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High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later? August 04, 2014

Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia July 30, 2014

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia July 30, 2014

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats July 28, 2014

Study couldn't explain why more dementia patients had operation, though families' wishes likely a factor

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show July 15, 2014

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia July 14, 2014

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia July 14, 2014

Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? July 14, 2014

New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds July 14, 2014

Social support might be the key, researcher says

Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early? July 14, 2014

Study found weakened sense of smell associated with dementia risk, but more research needed

Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests June 23, 2014

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults May 30, 2014

Researchers find chances double for those with the mental illness, but their rates of cancer are lower

Cynics at Higher Risk for Dementia? Yea, Right May 28, 2014

Study suggests they may be three times more likely to develop brain disease than more trusting folks

Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study April 23, 2014

Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities

Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study April 16, 2014

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests April 09, 2014

But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia April 09, 2014

Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk March 31, 2014

Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors March 26, 2014

Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later March 19, 2014

Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report March 19, 2014

And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

Lower IQ, Worse Heart Fitness in Teens Linked to Risk of Early Dementia in Men March 17, 2014

Swedish researchers followed a million men for more than 40 years

'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most March 10, 2014

Study reassuring for people with 'mild cognitive impairment,' experts say

Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's March 10, 2014

Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia March 05, 2014

Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer's March 05, 2014

Research suggests genes play key role in each person's susceptibility to the disease

Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults? February 13, 2014

Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes February 12, 2014

Small study found these people had more beta-amyloid deposits, less gray matter

High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk January 29, 2014

Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age January 28, 2014

Follow-up studies needed to show whether treating hearing problems could delay mental decline, experts say

My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia January 24, 2014

With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One January 23, 2014

Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

2 Alzheimer's Drugs Found Ineffective in Clinical Trials January 22, 2014

Dashing hopes, bapineuzumab and solanezumab did not improve patients' ability to think or perform daily activities

Underactive Thyroid Not Linked to Memory Problems December 30, 2013

New findings contradict previous research suggesting that poor thyroid function might be tied to dementia

Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says December 27, 2013

Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped

Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease December 18, 2013

Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report December 05, 2013

More aggressive research, social support systems needed, experts say

Keeping Holidays Happy When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's November 24, 2013

Expert advice on including family members and managing caregiver stress

No Connection Seen Between Dementia, Common Eye Disease November 15, 2013

But Alzheimer's patients in study were less likely to seek treatment for age-related macular degeneration

Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms November 06, 2013

Study of case records found it staved off signs of the disease by more than four years

Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says November 06, 2013

Until dementia treatments improve, there's no point, some experts say

J&J to Pay $2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Antipsychotic Drug November 04, 2013

Settlement will cover criminal, civil charges with U.S. government, 45 states

Good News for Caregivers: You May Live Longer October 25, 2013

Study found 9-month survival advantage for family members helping ill or disabled relatives

Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques October 16, 2013

Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

Statins May Not Harm Memory, Thinking After All October 01, 2013

But even with new study, jury's still out on safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs

Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women October 01, 2013

Swedish study looked at effect of issues such as divorce, job strain over nearly 4 decades

Parkinson's Patients at Genetic Risk for Dementia Might Be Identified Sooner September 20, 2013

Levels of specific kinds of fat tied to mutation can be measured in blood, study finds

Overlooked Delirium Worsens Hospital Course for People With Dementia September 20, 2013

Study found these patients declined mentally and physically

Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Straining Caregiver, Community Resources: Report September 19, 2013

Worldwide situation calls for comprehensive changes, authors say

Fluorescent Scans May Have Potential to Track Alzheimer's Progression September 18, 2013

Doctors would gain ability to monitor ongoing brain changes, study suggests

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