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Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict DementiaApril 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?April 28, 2016

Danish study finds a correlation, but patients shouldn't worry unduly, experts say

Trouble With Sense of Direction May Be Linked to Early Alzheimer's: StudyApril 26, 2016

It's hoped virtual testing could predict disease long before symptoms develop

HIV Patients Now Living Long Enough to Develop Alzheimer'sApril 19, 2016

Findings upend previous beliefs about brain changes related to the AIDS-causing virus

Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' FacesApril 13, 2016

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-OldsApril 05, 2016

Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in MiceMarch 31, 2016

Team used gene therapy, but there's no guarantee same method will help humans

Caregivers Often Give Up Necessities to Cover Alzheimer's CostsMarch 30, 2016

Many skip food and health care, cut back work hours or quit jobs to care for loved ones, survey shows

Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?March 28, 2016

Researchers think diminishing mental capacities might be behind drop in computer use

Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer'sMarch 25, 2016

Limit their choices and distractions and always keep safety uppermost, expert advises

Health Tip: Alzheimer's Disease Can Interfere With SleepMarch 18, 2016

How caregiver can help

Women With Alzheimer's May Keep Verbal Skills Longer Than MenMarch 16, 2016

Gender difference could slow diagnosis in women, researchers say

Research Offers Clues to Dementia With Language LossMarch 13, 2016

In this rarer form of brain illness, protein plaques appear to clump more prominently in certain areas

Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's RiskMarch 11, 2016

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory ProblemsMarch 03, 2016

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

Health Tip: Understanding the Signs of Alzheimer'sMarch 01, 2016

Disease symptoms aren't part of normal aging

Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer'sFebruary 24, 2016

Study suggests that, for most people, this kind of lifestyle does not curb markers of disease in the brain

Race May Affect Risk for DementiaFebruary 15, 2016

Study finds rate highest for blacks, lowest for Asian-Americans, but researchers don't know why

Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in StudyFebruary 15, 2016

Research finds association among users over age 75, but can't prove the medications cause memory problems

New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: StudyFebruary 11, 2016

Older adults who learned demanding skills showed better memory power than those who had no active learning

U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study FindsFebruary 03, 2016

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: StudyFebruary 03, 2016

Research may ease some concerns about use of benzodiazapines, but side effects do exist

Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer'sFebruary 02, 2016

Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: StudyJanuary 28, 2016

Experts believe it's often a taboo subject due to fears of dementia

Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's TreatmentJanuary 27, 2016

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia RiskJanuary 21, 2016

It's not valid for people older than 80, and more research is needed before it could be used

Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer NowJanuary 21, 2016

Death rates for the oldest old have been dropping since 2008, CDC report finds

Health Tip: Coping With Alzheimer's DiseaseJanuary 08, 2016

Suggestions that don't involve medication

Poor Circulation in Brain Linked to Psychosis in Alzheimer's PatientsJanuary 05, 2016

Researchers find conditions such as high blood pressure, smoking may contribute to risk

Stress May Boost Risk for Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking ProblemsDecember 11, 2015

But study did not prove it causes memory woes or mind-robbing disease

Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia RiskDecember 11, 2015

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

Moderate Drinking May Benefit Early Stage Alzheimer's PatientsDecember 11, 2015

2 to 3 alcoholic drinks daily linked to reduced risk of death over 3-year study period

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Possible Alzheimer's RiskDecember 07, 2015

But experts caution that study doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship between the two

Could Dim View on Aging Raise Your Alzheimer's Risk?December 07, 2015

Negative stereotypes associated with greater mental decline, study says

Researchers Say They Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer's TimingDecember 04, 2015

Some sped up disease, others delayed it, study says

Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's DangerDecember 02, 2015

Study found higher levels of beta amyloid in brains of those who didn't move as fast as their peers

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: StudyNovember 30, 2015

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood FlowNovember 24, 2015

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Tied to Brain Bleeds in Men: StudyNovember 17, 2015

Researchers find increased risk in those with ApoE4

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's WarningNovember 16, 2015

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: StudyNovember 04, 2015

Researchers find no benefits from raloxifene in those with mild to moderate dementia

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other IllsOctober 26, 2015

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer'sOctober 22, 2015

They showed less activity in cells used for spatial navigation, researchers report

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood TestOctober 19, 2015

Early diagnosis might lead to lifestyle changes that slow disease progression, they say

Nerve Disorder in Horses May Offer Clues to Alzheimer'sOctober 16, 2015

Buildup of amyloid protein in the brain evident in both conditions, study says

Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study FindsOctober 01, 2015

For spouses already depressed when their loved one was diagnosed, their stress only grew

Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's PatientsSeptember 22, 2015

It's a combination of cough suppressant and heart medication, and experts don't yet know why it may work

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