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31 Jan

What Should You Be Adding To Your Diet To Help Stave Off Dementia?

Foods high in this antioxidant appear to fight Alzheimer's disease.

09 Jan

New Evidence That Sleep Loss May Have Detrimental Effects On Brain Health

A bad night's sleep may increase levels of an Alzheimer's biomarker.

01 Nov

Sleep Is Crucial For A Healthy Brain

You've got to get those Z's to help your brain flush out harmful waste.

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02 Jun
Maria Shriver and AARP Take on Alzheimer's in Women

Maria Shriver and AARP Take on Alzheimer's in Women

An Alzheimer's diagnosis is devastating, no matter your sex. But the disease strikes far more women than men.

Journalist and author Maria Shriver is determined to help researchers figure out why women make up two-thirds of those with Alzheimer's disease. And why cer...

27 May
Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Severe COVID-19 Risk

Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Severe COVID-19 Risk

People who have a flawed gene linked to Alzheimer's disease may face a higher risk of COVID-19, an international team of researchers reports.

Part of the increased risk among people with dementia may owe to high rates of new coronavirus infections in nursing homes. B...

18 May
Healthier Heart, Better Brain in Old Age

Healthier Heart, Better Brain in Old Age

Preventing heart disease may protect you from dementia, researchers say.

The new study looked at nearly 1,600 people, at an average age of 79.5, who were followed for 21 years. Their heart disease risk was assessed at the outset, and participants had annual memory an...

15 May
Get Moving, Seniors: It's Good For Your Brain

Get Moving, Seniors: It's Good For Your Brain

Want to give your brain a boost? Go for a swim, take a walk, or spin your partner on the living room floor.

A new study finds that aerobic exercise can improve older adults' thinking and memory, even if they're longtime couch potatoes.

This type of exercise...

13 May
Can Fruits, Tea Help Fend Off Alzheimer's Disease?

Can Fruits, Tea Help Fend Off Alzheimer's Disease?

If you're worried about developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests that eating more fruits or drinking more tea or red wine might help protect your brain.

People who had the lowest amounts of fruits -- like apples and berries -- and red wine and tea in th...

22 Apr
Potato & Sausages, Cold Cuts a Bad Combo for Your Brain

Potato & Sausages, Cold Cuts a Bad Combo for Your Brain

If your diet consists mostly of processed meats, starches and sugary snacks, you may run the risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

"How foods are consumed, not only the quantity consumed, may be important for dementia prevention," said lead researcher C...

13 Apr
Certain Gene Might Help Shield At-Risk People From Alzheimer's

Certain Gene Might Help Shield At-Risk People From Alzheimer's

People who carry a gene called APOE4 face an increased risk of Alzheimer's. But that effect may be lessened if they got luckier with a different gene, researchers have found.

Scientists have long known that the APOE gene is the strongest genetic influence over whethe...

13 Apr
Brain Plaques Signal Alzheimer's Even Before Other Symptoms Emerge: Study

Brain Plaques Signal Alzheimer's Even Before Other Symptoms Emerge: Study

Even before symptoms develop, the brains of people with early Alzheimer's disease have high levels of amyloid protein plaques, a new study reveals.

Those levels in older adults with no dementia symptoms are associated with a family history of disease, lower scores on...

07 Apr
How to Ease Loved Ones With Alzheimer's Through the Pandemic

How to Ease Loved Ones With Alzheimer's Through the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is throwing Americans' daily lives into disarray, and such disruptions are especially hard on people with Alzheimer's disease.

Changes in daily routines can trigger anxiety, confusion, agitation and/or discomfort for people with Alzheimer's, ...

03 Apr
Caring for Dementia Patient During Pandemic? Try These Stress-Busting Tips

Caring for Dementia Patient During Pandemic? Try These Stress-Busting Tips

The coronavirus pandemic will put extra stress on caregivers of loved ones with dementias, so the Alzheimer's Foundation of America offers some advice.

"Reducing stress is always important for caregivers, and even more so now," said Charles Fuschillo Jr., the foundat...

02 Apr
Pandemic Adds to Challenge of Caring for Loved One With Dementia

Pandemic Adds to Challenge of Caring for Loved One With Dementia

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Annette Adams-Brown's 87-year-old mother was an avid follower of TV news. Now Adams-Brown has to channel-surf for a less stressful pastime.

