whether it’s something worse.

What Your Headache Is Trying to Tell You 

Common causes of headaches, including diet, stress, and allergies.

9 of 10 Strokes Are Preventable 

Preventable risk factors, including hypertension, contribute to 90% of stroke deaths.

Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance 

8 ways to organize tomorrow today.

Save Your Brain with Seafood  

Eating seafood at least once a week may protect against age-related memory problems, including Alzheimer’s.

Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson’s 

Your husband or mother is slowly losing her ability to move.

Personality Changes and Early Warning Signs of Dementia 

A new diagnosis could help identify patients at risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss.

Lifestyle Changes May Treat Headaches Best 

Healthier habits may be what most people with headaches need, not high tech tests.

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s 

These are the scary days when you may be on your own with your loved one, but you don’t need to do it alone.

How Obesity Affects Your Brain 

Being overweight could age your brain by at least 10 years.

Yoga for Mental Energy and Concentration 

Combine exercise with meditation, as in yoga, and you have a double whammy for mental clarity.

Living with Essential Tremor 

People often confuse it with Parkinson’s because of the shaking. It’s a benign condition that affects one’s self esteem and can even cause depression.

Preventing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms  

Drugs are just one piece of the treatment puzzle.