Maintaining compassion for loved ones with dementia

People with advanced dementia, which includes symptoms like progressive memory loss, may lack the social filters that prevent most of us from expressing what we think out of politeness.

Put insomnia to bed

Typically, an adult needs eight hours of sleep a day, although this decreases with age. It’s important to address the cause of insomnia.

WITS researchers move closer to slowing progression of Alzheimer’s

A recent discovery by a team from WITS University promises to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by a significant factor and improve memory and cognitive functions.

Health MEC opens Motor Neuron Disease clinic, honours Joost

The Gauteng Department of Health, in collaboration with the Joost van der Westhuizen Centre for Neurodegeneration, has opened a Motor

Mind over sphincter: brain-training GORD away

In days of yore, before the scientific revolution normalised abstract thinking, people would often locate the emotions they felt in

Parkinson’s: calcium the culprit?

According to a new study published in Nature Communications excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the

Sleep apnoea

SYMPTOMS OF SLEEP APNOEA Snoring Weight gain Headaches Clumsiness Daytime sleepiness Irritability Hypertension Heart rhythm abnormalities Impotence (men) TYPES OF

Sleep quality vs quantity

Sleep breaks down into three forms: Light sleep Rapid eye movement sleep (REM), which nourishes our emotional and creative abilities

Epilepsy and seizures: treatment and management

Many patients experience adverse effects from these drugs, however, and some patients have seizures that are refractory to medical therapy.

Cladribine tablets significantly reduced brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis

In addition, the analysis found that patients with lower rates of brain atrophy showed the highest probability of remaining free

Reducing brain atrophy in MS patients

In addition, the analysis found that patients with lower rates of brain atrophy showed the highest probability of remaining free

New clinical diagnostic criteria for ‘shaking palsy’

PD has a prevalence of about 3% in the age group over 60, and becomes increasingly common with advancing age,