Tag Archives: cognitive-decline

Smoking Hurts The Brain Too

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Did you know that smoking is not only bad for your lungs but also for your brain?
A new study shows that smoking is linked to accelerated decline in memory and reasoning in people over 50. Continue reading

Can Aspirin Reduce Brain Decline?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Daily aspirin therapy may lower your risk of heart attack. Could an aspirin a day also help  slow down brain decline? That may be the case for elderly women at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Continue reading

Antioxidants May Not Help Against Alzheimer’s Disease

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Following a diet rich in antioxidants such as the Mediterranean diet is associated with decreased risks for both cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease. But is it the case that taking antioxidant supplements is beneficial? In 2010, a NIH study concluded that such supplements do not lower risks of decline and Alzheimer’s. A recent, small but well designed, study went further and showed that these supplements do not help people who already have Alzheimer’s Disease. In some cases, they can even accelerate cognitive decline. Continue reading

Do Memory Problems Worsen After Being Hospitalized?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

It is common to hear stories about people who were fine until they went to the hospital and after that seemed to deteriorate (increased memory lapses and confusion). Is this anecdotal evidence or is there any truth in such scenario? Continue reading