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Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds

Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds0

Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline?

Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline?0

Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Alzheimer's Risk

Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Alzheimer's Risk0

Some Elderly With Alzheimer's Brain Plaques Stay Sharp

Some Elderly With Alzheimer's Brain Plaques Stay Sharp0

Brain Scans May Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment

Brain Scans May Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment0

Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's?

Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's?0

Study Links Disasters to Dementia

Study Links Disasters to Dementia0

Alzheimers Disease Quiz: Stages, Symptoms & Signs

Alzheimers Disease Quiz: Stages, Symptoms & Signs0

Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends

Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends0

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Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in women may be more difficult than in men because older women tend to retain better verbal memory, according to new research. The findings suggest that memory ...

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Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. And that seems particularly true if a woman has already ...

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes0

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of feeding tubes for nursing home patients with advanced dementia -- a practice increasingly discouraged by some national organizations -- is declining, a new study finds. One Alzheimer's ...

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk0

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a lower weight may increase older adults' risk of the memory-robbing disorder Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The study included 280 healthy people aged 62 to 90 with normal mental ...

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study0

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may benefit people who have memory loss, but don't yet have dementia, suggests a review by Chinese researchers of five earlier studies. Nothing has yet been proven to halt the progression ...

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Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's0

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation appears safe for people with early Alzheimer's disease -- and might even slow down memory loss in some, a preliminary study suggests. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is already ...

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays0

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests. One in 10 people ...

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes0

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect ...

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk0

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-challenging jobs -- especially ones focused on people -- may help shield a person's mind against the ravages of age-related dementia, a new study finds. People who work in jobs that task the ...

Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's0

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom "checklist" that might aid earlier diagnosis. Experts have long focused on so-called ...

Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain0

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease may affect people's ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows. Undetected pain may allow underlying health issues to go untreated, leading to serious ...

Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging

Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging0

By Pam Harrison Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD July 15, 2016 -- Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study ...

Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood0

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene related to Alzheimer's disease may start to show effects on brain structure and mental sharpness as early as preschool, a new study suggests. Researchers have long known that a gene called ...

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns0

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Whole body cryotherapy -- a trendy treatment that has been used for everything from arthritis pain to Alzheimer's -- may pose serious health risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. "Based on ...

FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease?

FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease?0

By Matt Smith Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD July 7, 2016 -- A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is devastating enough. A diagnosis at a relatively young age adds another dimension to the illness. Early-onset ...

Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Younger Adults

Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Younger Adults0

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene test may one day be able to predict the risk for Alzheimer's disease in young adults, a new study suggests. People without any thinking impairments, but with a high number of gene mutations ...

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DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Galantamine is an oral medication used to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease. Galantamine is in a class of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors that also includes tacrine (Cognex), donezepil (Aricept), and rivastigmine ...

Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia

Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia0

THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to croon about: Singing can boost the brain function and mood of people with early stage dementia, Finnish researchers report. The study included 89 people with mild to moderate ...

Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk

Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk0

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Going back to school could help older people stave off dementia, a new study suggests. Taking college courses may boost brain functions, such as memory, decision-making and planning, the researchers ...

Stress May Boost Risk for Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems

Stress May Boost Risk for Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems0

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Increased stress could be a risk factor for the kind of thinking difficulties that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. However, the research did not prove that stress caused cognitive ...

Moderate Drinking May Benefit Early Stage Alzheimer's Patients

Moderate Drinking May Benefit Early Stage Alzheimer's Patients0

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The study included just over 320 people in Denmark with early ...

Could Dim View on Aging Raise Your Alzheimer's Risk?

Could Dim View on Aging Raise Your Alzheimer's Risk?0

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults who harbor negative thoughts about aging may face a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease decades later, new research suggests. The investigation compared early attitudes on ...

Researchers Say They Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer's Timing

Researchers Say They Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer's Timing0

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have discovered a network of nine genes that may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Some of the genes seem to delay disease onset by up to 17 years, while others ...

Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's Danger

Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's Danger0

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who walk more slowly may have higher amounts of a protein linked to Alzheimer's in their brains, a small, new study suggests. Researchers found a modest association between higher levels of ...

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study0

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Humans have evolved to have gene variants that protect older adults from mental decline, new research suggests. "We unexpectedly discovered that humans have evolved gene variants that can help protect ...

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow0

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well. Buildup of the amyloid beta protein ...

Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Tied to Brain Bleeds in Men: Study

Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Tied to Brain Bleeds in Men: Study0

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have the Alzheimer's disease-linked ApoE4 gene variant may have an increased risk for brain bleeds, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed brain scans of more than 1,100 people, ages 36 to ...

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Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study0

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug raloxifene doesn't help the declining memory and thinking skills of women who have mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests. "We found no effect," said ...

Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead

Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For some older women, feeling unusually forgetful may be a sign that dementia will develop later on, a new study suggests. "We studied older women who noticed themselves having memory problems but ...

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills0

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health care and caregiving costs for dementia patients in the final five years of life are far more burdensome than they are for patients with cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, a new study ...

Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's

Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's0

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who have an increased genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may already show differences in how their brains handle spatial navigation, a small study suggests. The researchers said it's ...

Nerve Disorder in Horses May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's

Nerve Disorder in Horses May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's0

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some signs of a rare nerve disorder in horses are similar to those in people with Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders, a new study shows. The deadly disease in horses -- called equine grass ...

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test0

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have moved closer to developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease. Such a test would enable doctors to diagnose patients at the earliest, most treatable stage so patients could ...

Size of These Brain Parts Tied to Dementia Risk

Size of These Brain Parts Tied to Dementia Risk0

By Clint Witchalls Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Oct. 15, 2015 -- When brain structures called hippocampi are smaller, that may point to a higher risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, new ...

Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds

Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds0

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the mental strain on people caring for loved ones recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds. The study included spouses and other family caregivers of 236 ...

Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients0

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication might offer a safer option for calming the agitation that commonly affects people with Alzheimer's disease, an early clinical trial ...

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Dementia facts* *Dementia facts medical author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD Dementia is a term that describes a collection of symptoms that include decreased intellectual functioning that interferes with normal life functions and is usually ...

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome0

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease. Now, research suggests that changes in the brains of people with Down syndrome, as seen on brain scans, ...

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk0

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research. "What this argues for is, we need to do a ...

Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's

Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's0

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An immune system disorder may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, research in mice suggests. Duke University researchers found that in a mouse model of Alzheimer's, something goes ...

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?0

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers. Overweight and ...

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain0

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who pursue artistic, craft and social activities may stay mentally sharp longer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that older adults involved in these activities or those who used a ...

Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Dementia

Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Dementia0

By Daniel M. Keller, PhD Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH April 3, 2015 -- A green tea habit is tied to a lower risk for dementia and mild declines in thinking and memory among older people, a new Japanese study ...

Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds0

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests. Researchers evaluated the eating habits and mental ability of more than 950 older adults for an ...

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?0

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet. While it couldn't prove cause-and-effect, the new study found that adults who rigorously followed the so-called MIND diet faced a 53 percent ...

Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report

Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report0

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows. The research, conducted by the Alzheimer's ...

Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's0

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims. Another protein called amyloid accumulates as Alzheimer's progresses, but is not the ...

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Although some kinds of memory loss are normal parts of aging, the changes due to aging are not severe enough to interfere with the level of function. Many different diseases can cause dementia, but Alzheimer's disease is by far the most common cause ...

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients0

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests. The medications are widely used to treat the delusions, hallucinations, ...

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles0

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have developed a new scoring system to help identify seniors who are at high risk for memory and thinking problems that might lead to dementia. "Our goal is to identify memory ...

Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice

Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice0

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research in mice raises the possibility that an ultrasound-based treatment might help eliminate plaque buildup in the brain that's associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists don't ...

Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia

Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia0

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet, physical activity and brain exercises can help slow mental decline in older people at risk for dementia, a new study suggests. On the other hand, a high body-mass index (BMI) and ...

Alzheimer's Disease - Test Your Medical IQ

Alzheimer's Disease - Test Your Medical IQ0

The correct answer is: A Memory loss Explanation: One of the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease is memory loss. Other cognitive problems such as difficulty finding the right words or poor ...

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says0

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Good heart health may help protect you against Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests. Vanderbilt University researchers analyzed data from just over 1,000 people who ...

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory0

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in eight U.S. households may have an adult with worsening memory loss or confusion, a new survey shows. These symptoms suggest a potential risk of developing more serious memory and ...

Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults

Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults0

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say. "One thing this means is that the resource, the ...

Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise

Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise0

TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of ...

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