dementia

Greater Hippocampal Atrophy in “Born Again” Brains

Greater Hippocampal Atrophy in “Born Again” Brains

Researchers discover significantly greater hippocampal atrophy in “born again” Protestants, Catholics and those who undergo “life changing” religious experiences.

Link Between Heavy Smoking And Alzheimer’s Suggested

Link Between Heavy Smoking And Alzheimer’s Suggested

A new study released by Kaiser Permanente has linked heavy smoking during midlife to an increased risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease. Smokers who smoke more than two packs of cigarettes a day also had an increased risk of developing vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia. Vascular dementia occurs as a result of compromised blood flow to the brain.