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Higher HDL Cholesterol Levels Linked To Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Higher HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels seem to be linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk in older individuals. High total cholesterol and triglycerides (dyslipidemia) and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease are highly prevalent in western societies. Approximately 1% of individuals age 65 to 69 years develop Alzheimer’s, with the prevalence increasing to over 60% for individuals older than 95… Read More »

Parkinson’s disease: Having this symptom in your voice could mean you are at risk

Parkinson’s disease affects 148,000 people in the UK and is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder behind Alzheimer’s according to the NHS. It’s a neurological movement disorder and can affect the cognitive and psychiatric element of the mind. Spotting the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease early could help with early treatment. Having a change in your… Read More »

10 Risk Factors Tied to Early Onset of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease develops when proteins build up in the brain to form structures called ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia in younger people and may affect around a third of younger people with dementia. The first symptoms are usually problems with vision (in posterior cortical atrophy), speech (in logopenic aphasia)… Read More »