As every other unruly or spirited child is today labelled as having ‘ADHD’ (attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder), so many older people who start to lose their mental acuity are diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Regular exercise provides a myriad of health benefits: it can prevent premature death and lower the risk of disorders associated with ageing. Yet, up to three-quarters of the older adult population do not currently exercise at the recommended levels...
Before him, the disease didn’t have a name, says the ad for Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride), with a portrait of Dr Alois Alzheimer, the man who gave dementia its weird appellation.
New studies suggest that many of the available antiepileptic drugs, especially the older ones, can have other negative effects besides worsening seizures. A range of epilepsy drugs can cause