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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

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

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

Uncontrolled Diabetes May Boost Dementia RiskJuly 09, 2015

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

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's RiskJune 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'sJune 10, 2015

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

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

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was diagnosed after his death at age 57

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

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia StudyMay 13, 2015

Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune ResponseMay 12, 2015

Researchers say more work needs to be done to understand findings

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

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain TroublesApril 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 BrainApril 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 SuggestsApril 01, 2015

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia PatientsMarch 18, 2015

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

Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study FindsMarch 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 SaysMarch 10, 2015

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

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