During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been widely recognized that older people and those with pre-existing conditions are at heightened risk for severe illness and death compared to their younger, healthier counterparts. However, when considering pre-existing conditions, much of the focus is on diseases associated with being overweight, such as … [Read more...]
Do Antipsychotics Increase the Risk of Dying from COVID-19?
Dementia Risk: Does Diet Matter?
Dementia is a devastating condition that is becoming increasingly problematic as size of the elderly population grows. Over the next 3 decades, cases are expected to triple. Unlike many other age-related diseases, dementia is still not well understood by physicians, and treatments are still largely ineffective. Aggressive research efforts therefore … [Read more...]
New Evidence Suggests Alcohol May Not Be Linked to Dementia in Older Adults
There has long been speculation that alcohol consumption may contribute to dementia risk. As dementia incidence has been accelerating in recent decades, concerted research efforts have aimed to understand the mechanisms underlying the disease so that we can more effectively prevent or halt the disease. With the population living longer and dementia … [Read more...]
Is There an Association Between Flu and Parkinson’s Disease?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in the effects of viruses on our health has surged, and new investigations between the association of various viruses and other health ailments have begun. Unlike COVID-19, influenza has been studied for decades. Unfortunately, it is not clear what risks flu infection and flu vaccination may pose for subsequent … [Read more...]
Does Age of Football Participation Affect Risk for Brain Disease?
In recent years, concern over the danger of football playing a critical role in failing mental and cognitive health has grown. These concerns have stemmed from observations of former football players suffering neurodegenerative disorders such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy that lead to dementia and other neurological diseases. The results of … [Read more...]