Her mother, Bertha, has dementia, and each time she hears the news about a terrible disease sprea...

25 Mar
Daily Aspirin Won't Stop Dementia, Study Finds

Daily Aspirin Won't Stop Dementia, Study Finds

Millions of Americans pop a low-dose aspirin each day to help ward off heart issues, but a new study finds that protection may not extend to dementia.

Although the anti-inflammatory effects of aspirin have been touted as protection against thinking and memory (or "co...

25 Mar
Could Sleep Apnea Put You at Risk for Alzheimer's?

Could Sleep Apnea Put You at Risk for Alzheimer's?

New research out of France suggests that untreated sleep apnea could raise your odds for developing Alzheimer's disease.

Evidence linking the two is based on a series of neurological assessments, brain scans and sleep analyses conducted between 2016 and 2018.

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18 Mar
Study Ties Brain Inflammation to Several Types of Dementia

Study Ties Brain Inflammation to Several Types of Dementia

Brain inflammation may be more of a factor in dementia than previously believed, a new British study suggests.

"We predicted the link between inflammation in the brain and the buildup of damaging proteins, but even we were surprised by how tightly these two problems ...

13 Mar
Heart Drug Combos Might Also Lower Your Dementia Risk: Study

Heart Drug Combos Might Also Lower Your Dementia Risk: Study

Certain combinations of cholesterol and blood pressure drugs may do more than help the heart -- they might also lower a person's risk of dementia, a new study finds.

The drugs in question include two common types of blood pressure medications -- ACE inhibitors and a...

11 Mar
U.S. Primary Care Docs Unprepared for Surge in Alzheimer's Cases

U.S. Primary Care Docs Unprepared for Surge in Alzheimer's Cases

Many U.S. primary care doctors worry they aren't ready to care for the growing ranks of Americans with Alzheimer's disease, a new report suggests.

In a Alzheimer's Association survey, half of primary care doctors said the U.S. medical profession is unprepared for the...

06 Mar
Maria Shriver Sounds the Alarm on Women and Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver Sounds the Alarm on Women and Alzheimer's

Why are two out of three people struck by Alzheimer's disease women?

That's the question that drove journalist and author Maria Shriver to start the Women's Alzheimer's Movement (WAM). The group is dedicated to raising awareness that women face a greater risk of Alz...

05 Mar
Even a Little Activity Keeps Aging Brains From Shrinking, Study Shows

Even a Little Activity Keeps Aging Brains From Shrinking, Study Shows

Take a walk, weed your garden, go for a swim or dance -- it could keep your brain from shrinking as you age, a new study suggests.

Being physically active may keep your brain four years younger than the rest of you, which might help prevent or slow the progression o...

26 Feb
Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's Decline

Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's Decline

Losing a spouse can be a heartbreaker, and new research suggests it's also tough on the brain.

The study found that when a husband or wife dies, the surviving mate's mental acuity could start to decline.

In fact, people who are widowed and have high levels ...

19 Feb
As Prices Rise for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Meds, Patients Go Without

As Prices Rise for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Meds, Patients Go Without

Rising drug costs are hampering the care of patients with debilitating neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, a new study finds.

Patients are less likely to fill necessary prescriptions as out-of-pocket costs increase, said senior researcher...

17 Feb
AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase Stroke Severity

AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase Stroke Severity

Bleeding strokes are the deadliest type of stroke and the hardest to treat. What might make matters worse is having both diabetes and Alzheimer's disease versus either condition alone, new research shows.

The study looked at 2,071 adults in the Kentucky Appalachian ...

10 Feb
Two Experimental Drugs Disappoint With Inherited Alzheimer's

Two Experimental Drugs Disappoint With Inherited Alzheimer's

Two experimental drugs do not appear to slow memory loss or mental decline in patients in the early stages of a rare, inherited form of Alzheimer's disease, according to initial results from a clinical trial.

The international phase 2 and 3 clinical trial separately ...

06 Feb
Gene Variant Ups Dementia Risk in Parkinson's Patients: Study

Gene Variant Ups Dementia Risk in Parkinson's Patients: Study

A genetic variant associated with Alzheimer's disease increases the risk of dementia in people with Parkinson's disease, researchers say.

