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24 Mar

High Cholesterol In Your 30s Could Raise Future Alzheimer’s Risk, Study Finds

People with high cholesterol at 35 face higher odds of Alzheimer’s disease later in life, researchers say.

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05 Oct
Scientists Propose New Mechanism Driving Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists Propose New Mechanism Driving Alzheimer's Disease

Amyloid-beta plaques have long been linked to Alzheimer's disease, with some scientists theorizing that the plaques actually cause the degenerative brain disease.

But a new study suggests that the plaques are actually a symptom of what's going on in the brain, rather tha...

04 Oct
Suicide Risk Rises Sharply in People Diagnosed With Early-Onset Dementia

Suicide Risk Rises Sharply in People Diagnosed With Early-Onset Dementia

Thoughts of suicide are often a first reaction to a diagnosis of dementia before age 65, a new study suggests.

Suicide risk is highest in the first three months after th...

04 Oct
Minority Patients Less Likely to Get Newer Alzheimer's Meds

Minority Patients Less Likely to Get Newer Alzheimer's Meds

While certain minority groups are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia than their white counterparts, they may also be less likely to be eligible for new disease-slowing treatments, a new study finds.

Cognitive, or mental, impairment in Black, Hispanic and Asian pa...

03 Oct
Alzheimer's Meds Are Mostly Tested in Whites. That Worries Black Patients, Caregivers

Alzheimer's Meds Are Mostly Tested in Whites. That Worries Black Patients, Caregivers

Larry Griner resigned from his job in California and moved back to his childhood home in Baltimore nearly five years ago so he could care for his mother, Norma.

She had been diagnosed with

28 Sep
Longevity Calculator Could Aid Planning After Dementia Diagnosis

Longevity Calculator Could Aid Planning After Dementia Diagnosis

How long can someone newly diagnosed with dementia expect to live?

It’s a tough question but definitely one that many family members and friends grapple with after a loved one is diagnosed with

28 Sep
New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay) -- Japanese drugmaker Eisai on Wednesday said its experimental drug lecanemab helped slow thinking declines among people in the early stages of Alzheimer's diseas...

22 Sep
Lots of Nightmares in Middle Age Might Be Warning Sign of Dementia

Lots of Nightmares in Middle Age Might Be Warning Sign of Dementia

No one likes nightmares, but having persistently bad dreams may also signal impending dementia, new British research suggests....

16 Sep
COVID Appears to Raise Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

COVID Appears to Raise Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

COVID-19 infection may significantly boost an older person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new, large-scale study suggests.

People 65 and older who contracted COVID were ...

14 Sep
Multivitamins Linked to Healthier Brains in Old Age

Multivitamins Linked to Healthier Brains in Old Age

A daily multivitamin might help keep your brain free from any decline in thinking skills, a new study suggests.

In a trial of more th...

12 Sep
Unhealthy Gums Could Up Your Odds for Dementia

Unhealthy Gums Could Up Your Odds for Dementia

Gum disease has far-reaching effects and may increase your odds of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

In a review of 47 previously published studies, researchers in Finland found that tooth loss, deep pockets around teeth in the gums, or bone loss in the tooth so...

06 Sep
Music: Bridging Memories for People With Alzheimer's

Music: Bridging Memories for People With Alzheimer's

Wes Mika started out on drums, but in his heart he was a tambourine man.

“He got fascinated by the little silver discs on the tambourine,” said his wife, Susan Mika. “Sometimes he would hit the tambourine with the little mallets of the drum. He just he loved that t...

01 Sep
How 'This Is Us' Put Alzheimer's Care in the Spotlight

How 'This Is Us' Put Alzheimer's Care in the Spotlight

When the wildly popular TV show “This Is Us” wrapped up its final season this year, it did so with a storyline that showed one of the lead characters dealing with Alzheimer's disease a...

29 Aug
Alzheimer's: Who Is Caring for the Caregivers?

Alzheimer's: Who Is Caring for the Caregivers?

Katherine Sanden drove over 1,400 miles, from California to Nebraska, to care for her beloved uncle after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in November 2020, but seeing him after years a...

09 Aug
Rural Americans With Early Alzheimer's Find It Tough to See Specialists

Rural Americans With Early Alzheimer's Find It Tough to See Specialists

Rural Americans with early-onset Alzheimer's disease are less likely than city dwellers to see a specialist and undergo tests that can help them and their families manage, new research reveals.

While most Alzheimer's patients are over 65, about 6% develop the disease bet...

04 Aug
Lifestyle May Be Key to Helping You Avoid Dementia

Lifestyle May Be Key to Helping You Avoid Dementia

Socializing, taking classes and exercising may boost your brain's cognitive reserve and stave off memory and thinking problems down the road, a new study suggests.

Cognitive ...

02 Aug
Experiences of Racism Tied to Worsening Memory, Thinking in Older Black Americans

Experiences of Racism Tied to Worsening Memory, Thinking in Older Black Americans

Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than others to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and ...

