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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

Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds February 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: Study February 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's February 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 Study February 01, 2016

Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study January 28, 2016

Experts believe it's often a taboo subject due to fears of dementia

Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's Treatment January 27, 2016

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer Now January 21, 2016

Death rates for the oldest old have been dropping since 2008, CDC report finds

Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia Risk January 21, 2016

It's not valid for people older than 80, and more research is needed before it could be used

Health Tip: Coping With Alzheimer's Disease January 08, 2016

Suggestions that don't involve medication

Poor Circulation in Brain Linked to Psychosis in Alzheimer's Patients January 05, 2016

Researchers find conditions such as high blood pressure, smoking may contribute to risk

Stress May Boost Risk for Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems December 11, 2015

But study did not prove it causes memory woes or mind-robbing disease

Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk December 11, 2015

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

Moderate Drinking May Benefit Early Stage Alzheimer's Patients December 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 Risk December 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 Timing December 04, 2015

Some sped up disease, others delayed it, study says

Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's Danger December 02, 2015

Study found higher levels of beta amyloid in brains of those who didn't move as fast as their peers