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Will COVID-19 Increase the Risk for Later Dementia?

Neurologists worry that SARS-CoV-2 infection may affect the brain and raise the possibility of later dementia as a consequence.

Terry Graedon - November 5, 2020

Show 1234: How Microbes Evolve to Become Enemies or Allies

Terry Graedon - October 15, 2020

Show 1231: How Can Women Reduce Their Risk for Dementia?

Terry Graedon - July 2, 2020

Are There Cognitive Benefits to Moderate Drinking?

Terry Graedon - May 28, 2020

Show 1214: How to Defend Your Brain During the Pandemic and Beyond

Terry Graedon - May 28, 2020

Will Blood Pressure Medicines Prevent Alzheimer Disease?

elderly woman wrapped in gray blanket due to respiratory infection, dementia genes
AgingTerry Graedon - May 28, 2020

Could Dementia Genes Make You Vulnerable to COVID-19?

Researchers have found that dementia genes are twice as common among hospitalized COVID-19 patients as in the general population.

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease medical concept, 3D illustration.
Alzheimer’s DiseaseJoe Graedon - May 25, 2020

PPIs and Cognitive Dysfunction: Anticholinergic Overkill

Ask a doctor whether proton pump inhibitors have anticholinergic activity and you will hear no! But is there a link between PPIs and cognitive dysfunction?

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AgingTerry Graedon - May 21, 2020

What Should You Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

A study from Framingham suggests berries, apples, pears, oranges and tea are among the foods you should eat to reduce your risk for Alzheimer disease.

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Alzheimer’s DiseaseJoe Graedon - May 14, 2020

Heartburn Drugs like PPIs Are Linked to Dementia

Should the FDA reconsider allowing PPIs to be sold OTC? There's growing evidence that PPIs are linked to dementia. Do we know why? A Swedish study says yes!

Robert Moir, PhD, expert in Alzheimer disease
PodcastsTerry Graedon - April 9, 2020

Show 1132: Are Infections to Blame for Alzheimer Disease? (Archive)

Pharmaceutical scientists have been striving to get amyloid plaques out of the brain, but new research suggests that amyloid may be acting to protect the brain from microbes. What are the implications

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AgingTerry Graedon - March 30, 2020

What Can Help You Stay Sharp as You Age?

Maintaining physical activity and consuming blueberries, turmeric and rosemary may help you stay sharp as you age. Which will you try?

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease medical concept, 3D illustration.
Alzheimer’s DiseaseTerry Graedon - March 19, 2020

Surgery Doesn’t Boost Risk of Alzheimer Disease

Experts have been concerned that anesthesia for surgery might boost the risk of Alzheimer disease. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic have reassuring news.

AgingTerry Graedon - March 12, 2020

Can You Lower Your Dementia Risk With a Few Drinks?

If you want to lower your dementia risk with a drink or two, stick to just one or two a week. LIght drinking is linked to less plaque in the brain.

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Alzheimer’s DiseaseJoe Graedon - March 5, 2020

How Dangerous is Aluminum for People? What’s in Your Armpit?

Have you ever wondered how dangerous is aluminum? It is all around us and is used in everything from antacids to antiperspirants. What is the latest update?

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AgingTerry Graedon - February 6, 2020

Colorful Fruits and Veggies to Protect Your Brain

Scientists find that older people who consume lots of fruits and veggies rich in flavonol compounds are less prone to Alzheimer dementia.

man wearing a surgical mask and an aluminum hat
Alzheimer’s DiseaseJoe Graedon - January 23, 2020

Aluminum and Alzheimer’s: The Connection Gets Stronger!

Most people like aluminum. It is light and strong. The mineral salts are found in all antiperspirants. But is there an aluminum and Alzheimer's association.

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease medical concept, 3D illustration.
Alzheimer’s DiseaseJoe Graedon - January 2, 2020

Why Are There No Effective Alzheimer’s Drugs?

A new study in the journal Neurology challenges the amyloid theory behind Alzheimer's disease. Maybe that's why there are no effective Alzheimer's drugs.