July 16, 2014: Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's
Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports

July 15, 2014: Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show
Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

July 14, 2014: High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia
But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

July 14, 2014: Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia
Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

July 14, 2014: Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?
New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

July 14, 2014: Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
Social support might be the key, researcher says

July 14, 2014: Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?
Study found weakened sense of smell associated with dementia risk, but more research needed

June 23, 2014: Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests
Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

May 30, 2014: Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Researchers find chances double for those with the mental illness, but their rates of cancer are lower

May 28, 2014: Cynics at Higher Risk for Dementia? Yea, Right
Study suggests they may be three times more likely to develop brain disease than more trusting folks

April 23, 2014: Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study
Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities

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 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 09, 2014: Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia
Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

March 31, 2014: More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

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 17, 2014: Lower IQ, Worse Heart Fitness in Teens Linked to Risk of Early Dementia in Men
Swedish researchers followed a million men for more than 40 years

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: Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia
Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

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 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

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 28, 2014: Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age
Follow-up studies needed to show whether treating hearing problems could delay mental decline, experts say

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: Underactive Thyroid Not Linked to Memory Problems
New findings contradict previous research suggesting that poor thyroid function might be tied to dementia

December 27, 2013: Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says
Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped

December 18, 2013: Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease
Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

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

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

November 06, 2013: Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says
Until dementia treatments improve, there's no point, some experts say

November 04, 2013: J&J to Pay $2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Antipsychotic Drug
Settlement will cover criminal, civil charges with U.S. government, 45 states

October 25, 2013: Good News for Caregivers: You May Live Longer
Study found 9-month survival advantage for family members helping ill or disabled relatives

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 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 20, 2013: Parkinson's Patients at Genetic Risk for Dementia Might Be Identified Sooner
Levels of specific kinds of fat tied to mutation can be measured in blood, study finds

September 20, 2013: Overlooked Delirium Worsens Hospital Course for People With Dementia
Study found these patients declined mentally and physically

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

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

September 05, 2013: Mediterranean Diet May Be Good for the Brain
Review looked at effects of eating plenty of olive oil, vegetables, fruit and fish

August 27, 2013: U.S. Nursing Homes Reducing Use of Antipsychotic Drugs
Program tackling over-prescription to dementia patients is working, government data suggest