29 Jul
Rapid Loss of Smell May Be Alzheimer's Precursor

Rapid Loss of Smell May Be Alzheimer's Precursor

Could the future of dementia screening include a test of a person's sense of smell?

It may, suggests a new study that found the decline in a person's sense of smell cou...

28 Jul
Even Chores, Socializing Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

Even Chores, Socializing Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

Your daily walk, cleaning the house and lunch with friends could together be keys to staving off dementia, according to researchers.

A new study looked at lifestyle habits...

28 Jul
Diets Heavy in 'Ultra-Processed' Foods Could Harm the Brain

Diets Heavy in 'Ultra-Processed' Foods Could Harm the Brain

Eating lots of ultra-processed foods may dramatically increase your risk for dementia, according to a new study by researchers in China.

Ultra-processed foods are high in sugar, fat and salt, but low in protein and fiber. Sodas, salty and sugary snacks and desserts, ice ...

21 Jul
Exercise, Puzzles, Games: They Help Men's, Women's Brains Differently

Exercise, Puzzles, Games: They Help Men's, Women's Brains Differently

Exercising your body and mind can help stave off memory problems as you age, and some of these benefits may be even greater for women, a new study suggests.

The study looked at cognitive reserve, or the brain's ability to withstand the effects of diseases like

18 Jul
Thyroid Trouble May Raise Dementia Risks

Thyroid Trouble May Raise Dementia Risks

Millions of older adults try to manage an underactive thyroid gland with daily medication, but a new study suggests they may still be vulnerable to developing

07 Jul
Could ADHD Meds Help Treat Alzheimer's?

Could ADHD Meds Help Treat Alzheimer's?

Could ADHD drugs also treat degenerative brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease?

British researchers say there is good evidence that some medications used for attention-deficit/h...

04 Jul
Research Spots Gene That Raises Alzheimer's Risk for Women

Research Spots Gene That Raises Alzheimer's Risk for Women

Researchers studying genes involved in Alzheimer's disease have identified a new gene, called MGMT, that increases risk for this common dementia in women.

"This is one of a few and perhaps the strongest associations of a

03 Jul
Loved One With Alzheimer's? Make This July 4 'Dementia Friendly'

Loved One With Alzheimer's? Make This July 4 'Dementia Friendly'

A holiday filled with loud noises can be upsetting for people who have Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, but it's possible to create a Fourth of July celebration that works for everyone.

"Being proactive, prepared and adaptable are the best ways caregivers can cre...

30 Jun
Brain Changes Link Menopause With Higher Alzheimer's Risk

Brain Changes Link Menopause With Higher Alzheimer's Risk

Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than men, and a new study shows that certain brain changes known to increase this risk may accrue during menopause.

Women who have gone throug...

29 Jun
Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

A yearly flu shot may do more than protect you from a nasty bout of influenza: New research suggests it may help guard against Alzheimer's disease as well.

People who were vaccinated at least once ...

29 Jun
Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Untreated vision loss may put an older adult at an increased risk for dementia, though it's not clear why, according to a new study.

Researchers found that the likelihood of having some form of cognitive impairment was 137% higher in seniors who had trouble seeing than i...

22 Jun
Researchers Spot Sign of Alzheimer's Risk That Scammers Love

Researchers Spot Sign of Alzheimer's Risk That Scammers Love

Could the way a senior handles his or her money offer clues about their risk for Alzheimer's disease?

Yes, according to a new study involving dozens of el...

17 Jun
New Alzheimer's Drug Delivers Disappointing Results

New Alzheimer's Drug Delivers Disappointing Results

An experimental Alzheimer's drug called crenezumab did not prevent or slow mental decline in patients with a genetic mutation that greatly raises the risk of developing the disease, the results of...

02 Jun
What People With Early-Onset Dementia Want You to Know

What People With Early-Onset Dementia Want You to Know

An elevator encounter that happened to Laurie Waters highlights the daily plight faced by early-onset Alzheimer's patients like her.

Waters, 57, was stuck in an elevator at an Alzh...

20 May
Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Dementia risk factors appear to shift with age, and experts say knowing that could help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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10 May
The 3 Midlife Factors That Raise Your Odds for Alzheimer's

The 3 Midlife Factors That Raise Your Odds for Alzheimer's

Certain lifestyle factors can sway the risk of dementia, and a new study points to the top threats to Americans these days: obesity, physical inactivity and lack of a high school diploma.

Researchers found that in just the past decade, there has been a shift in the most ...

05 May
Adding These Foods to Your Diet Could Keep Dementia Away

Adding These Foods to Your Diet Could Keep Dementia Away

A diet rich in the antioxidants that leafy, green vegetables and colorful fruit deliver is good for your body, and now new research shows it also protects your brain.

In the study, people whose blood...

04 May
Alzheimer's Research Casts Doubt on Safety of Popular Brain Supplements

Alzheimer's Research Casts Doubt on Safety of Popular Brain Supplements

A dietary supplement believed to protect against Alzheimer's disease might instead be potentially harmful to the brain, a new study warns.

