Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Q&A: Four ways to reduce your risk of dementia

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my mid-40s and have two young children. My mother developed memory issues in her early 60s, and it has progressively worsened. Her sisters also have related issues. How can I reduce my risk—and ...

Cardiology

How your eyes could help diagnose high blood pressure

Most people over the age of 40 regularly see an optometrist. But while most see their optometrist for an eye exam, many don't realize just how much our eyes can tell someone about our health. In fact, your eyes may actually ...

Neuroscience

Q&A: Memory loss

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mom is in her 80s, and I've noticed that her memory seems to be slipping. Sometimes she forgets a person's name or can't recall what she did the day before. Is it normal to have these types of lapses ...

Neuroscience

Seizures may increase dementia risk for young stroke survivors

Young stroke patients who have a seizure following their diagnosis are two and a half times more likely to develop dementia than patients who don't experience seizures, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine ...

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