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Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players February 15, 2017

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia January 30, 2017

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, study finds

Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia January 27, 2017

Study found being sedentary may make you as vulnerable as those whose genes put them at risk for Alzheimer's

Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains January 25, 2017

Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia January 18, 2017

But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly: Study January 17, 2017

Developing it after 80 might help prevent mental decline, research suggests

Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's January 13, 2017

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

Test Predicting Alzheimer's Would Be Welcome, Survey Finds December 13, 2016

3 out of 4 seniors said they'd want to know

Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients December 12, 2016

In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

Whether Statins Cut Alzheimer's Risk May Depend on Gender, Race December 12, 2016

Type of statin used also made a difference in study, but black men did not see any benefits

Was Football Safer Back in the Day? December 12, 2016

Study found those who played in high school in 1950s and '60s don't face increased risk of dementia

Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern December 08, 2016

Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness

Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia November 30, 2016

Study found seniors with mild cognitive impairment saw gains in thinking, memory skills after six months of workouts

Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds November 21, 2016

Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

Some Elderly With Alzheimer's Brain Plaques Stay Sharp November 14, 2016

Study finding raises question of whether something protected their brains

Brain Scans May Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment November 08, 2016

People with Lewy body dementia generally don't lose volume in the hippocampus, study shows

Study Links Disasters to Dementia October 25, 2016

Losing home was tied to greater mental decline among elderly tsunami survivors

Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss October 19, 2016

But effects only lasted as long as activity continued, study found

Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk? October 13, 2016

Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia October 11, 2016

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends October 11, 2016

Research with rodents suggests injury to brain from cosmic rays

Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's October 10, 2016

But the research is very preliminary and much work remains to be done, U.K. researchers say

High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk October 10, 2016

New statement from American Heart Association warns of link

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise September 15, 2016

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

Fallout From 9/11 May Include Early Dementia August 30, 2016

WTC first responders who developed PTSD seem at greater risk of mental decline, study finds

Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia August 26, 2016

Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk August 18, 2016

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay August 17, 2016

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study August 05, 2016

However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts say

2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed July 26, 2016

Missed disease identification seems more likely in men, who may develop thinking problems earlier

Does Dementia Diagnosis Have Silver Lining for Some? July 26, 2016

People appreciate life more, worry about failing less after learning about their brain condition, study says

'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics July 26, 2016

Staff training can help eliminate inappropriate practices in nursing homes, study says

Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's July 25, 2016

Researchers have developed a checklist to help spot those at potential risk

Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain July 20, 2016

People with the disease, however, don't have higher tolerance for pain, study shows

Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk July 11, 2016

Researchers only found an association, could not explain why connection might exist

Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble? June 30, 2016

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care June 27, 2016

Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care, VA study finds

Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers June 02, 2016

Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills May 23, 2016

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care May 17, 2016

Enhanced atmosphere reduces odds of malnutrition, dehydration, study suggests

Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk May 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 Dementia April 29, 2016

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

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors April 12, 2016

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

Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds April 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 Mice March 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 Costs March 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's March 25, 2016

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

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