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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

Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Risk of Early Death in Parkinson's Patients March 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 Risk March 11, 2016

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

Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems March 03, 2016

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

Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age March 01, 2016

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

Race May Affect Risk for Dementia February 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 Caregivers February 15, 2016

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

Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study February 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 Finds February 10, 2016

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

Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows February 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 Finds February 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's February 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 Study February 01, 2016

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

Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia Risk January 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 Patients January 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 Problems December 11, 2015

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

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

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's Danger December 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: Study November 30, 2015

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

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning November 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: Study November 04, 2015

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

Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead October 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 Ills October 26, 2015

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

Celiac Disease Doesn't Seem to Boost Dementia Risk: Study October 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 Problems October 21, 2015

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

Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death September 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 Patients September 17, 2015

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

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