Posts Tagged ‘cognitive impairment’

By On August 1st, 2014

Midlife Alcohol Abuse May Impair Memory and Thinking Later in Life

There are already numerous health issues associated with midlife alcohol abuse, but a new report says it may also affect your memory. According to new study findings published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, severe memory impairment later in life is twice as likely among middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol use disorders.…


By On February 21st, 2014

Does Alcohol Cause Cognitive Impairment?

Alcohol has numerous detrimental effects on health, but according to a study from The University of Western Australia, it may not cause cognitive problems later in life, at least for older men. The paper, published in the journal Neurology, found that alcohol is not a direct cause of memory problems or cognitive impairment later in…


By On October 17th, 2013

Genetic Variant Causes Twice The Brain Tissue Loss in Alzheimer’s Patients

  A specific genetic mutation may explain those who suffer significantly worse impairment from Alzheimer’s disease, as a new study finds the mutation associated with the disease causes double the rate of brain-tissue loss. People with the mutation, called the TREM2 gene variant, may also be likely to develop the disease three years earlier than…


By On January 8th, 2013

Former NFL Players Show Increased Cognitive Impairment

As we enjoy the football games of the playoff season, the conversation about the dangerous nature of concussions continues.  A recent study was published that looks at the association between concussions, cognitive impairment and depression. A group of retired National Football League players were found to have more cognitive difficulties and depression compared to a…

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