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

December 06, 2013: Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age
Researchers say the SORL1 gene may affect more than one 'pathway' to the disease

December 05, 2013: 135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report
More aggressive research, social support systems needed, experts say

December 04, 2013: Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients
First batch of complete genetic data on 410 people with the disease made available to scientists

November 24, 2013: Keeping Holidays Happy When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's
Expert advice on including family members and managing caregiver stress

November 15, 2013: No Connection Seen Between Dementia, Common Eye Disease
But Alzheimer's patients in study were less likely to seek treatment for age-related macular degeneration

November 06, 2013: Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms
Study of case records found it staved off signs of the disease by more than four years

October 28, 2013: New Batch of Alzheimer's Genes Discovered
Scientists say the finding could double the number of targets for treatment

October 25, 2013: Brain-Imaging Drug Approved for Alzheimer's Detection
Vizamyl is used with PET scan to screen for signs of dementia

October 24, 2013: Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
Since some classes of meds had the effect but others didn't, more than just blood pressure may be at work

October 24, 2013: Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?
Study found that older people who got more sleep had less of the disease's hallmark plaques in their brains

October 17, 2013: Sleep May Be Brain's 'Cleaning' Time, Mouse Study Suggests
Is waste-removal system at work during slumber?

October 16, 2013: Gene Mutation May Double Rate of Brain Tissue Lost to Alzheimer's
1 percent of people carry DNA that quickens disease's destructive path, researchers say

October 16, 2013: Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques
Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

October 08, 2013: A Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's?
Study doesn't prove cause and effect, but researchers note that bacteria travels easily from mouth to brain

October 02, 2013: Long Periods of Delirium in ICU May Raise Risk of Mental Impairment
Study found these patients suffered problems similar to those seen with brain injuries, early Alzheimer's

October 01, 2013: Statins May Not Harm Memory, Thinking After All
But even with new study, jury's still out on safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs

October 01, 2013: Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women
Swedish study looked at effect of issues such as divorce, job strain over nearly 4 decades

September 27, 2013: Scientists Gain Genetic Insight Into Alzheimer's Disease
Study of mice builds on landmark findings from 1990s, researcher says

September 19, 2013: Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Straining Caregiver, Community Resources: Report
Worldwide situation calls for comprehensive changes, authors say

September 19, 2013: Research Hints at How Alzheimer's Affects the Brain
Mice study shows hallmark protein doesn't just clog circuitry, it gum ups the connections as well

September 18, 2013: Fluorescent Scans May Have Potential to Track Alzheimer's Progression
Doctors would gain ability to monitor ongoing brain changes, study suggests

September 12, 2013: Americans Enjoying More Healthy Years
Study found 2-year lifespan gain, fewer disease symptoms

September 12, 2013: Alzheimer's May Vary, Brain to Brain
Differences in signs, symptoms could be related to 'beta-amyloid fibrils' responsible for plaque, study hints

September 06, 2013: For Some With Alzheimer's, Occupational Therapy Can Bring Welcome Relief
It often keeps people safe at home, practitioners say