Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia, which is a decline in mental capability that gets worse over time. The disease has three stages, with the final stage being the most severe and life-altering. Doctors cannot cure Alzheimer’s or slow its progression, but they can prescribe medication or recommend treatments for symptoms of the disease.
Why Do People Cut Themselves?
Many individuals who self-injure by cutting do it only a few times and stop.
For others, it can become a cycle that leads to compulsive, repetitive behavior.
Can You Learn While You Sleep?
Research over several decades has proven that you can’t learn new information while you sleep. Or has it?
A new study out by Israeli researchers indicates that at least some kinds of simple learning (via classical conditioning) can take place during non-REM sleep.
Is Herpes Linked to Dementia?
The herpes simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1), which causes cold sores, may make the body more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s if a specific variant of a particular gene is also present. The gene variant is known as ApoE-4 and has been linked to Alzheimer’s for many years. Some scientists, in fact, believe that ApoE-4 is not only a contributing factor to dementia but may actually be a causative factor.
What are the Effects of Prolonged Marijuana Use on Your IQ Score?
Illegal drug use by young people has been decreasing since the mid 1990’s, but the rate of decline for marijuana use, specifically, has been very slow. In the past, research studies have demonstrated the short term effects of cannabis but examining the long term effects were at a disadvantage as the longitudinal studies lasted 10 […]
How is Intellectual Disability Being Assessed at the Paralympics?
Unlike physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities are invisible. That makes it more difficult for them to be classified at the Paralympics and more complicated to ensure a level playing field among the competitors. Recent changes to the eligibility rules at the Paralympics attempted to address these issues and allowed for the intellectually disabled to compete in […]
What is the Mini Mental State Exam Used For?
Cognitive decline as we get older is no longer considered a normal part of aging. However, older adults are at greater risk of decline than the rest of the population due to the effects of factors such as hypertension, elevated cholesterol, cardiac arrhythmias as well as diseases that show up later in life such as […]
What is a Pathological Liar and Why do They Lie?
“Pseudologia fantastica” may sound like a psychedelic symphony, but it is actually a medical term for habitual or compulsive lying, also sometimes called pathological lying. The term has been in use since 1891 and is described as, “falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest […]
What are the 10 Most Important Reasons for Relationship Failure?
Failed relationships are one of life’s major stressors, whether it is in friendship, marriage, family, or business partnerships. It is the source of a great deal of unhappiness. The ability to maintain lasting relationships is the cornerstone of being happy. This article looks at the top ten reasons why once harmonious relationships fail to thrive. […]
Does Listening to Classical Music Make Babies Smarter?
Can listening to Mozart’s Symphony Number 40 or Beethoven’s Ode to Joy make your baby smarter? Does playing classical music to babies make a difference? It has become trendy for new mothers to play classical music in the hopes that it would stimulate their babies’ brains and improve intellectual development, in particular, boosting their babies’ […]
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