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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

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

Analysis compares hours that males, females spend on caregiving

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental DeclineSeptember 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'sSeptember 01, 2015

Slimming down might delay dementia, research suggests

Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: StudyAugust 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 RiskAugust 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'sAugust 20, 2015

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

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in WomenAugust 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: StudyAugust 03, 2015

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in SeniorsJuly 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: CDCJuly 30, 2015

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

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

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

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's RiskJuly 27, 2015

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

Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With GenerationsJuly 24, 2015

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

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging BrainJuly 23, 2015

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

Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer'sJuly 23, 2015

Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show

Pain Often Hinders Seniors With DementiaJuly 22, 2015

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

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

Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will SoarJuly 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 DementiaJuly 20, 2015

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