Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements in the Elderly With and Without Dementia

The 2002 National Institutes of Health Diagnosis and Workshop Conference on restless legs syndrome (RLS)1 suggested that RLS may be manifested differently in geriatrics. I review the prevalence and factors associated with RLS in the elderly and then discuss the variegated presentation of RLS in…

Potential Protective Effects of Wine and the Wine-Derived Phenolic Compounds on Brain Function

INTRODUCTION
Damage to DNA, lipids, and proteins by oxidative free radicals has been implicated in accelerated aging, degenerative diseases including cancer (Ames et al. 1995), Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (Commenges et al. 2000; Smith and Perry 1995), and Parkinson’s disease (Olanow …