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Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study August 26, 2015

Finding based on nearly 2,100 older adults who were assessed annually for more than 10 years

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies August 25, 2015

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk August 21, 2015

Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women August 14, 2015

But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study August 06, 2015

Reduced blood flow likely to blame, researcher suggests

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study August 03, 2015

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors July 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: CDC July 30, 2015

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

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

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

Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations July 24, 2015

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

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain July 23, 2015

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

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar July 20, 2015

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia July 20, 2015

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

Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study July 15, 2015

Blacks more likely to have additional dementia-related changes in their brains, researchers say

Uncontrolled Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk July 09, 2015

Older patients with more disease complications have greater mental decline, Taiwan study says

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk June 24, 2015

Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's June 10, 2015

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline May 22, 2015

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was diagnosed after his death at age 57

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms May 19, 2015

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study May 13, 2015

Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response May 12, 2015

Researchers say more work needs to be done to understand findings

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults April 24, 2015

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles April 15, 2015

Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia? April 10, 2015

Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain April 09, 2015

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests April 01, 2015

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients March 18, 2015

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds March 16, 2015

And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says March 10, 2015

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory March 05, 2015

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia February 04, 2015

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia January 21, 2015

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia January 08, 2015

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later December 01, 2014

Blood sugar disorder associated with 19 percent greater decline in thinking skills, study reports

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening November 26, 2014

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? November 20, 2014

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk? November 17, 2014

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say November 14, 2014

Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

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

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

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk September 10, 2014

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

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

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats July 28, 2014

Study couldn't explain why more dementia patients had operation, though families' wishes likely a factor

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