Why Do One in Eight Boomers Have Memory Loss?

As the baby boomer generation ages, it’s not surprising that more and more people complain of memory problems. Here’s an article that describes the results of a survey which revealed that nearly 13% of people 60 or over reported confusion or memory loss which has worsened over the past 12 months. So far there are […]

Why Does Early Surgical Menopause Cause Early Cognitive Decline?

Researchers found that the earlier a woman undergoes surgical removal of her ovaries, the more likely that there will be signs of early cognitive decline. These women had significantly higher rates of decline in memory, global cognition, and neuritic plaques. This study supports other findings that associate early surgical menopause to higher rates of heart disease, […]

How Obesity Affects Math Grades: Sleep Apnea?

There have been hundreds of studies linking obesity to anything from depression to cancer. Here’s another not-too-surprising study which revealed that children who are obese tend to have lower math scores. The researchers’ explanations seemed to sidestep the possibility that being overweight can directly cause lower scores on math tests. They cite social and emotional […]

Another Link Between Heart Disease, Depression, & Sleep Apnea

Here’s a study showing that having both heart disease and depression can significantly increase your chances of cognitive decline later in life.  This makes absolute sense if you have obstructive sleep apnea to begin with, since this is what can aggravate or cause both heart disease and depression. There are also many studies showing how damaging untreated obstructive […]