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Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow November 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: Study November 17, 2015

Researchers find increased risk in those with ApoE4

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning November 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: Study November 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 Ills October 26, 2015

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

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

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

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test October 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients September 22, 2015

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

Women the Bigger Losers in Terms of Alzheimer's Costs September 15, 2015

Analysis compares hours that males, females spend on caregiving

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline September 15, 2015

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

Could Red Wine Ingredient Affect Progression of Alzheimer's? September 11, 2015

High doses of resveratrol stabilized a key protein level in study, but scientists say more research is needed

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles' September 02, 2015

Obesity might also be behind the increase, researchers say

Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's September 01, 2015

Slimming down might delay dementia, research suggests

Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study August 26, 2015

Finding based on nearly 2,100 older adults who were assessed annually for more than 10 years

9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk August 21, 2015

Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find

Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's August 20, 2015

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women August 14, 2015

But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study August 03, 2015

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors July 31, 2015

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC July 30, 2015

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors July 28, 2015

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk July 27, 2015

Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests

Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations July 24, 2015

Study finds lower risk for people born after 1930 compared to those born earlier

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain July 23, 2015

Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's July 23, 2015

Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show

Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia July 22, 2015

Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study July 21, 2015

Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar July 20, 2015

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's? July 20, 2015

Better grades, complex jobs linked to a lower risk for dementia, research suggests

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia July 20, 2015

Study found people with blood sugar disorder were about 80 percent more likely to have memory troubles

Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later July 20, 2015

25-year study found a link, but cause-and-effect relationship remains unproven

Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's? July 20, 2015

Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study July 15, 2015

Blacks more likely to have additional dementia-related changes in their brains, researchers say

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early July 15, 2015

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain June 30, 2015

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk June 24, 2015

Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study June 10, 2015

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's June 10, 2015

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows June 08, 2015

People lose more 'years of healthy life' to illness now than they did in the 1990s, global survey reports

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study June 01, 2015

Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer's May 27, 2015

Study finds widespread changes using specialized MRI

Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults May 22, 2015

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms May 19, 2015

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study May 13, 2015

Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome April 17, 2015

People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles April 15, 2015

Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's April 14, 2015

If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain April 09, 2015

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found