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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

Alzheimer's May Kill Far More Americans Than Thought March 05, 2014

Researchers report that the toll from the incurable brain disease exceeds death certificate statistics

Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer's March 05, 2014

Research suggests genes play key role in each person's susceptibility to the disease

Chemicals in 'Western' Diet Show Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice February 24, 2014

Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen

Antidepressant Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation February 18, 2014

Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics

Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults? February 13, 2014

Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes February 12, 2014

Small study found these people had more beta-amyloid deposits, less gray matter

Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics February 04, 2014

Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk January 29, 2014

Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study January 27, 2014

Researchers say those with the disease had 4 times higher blood levels of byproduct of banned pesticide

My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia January 24, 2014

With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One January 23, 2014

Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

2 Alzheimer's Drugs Found Ineffective in Clinical Trials January 22, 2014

Dashing hopes, bapineuzumab and solanezumab did not improve patients' ability to think or perform daily activities

Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk December 30, 2013

Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests

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