The finding could lead to new treatments for dementia in Parkinson's patients, according to the team at Washington University Sch...

06 Feb
Gene Variation May Protect Against Alzheimer's: Study

Gene Variation May Protect Against Alzheimer's: Study

A breakthrough study has identified a class of natural gene variants that may protect against Alzheimer's disease.

For the study, researchers at University College London analyzed DNA from more than 10,000 people -- half with Alzheimer's and half without. The investi...

29 Jan
Diets Rich in Fruits, Veggies Could Lower Your Odds for Alzheimer's

Diets Rich in Fruits, Veggies Could Lower Your Odds for Alzheimer's

Older adults who regularly consume a group of antioxidants called flavonols may have a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

The compounds exist in many fruits and vegetables, with the richest sources including green vegetables like ...

22 Jan
When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters

When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters

Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native language, a new study finds.

The study included 20 English-speaking and 18 Italian-speaking patients with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), a neurodegenerative disorder that...

08 Jan
Even 1 Night's Bad Sleep Can Raise Levels of a Brain 'Marker' for Alzheimer's

Even 1 Night's Bad Sleep Can Raise Levels of a Brain 'Marker' for Alzheimer's

Poor sleep has been linked to the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and now a new study suggests a possible reason why.

A small group of young, healthy men deprived of just one night of sleep had higher blood levels of tau protein than when they had a ...

08 Jan
AHA News: Worried About Dementia? Check This Blood Pressure Number

AHA News: Worried About Dementia? Check This Blood Pressure Number

The top number on a blood pressure test is widely viewed as the best gauge of a person's overall risk for heart disease. But the bottom number could be important when it comes to evaluating the chance of a person having scars on their brain that could be an indicator for demen...

02 Jan
Study Might Point Alzheimer's Research in Whole New Direction

Study Might Point Alzheimer's Research in Whole New Direction

A new brain scanning technique is shaking up what researchers thought they knew about Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers now say they can predict with reasonable accuracy which brain regions will wither and atrophy in Alzheimer's by identifying the places where tau pro...

30 Dec
More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer's

More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer's

For decades, scientists have known that Alzheimer's disease is accompanied by the buildup of clumps of amyloid protein between brain cells. Could these plaques be causing the disease?

That's been a prevailing theory driving Alzheimer's research for years. But a new ...

16 Dec
Most Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors Die From Other Causes

Most Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors Die From Other Causes

Many U.S. women with breast cancer ultimately die of other causes, a new study finds, highlighting the need for survivors and their doctors to pay attention to overall health.

In recent decades, advances in breast cancer treatment have meant that more women are becom...

04 Dec
Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

Cross-country skiing may be good for your brain, a new study suggests.

Previous research found that participants of the Vasaloppet, a popular long-distance, cross-country skiing race in Sweden, have a lower risk of heart attack, but potential brain benefits have been...

02 Dec
Cards, Board Games Could Be a Win for Aging Brains

Cards, Board Games Could Be a Win for Aging Brains

Playing cards and board games like chess, bingo and Scrabble might be the mental workout you need to keep your wits as you age, Scottish researchers suggest.

People in their 70s who regularly play board games score higher on tests of memo...

25 Nov
Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?

Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?

Air pollution may trigger Alzheimer's-like brain changes and speed memory decline in older adults, a new study suggests.

Previous research has implied that exposure to fine particle air pollution increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, ...

18 Nov
Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help

Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help

Concerns that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can impair brain health appear to be unfounded, according to new research.

"Statins won't make you stupid or cause memory loss," said lead researcher Dr. Katherine Samaras, a professor of medicine at St. Vincent's Cli...

15 Nov
Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It

Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It

Many Americans believe they are likely to develop dementia -- and they often turn to unproven ways to try to better their odds, a new study suggests.

In a survey, researchers found that almost half of Americans in their 50s and 60s believed they were at least "somewh...

13 Nov
People Who Can't Read Face 2-3 Times Higher Dementia Risk

People Who Can't Read Face 2-3 Times Higher Dementia Risk

Could illiteracy up your odds for dementia?

That's the suggestion of a study that found seniors who couldn't read or write were two to three times more likely to develop dementia than those who could.

The finding "provides strong evidence for a link between...

