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Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia RiskMay 05, 2016

Both warfarin and the atrial fibrillation it's often used to treat may raise risk, study suggests

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict DementiaApril 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in SeniorsApril 12, 2016

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-OldsApril 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 MiceMarch 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 CostsMarch 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'sMarch 25, 2016

Limit their choices and distractions and always keep safety uppermost, expert advises

Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Risk of Early Death in Parkinson's PatientsMarch 22, 2016

But it's unclear whether the medications or the disease are the key factor; study only showed an association

Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's RiskMarch 11, 2016

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory ProblemsMarch 03, 2016

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old AgeMarch 01, 2016

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

Race May Affect Risk for DementiaFebruary 15, 2016

Study finds rate highest for blacks, lowest for Asian-Americans, but researchers don't know why

Helping With Health Care Takes Heavy Toll on CaregiversFebruary 15, 2016

Analysis found that family and friends suffered physical, financial and social costs

Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in StudyFebruary 15, 2016

Research finds association among users over age 75, but can't prove the medications cause memory problems

U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study ShowsFebruary 10, 2016

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study FindsFebruary 03, 2016

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer'sFebruary 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 StudyFebruary 01, 2016

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

Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia RiskJanuary 21, 2016

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

Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson's PatientsJanuary 13, 2016

Those who took rivastigmine in study were 45 percent less likely to have an accident

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

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

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

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

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

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

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: StudyNovember 30, 2015

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's WarningNovember 16, 2015

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: StudyNovember 04, 2015

Researchers find no benefits from raloxifene in those with mild to moderate dementia

Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia AheadOctober 28, 2015

Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other IllsOctober 26, 2015

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

Celiac Disease Doesn't Seem to Boost Dementia Risk: StudyOctober 23, 2015

People with the digestive disorder may complain of 'brain fog,' but researchers say they aren't more likely to get Alzheimer's

Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential ProblemsOctober 21, 2015

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early DeathSeptember 23, 2015

But other conditions, such as dehydration and diabetes, can also make you woozy, experts say

Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure PatientsSeptember 17, 2015

Researchers suggest doctors could use technology to identify possible therapies to fight mental decline

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental DeclineSeptember 15, 2015

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent DementiaSeptember 15, 2015

Conversely, poor blood sugar control appears to increase risk of brain troubles, study finds

Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: StudyAugust 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: StudiesAugust 25, 2015

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

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

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

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in WomenAugust 14, 2015

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

Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: StudyAugust 06, 2015

Reduced blood flow likely to blame, researcher suggests

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

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in SeniorsJuly 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: CDCJuly 30, 2015

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

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

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

Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With GenerationsJuly 24, 2015

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

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging BrainJuly 23, 2015

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

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will SoarJuly 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 DementiaJuly 20, 2015

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

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