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Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk? October 13, 2016

Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia October 11, 2016

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's October 10, 2016

But the research is very preliminary and much work remains to be done, U.K. researchers say

High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk October 10, 2016

New statement from American Heart Association warns of link

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis October 05, 2016

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay August 17, 2016

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes August 16, 2016

Practice dropped by half over past 15 years, study reports

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk August 05, 2016

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study August 05, 2016

However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts say

Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory? July 28, 2016

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's July 28, 2016

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed July 26, 2016

Missed disease identification seems more likely in men, who may develop thinking problems earlier

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays July 25, 2016

Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk July 25, 2016

Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's July 25, 2016

Researchers have developed a checklist to help spot those at potential risk

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes July 25, 2016

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain July 20, 2016

People with the disease, however, don't have higher tolerance for pain, study shows

Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood July 13, 2016

Brain scans reveal slower development in certain areas

Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk July 11, 2016

Researchers only found an association, could not explain why connection might exist

Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Younger Adults July 06, 2016

But doctors say the concept is not ready for clinical use yet

Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble? June 30, 2016

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

Basketball Legend Pat Summitt's Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer's June 28, 2016

Legendary coach's final role: fighting the brain disease

Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease June 27, 2016

Swedish study of nearly 1.5 million patients finds no increased risk when blood came from affected people

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage' May 31, 2016

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk May 24, 2016

Study raises provocative questions, expert says

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills May 23, 2016

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care May 17, 2016

Enhanced atmosphere reduces odds of malnutrition, dehydration, study suggests

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia April 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: Study April 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds April 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 Mice March 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 Costs March 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's March 25, 2016

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

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

How caregiver can help

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

Gender difference could slow diagnosis in women, researchers say

Research Offers Clues to Dementia With Language Loss March 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 Risk March 11, 2016

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

Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems March 03, 2016

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

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

Disease symptoms aren't part of normal aging

Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer's February 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 Dementia February 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 Study February 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: Study February 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 Finds February 10, 2016

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