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Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk October 24, 2014

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins October 13, 2014

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds October 07, 2014

But scientists stress this doesn't mean seniors should rush to get the scans, more study needed

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss October 06, 2014

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says October 01, 2014

Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades September 29, 2014

Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk September 24, 2014

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia September 17, 2014

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress September 11, 2014

Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells August 20, 2014

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

Man's Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer's Treatments August 11, 2014

He lacks a protein linked to the memory-robbing condition, but his brain works fine, researchers report

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds August 06, 2014

But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later? August 04, 2014

Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia July 30, 2014

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia July 30, 2014

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia July 15, 2014

Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show July 15, 2014

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia July 14, 2014

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia July 14, 2014

Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? July 14, 2014

New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds July 14, 2014

Social support might be the key, researcher says

Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says July 14, 2014

Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest July 14, 2014

Researchers report on two approaches that look for telltale plaques

Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early? July 14, 2014

Study found weakened sense of smell associated with dementia risk, but more research needed

Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study June 30, 2014

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

Veterans With Brain Injury May Be at Risk for Dementia: Study June 25, 2014

They were 60 percent more likely to develop disease, and to develop it earlier, researchers say

Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests June 23, 2014

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike June 06, 2014

'Holistic' program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study found

Anti-Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Mice Study June 03, 2014

Researchers hope to prevent disease onset by starting treatment in middle age

Scientists Erase, Then Restore Memories in Rats June 02, 2014

In the future, the mind tweak might have applications for Alzheimer's patients, researchers say

Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients May 30, 2014

Johns Hopkins research suggests the possibility of delirium

Cynics at Higher Risk for Dementia? Yea, Right May 28, 2014

Study suggests they may be three times more likely to develop brain disease than more trusting folks

Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's? May 14, 2014

Early study suggests Celexa, and other drugs in its class, might help, but many questions remain

Workplace Solvents Linked to Long-Term Memory, Thinking Problems May 12, 2014

Study of French retirees shows those exposed even decades ago scored worse on tests

Brain Stimulation Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's May 06, 2014

German pilot study found four of six patients kept, improved their memories one year later

Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice May 05, 2014

The discovery might have implications for aging humans, study authors suggest

Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized: Study May 02, 2014

'Hippocampal sparing' disease tends to affect men more, at younger ages

Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study April 16, 2014

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study April 15, 2014

Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests April 09, 2014

But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement April 04, 2014

'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors March 26, 2014

Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later March 19, 2014

Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report March 19, 2014

And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most March 10, 2014

Study reassuring for people with 'mild cognitive impairment,' experts say

Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's March 10, 2014

Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

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