06 Nov
Education a Buffer Against Alzheimer's Among Blacks: Study

Education a Buffer Against Alzheimer's Among Blacks: Study

Higher levels of education may counter the genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease among older black adults, a new study indicates.

"This suggests that education can buffer the effects of the APOE e4 gene on episodic memory retention and working memory, which are usually...

04 Nov
A Gene Kept One Woman From Developing Alzheimer's -- Could It Help Others?

A Gene Kept One Woman From Developing Alzheimer's -- Could It Help Others?

Could one woman's rare genetic mutation one day have a global impact on dementia risk?

It's possible, say investigators who report on a potentially groundbreaking case of a woman whose genetic mutation staved off dementia for decades, even though her brain had al...

30 Oct
Test Given at 8 May Predict Your Brain Health in Old Age

Test Given at 8 May Predict Your Brain Health in Old Age

If you were good with words and puzzles at age 8, you're likely to fare well on tests of mental acuity at age 70, too.

That's among the findings of a new study that followed the thinking abilities of a group of Britons born in the 1940s. Researchers found that their ...

30 Oct
Number of Americans With Dementia Will Double by 2040: Report

Number of Americans With Dementia Will Double by 2040: Report

Nearly 13 million Americans will have dementia by 2040 -- nearly twice as many as today, a new report says.

The number of women with dementia is expected to rise from 4.7 million next year to 8.5 million in 2040. The number of men with dementia is projected to increa...

29 Oct
For Seniors, Financial Woes Can Be Forerunner to Alzheimer's

For Seniors, Financial Woes Can Be Forerunner to Alzheimer's

Unpaid bills, overdrawn accounts, dwindling investments: When seniors begin experiencing fiscal troubles, early dementia or Alzheimer's disease could be an underlying cause, researchers say.

In the early stages of the disease, people with undiagnosed Alzheimer's are...

28 Oct
Is Head Injury Causing Dementia? MRI Might Show

Is Head Injury Causing Dementia? MRI Might Show

When a loved one shows signs of dementia, sometimes a head injury is the cause and MRI scans can help prevent a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's, researchers report.

As many as 21% of older adults with dementia may be misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a previous ...

21 Oct
Pro Soccer Players More Likely to Develop Dementia: Study

Pro Soccer Players More Likely to Develop Dementia: Study

Former professional soccer players have a significantly increased risk of death from brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, a new study finds.

Former soccer players were about 3.5 times more likely to die of neurodegenerative diseases than people in the ...

15 Oct
What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?

What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?

Dealing with the agitation, anxiety and aggression that often come with dementia is one of the most challenging aspects of caring for someone with this brain disorder. But new research suggests that massage and other non-drug treatments may be more effective than medications. ...

10 Oct
Lack of Sleep May Cause Thinking Declines in Hispanics

Lack of Sleep May Cause Thinking Declines in Hispanics

If you're Hispanic and missing out on needed sleep, a new study suggests that could make you more prone to memory problems and possibly Alzheimer's disease.

"This finding is particularly important because Hispanics have a significantly hig...

09 Oct
Standard Memory Tests for Seniors Might Differ by Gender

Standard Memory Tests for Seniors Might Differ by Gender

Are some tests designed to measure memory declines missing signs of trouble in women?

New research suggests that might be the case.

More women than men were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) when sex-specific scores were used on memory tests, r...

04 Oct
Can Your Eating Habits Keep Alzheimer's at Bay?

Can Your Eating Habits Keep Alzheimer's at Bay?

When you hear the word diet, you might think only of weight loss. But a lifestyle diet can bring even greater benefits.

One option that belongs on your radar is the MIND diet created by researchers at Rush University in Chicago.

MIND stands for Mediterrane...

23 Sep
Give Seniors a Memory Check at Annual Checkups, Experts Say

Give Seniors a Memory Check at Annual Checkups, Experts Say

Many older people show evidence of mental decline, called mild cognitive impairment, but doctors often miss this sometimes early sign of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

To help doctors get a better handle on their patients' mental state, the American Academy of Neu...

23 Sep
AHA News: Yo-Yoing Blood Pressure Could Be Bad for Those With Alzheimer's

AHA News: Yo-Yoing Blood Pressure Could Be Bad for Those With Alzheimer's

Fluctuating blood pressure may be associated with worsening dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

The study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension sought to add a new understanding about the l...

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