Tag Archives: Adults

Sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults

Dementia is a growing problem for people as they age, but it often goes undiagnosed. Now investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have discovered and validated a marker of dementia that may help clinicians identify patients who have the condition or are at risk of developing it. The… Read More »

Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds

In the heated debate over reopening schools, one burning question has been whether and how efficiently children can spread the virus to others. A large new study from South Korea offers an answer: Children younger than 10 transmit to others much less often than adults do, but the risk is not zero. And those between… Read More »

Adults With ADHD Three Times As Likely to Develop Dementia

Researchers report that ADHD adults, those adults who are suffering from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, are over 3 times as more likely to get a common type of degenerative dementia compared to those not having ADHD.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2010.03064.x The researchers established the association in a study of 360 subjects having degenerative dementia and… Read More »

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,… Read More »