At Altoida, we believe that helping you take charge of your brain health includes making knowledge about the brain and neurological diseases more accessible.
Our brain health resources cover the most common questions about neurological diseases, explaining the gut-brain connection, and more to assist you on your journey to better brain health.
Patients Ask: Is Parkinson's Disease Hereditary?
While Parkinson’s disease can be hereditary, it’s very rare. Approximately 10 to 15% of Parkinson’s cases are believed to be due to genetic causes.
Is There a Connection Between Your Thyroid and Dementia Risk?
Emerging research suggests a link between your thyroid and dementia risk. Adults 65+ with a history of hypothyroidism had an 81% increased risk of dementia.
Gum Disease and Alzheimer's: Understanding the Research
The connection between gum disease and Alzheimer’s suggests that gum disease may accelerate Alzheimer’s disease progression and cognitive decline.
Patients Ask: What Are the Stages of Parkinson's Disease?
The stages of Parkinson’s disease according to the updated Hoehn and Yahr staging scale are 0, 1,1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, and 5, based on clinical disability.
Understanding Vitamin D Deficiency Effects on the Brain
Emerging research suggests vitamin D deficiency may affect brain health. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to dementia as well as depression.
Advanced Stages of Alzheimer's: Understanding the Stages
The advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease (stages 4 and 5) are moderate dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and severe dementia due to Alzheimer’s.