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Is Dementia Declining Among Older Americans? September 05, 2017

Rates have fallen among those 70 and older; gains against heart disease might explain trend

Women at Risk for Alzheimer's Face Critical 10-Year Window, Study Says August 28, 2017

If your genes predispose you to the illness, 65 to 75 may be high-risk years

Do Fewer Nightly Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk in Seniors? August 23, 2017

For every 1 percent drop in sleep's REM phase, a 9 percent jump in odds for thinking, memory troubles, study found

Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families August 22, 2017

Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study August 18, 2017

Researchers say proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec not linked to dementia

Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study August 07, 2017

But the research only found an association, not cause-and-effect connection

Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk August 07, 2017

Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say

Traveling With Dementia: Tips for Family Caregivers August 03, 2017

Stick to familiar routines, advises Alzheimer's Foundation

Health Tip: Alzheimer's Affects Sleep August 01, 2017

Here's how

Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia July 26, 2017

In small study, electrical currents helped distinguish Alzheimer's from another form of brain trouble

Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study July 20, 2017

Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's July 18, 2017

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline July 18, 2017

Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003

Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer's? July 18, 2017

Studies found sleep apnea tied to higher levels of tell-tale plaques, proteins in brain

Can Daily Crossword Protect You From Dementia? July 17, 2017

Regular puzzlers score better on tests of mental function, study finds

A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia July 17, 2017

New studies suggest that, yes, eating right could boost your brain function

Boxers, MMA Fighters May Face Long-Term Harm to Brain: Study July 13, 2017

Researchers find head injuries from fighting cause brain changes that might spur troubles later in life

How Poor Sleep Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's July 10, 2017

A few bad nights might not hurt, but chronic sleep problems may be cause for concern, researcher says

Sleep Problems: An Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer's? July 05, 2017

Small study found an association but didn't prove link

Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain? June 29, 2017

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study June 28, 2017

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow Dementia June 22, 2017

The public should be aware of this encouraging research, expert says

Sticky Brain 'Plaques' Implicated in Alzheimer's Again June 13, 2017

Researchers believe these substances form in early stages of the memory-robbing disease

'Making the Best of It': Families Face the Heavy Burden of Alzheimer's June 02, 2017

With U.S. cases expected to triple to 16 million by 2050, support for caregivers desperately needed

Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC May 25, 2017

More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved ones

Thin People Not More Prone to Alzheimer's, Study Finds May 09, 2017

Gene-based research suggests that, instead, early stage disease might cause weight loss

Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden May 09, 2017

Careers, finances may take a hit because of caregiving demands, researchers say

Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline May 03, 2017

If beta-amyloid plaques are present in the brain, process is even faster, study finds

Loving, Supportive Kids May Help Lower Seniors' Dementia Risk May 02, 2017

But negative relationships with children, spouse increased chances, study finds

'Silent' Seizures Tied to Alzheimer's Symptoms May 02, 2017

Researchers suggest they're a potential target for treating the disease

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later April 11, 2017

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study April 10, 2017

But more recent symptoms may be part of the disease

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients April 10, 2017

Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders April 06, 2017

Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

Study: Gene Test Needed Before Using Alzheimer's Drug 'Off-Label' March 07, 2017

Aricept is often prescribed for mild mental impairment without actual approval

Annual Death Toll From Alzheimer's Nearly Doubles in 15 Years March 07, 2017

Price tag hits $259 billion a year, projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2050, report finds

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk March 02, 2017

Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect

Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk? February 23, 2017

Or is the link the other way around? Study finds a connection, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia? February 22, 2017

Study finds an association but doesn't prove cause and effect

Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age? February 22, 2017

Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds February 16, 2017

There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

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

Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk? February 01, 2017

Fine particles from power plants and cars may be to blame for about 20 percent of cases, study suggests

Bilingual People May Have an Edge Against Alzheimer's January 30, 2017

Study found they did better on memory tests that patients who only spoke one language

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

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

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

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