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Is Dementia Hereditary? Busting the Myths

Is Dementia Hereditary? Busting the Myths

A leading concern amongst family members of dementia patients is whether they are at a risk of developing the disease themselves, due to hereditary genetic patterns and mutations. The answer, in most cases, is a definitive no, as dementia can be attributed to an array of reasons, only one of which is genetic transfer.However, since Alzheimer's disease along with other forms of dementia can also be associated with genetics; individuals having multiple family members who have any form of dementia have a higher propensity of developing the disease in their later years. Such individuals should consult neurologists and undergo regular testing to ensure the immediate diagnosis of any memory loss disorder.The research in the domain of dementia is still young, therefore, no isolated cause-and-effect...

5 Herbs for Better Brain Health

Does your brain feel tired, lethargic or overtaxed at times?Do you feel that your brain cannot comprehend and sulks in your tiresome routine? Is focusing difficult for you paired with a weak memory?If the answer to the aforementioned questions is yes then you are probably going through the common struggle of brain-overindulgence, which makes it hard to keep pace with the relentless demands of this complex world. Worry not. There are different methods that can help your brain overcome frustration, and grow strong.What To do? The ideal choice.Poor lifestyle choices and changes in diet can have serious repercussions on your body’s physical and mental reserves. Unhealthy daily practices such as carrying 50-pound barbells while jogging might seem like a good idea, but in reality, only...


Commonly Used Drugs Linked To Dementia Even At Low Dosage

A new study in the University of Washington provides strong evidence that certain popular drugs may increase the risk of dementia in older adults. The drugs share some common mechanisms within key areas of the brain but are used primarily as ingredients in over-the-counter sleep, cough, cold, and allergy medicines as well as in the treatment of an overactive bladder and depression. Drugs And Dementia The most commonly used drug linked to dementia is diphenhydramine, which is used in many popular products such as Benadryl, Nytol Sominex, Theraflu, Triaminic Allergy, etc. It is also implicated in drugs containing chlorpheniramine (Aller-Chlor); oxybutynin (Ditropan) and tolterodine (Detrol) for overactive bladder; and tricyclic antidepressants, such as doxepin or amitriptyline.1 Background Data Acetylcholine is a critical brain chemical involved in the transmission of nerve...