L-serine is an amino acid that s...

25 Apr
Heart Risk Factors Can Be Recipe for Dementia

Heart Risk Factors Can Be Recipe for Dementia

The faster you pile up heart disease risk factors, the greater your odds of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

Previous research has linked heart health threats such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity with mental decline and dementia.

Amassing tho...

22 Apr
More DNA Errors Seen in Brain Cells of Alzheimer's Patients

More DNA Errors Seen in Brain Cells of Alzheimer's Patients

Genetic mutations build up faster in the brain cells of Alzheimer's disease patients than in other people, new research reveals.

The discovery could point the way to new Alzheimer's t...

20 Apr
Race Plays Huge Role in Dementia Risk

Race Plays Huge Role in Dementia Risk

Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans have an increased risk of being diagnosed with dementia as they age -- for reasons that are not entirely understood, a large new study finds.

The study, of nearly 1.9 million older U.S. veterans, found that compared with their white co...

20 Apr
How Does Exercise Guard Against Dementia? Study Reveals Clues

How Does Exercise Guard Against Dementia? Study Reveals Clues

Exercise may help safeguard your brain as you age, and a new study suggests how this might happen.

Previous research has shown that physical activity helps protect brain cells. This paper indicates it may do that through lower levels of insulin and body fat.

"These...

15 Apr
'Good' Cholesterol in Brain May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

'Good' Cholesterol in Brain May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Higher levels of "good" cholesterol in the fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord may help protect you from Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

"This study represents the first time that small HDL particles in the brain have been counted," said study co-auth...

14 Apr
Live Healthy, Live Longer Without Dementia

Live Healthy, Live Longer Without Dementia

Staving off Alzheimer's disease might just take a healthy diet, exercise and an active mind, a new study suggests.

Women and men who follow a healthy lifestyle live longer - and longer without

12 Apr
Could Some Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk?

Could Some Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk?

In their search for a drug to prevent Alzheimer's disease, scientists are taking a look at certain rheumatoid arthritis drugs.

Preliminary findings suggest that a type of rheumatoid arthritis drug known as TNF inhibitors may lower dementia risk in rheumatoid arthritis pa...

08 Apr
Medicare Will Only Cover Aduhelm for Alzheimer's Patients in Clinical Trials

Medicare Will Only Cover Aduhelm for Alzheimer's Patients in Clinical Trials

Medicare announced Thursday that it will limit its coverage of the pricey new drug Aduhelm to Alzheimer's patients enrolled in clinical trials of the drug.

Approved amid controvers...

08 Apr
New Insights Into Why Alzheimer's Can Bring Drowsiness

New Insights Into Why Alzheimer's Can Bring Drowsiness

Alzheimer's patients are often drowsy during the day, but it might not be because of poor sleep at night.

Instead, a clinical trial that monitored patients' sleep and then studied ...

06 Apr
Half of Americans Now Die With Dementia Diagnosis, Better Record-Keeping May Be Why

Half of Americans Now Die With Dementia Diagnosis, Better Record-Keeping May Be Why

A record number of American adults are now dying with a dementia diagnosis, new research shows.

Yet, that increase of 36% from two decades ago may have more to do with better record-keeping th...

01 Apr
Early Promise From Experimental Drug to Treat Alzheimer's

Early Promise From Experimental Drug to Treat Alzheimer's

Researchers are working on a pill that might safely help people with early Alzheimer's disease improve their thinking and memory skills and possibly even live independently longer.

01 Apr
Good Sense of Direction? Where You Grew Up Is Key

Good Sense of Direction? Where You Grew Up Is Key

Your ability to find your way around may be influenced by your childhood surroundings.

Researchers in the United Kingdom and France have discovered that people raised in the country or suburbs are better navigators than those who grew up in cities, particularly those wit...

25 Mar
Mental Decline Can Follow a Heart Attack

Mental Decline Can Follow a Heart Attack

As if recovering from a heart attack wasn't hard enough, new research shows many patients may suffer severe thinking declines.

Researchers in Poland found that in...

23 Mar
Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Issues in 30s Could Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Issues in 30s Could Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Your 30s can be a magical time filled with career strides, vacations you can actually afford, love, marriage and even a growing family of your own.

It's likely not the decade where you begin to fret about your risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in the future. But ma...

18 Mar
Life Span After Alzheimer's Diagnosis: What Factors Matter Most

Life Span After Alzheimer's Diagnosis: What Factors Matter Most

After a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, families have much to worry about. They wonder what's next and how long their loved one has left to live.

A new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas addresses those questions, finding that mental (cognitive) declin...

17 Mar
Lots of Napping Could Raise a Senior's Odds for Alzheimer's

Lots of Napping Could Raise a Senior's Odds for Alzheimer's

Taking longer or more frequent naps during the day may sound enticing, but it may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease.

Older adults who nap throughout the day may be more likely to develop

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