July 16, 2014: Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's: Review
Though it lowered levels of compound associated with mental decline, no difference seen in thinking skills

July 16, 2014: Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's
Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports

July 15, 2014: A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia
Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

July 15, 2014: Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show
Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

July 14, 2014: High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia
But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

July 14, 2014: Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia
Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

July 14, 2014: Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?
New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

July 14, 2014: Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
Social support might be the key, researcher says

July 14, 2014: Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says
Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

July 14, 2014: Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest
Researchers report on two approaches that look for telltale plaques

July 14, 2014: Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?
Study found weakened sense of smell associated with dementia risk, but more research needed

June 30, 2014: Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study
Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

June 25, 2014: Veterans With Brain Injury May Be at Risk for Dementia: Study
They were 60 percent more likely to develop disease, and to develop it earlier, researchers say

June 23, 2014: Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests
Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

June 06, 2014: Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike
'Holistic' program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study found

June 03, 2014: Anti-Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Mice Study
Researchers hope to prevent disease onset by starting treatment in middle age

June 02, 2014: Scientists Erase, Then Restore Memories in Rats
In the future, the mind tweak might have applications for Alzheimer's patients, researchers say

May 30, 2014: Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients
Johns Hopkins research suggests the possibility of delirium

May 28, 2014: Cynics at Higher Risk for Dementia? Yea, Right
Study suggests they may be three times more likely to develop brain disease than more trusting folks

May 14, 2014: Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's?
Early study suggests Celexa, and other drugs in its class, might help, but many questions remain

May 12, 2014: Workplace Solvents Linked to Long-Term Memory, Thinking Problems
Study of French retirees shows those exposed even decades ago scored worse on tests

May 06, 2014: Brain Stimulation Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's
German pilot study found four of six patients kept, improved their memories one year later

May 05, 2014: Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice
The discovery might have implications for aging humans, study authors suggest

May 02, 2014: Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized: Study
'Hippocampal sparing' disease tends to affect men more, at younger ages

April 16, 2014: Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

April 15, 2014: Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

April 09, 2014: A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests
But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

April 04, 2014: Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

March 26, 2014: Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

March 19, 2014: Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later
Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

March 19, 2014: Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

March 10, 2014: 'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most
Study reassuring for people with 'mild cognitive impairment,' experts say

March 10, 2014: Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

March 05, 2014: Alzheimer's May Kill Far More Americans Than Thought
Researchers report that the toll from the incurable brain disease exceeds death certificate statistics

March 05, 2014: Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer's
Research suggests genes play key role in each person's susceptibility to the disease

February 24, 2014: Chemicals in 'Western' Diet Show Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice
Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen

February 18, 2014: Antidepressant Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation
Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics

February 13, 2014: Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?
Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

February 12, 2014: Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes
Small study found these people had more beta-amyloid deposits, less gray matter

February 04, 2014: Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics
Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

January 29, 2014: High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

January 27, 2014: DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
Researchers say those with the disease had 4 times higher blood levels of byproduct of banned pesticide

January 24, 2014: My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia
With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

January 23, 2014: For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One
Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

January 22, 2014: 2 Alzheimer's Drugs Found Ineffective in Clinical Trials
Dashing hopes, bapineuzumab and solanezumab did not improve patients' ability to think or perform daily activities

December 30, 2013: Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk
Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests

December 26, 2013: Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study
Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

December 20, 2013: Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study
Addressing safety, medical issues key to independent living, researcher says

December 17, 2013: NIH, NFL Team Up to Take On Concussion Research
The goal: Understanding long-term effects of head injuries and improving diagnosis

December 10, 2013: Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study
Finding might have implications for Alzheimer's treatment, although more work must be done