Alzheimer's Disease in the News

Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

04/16/2014 - But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study

04/15/2014 - Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

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

04/09/2014 - But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

04/04/2014 - 'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

03/26/2014 - Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later

03/19/2014 - Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report

03/19/2014 - And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most

03/10/2014 - Study reassuring for people with 'mild cognitive impairment,' experts say

Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's

03/10/2014 - Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

Alzheimer's May Kill Far More Americans Than Thought

03/05/2014 - Researchers report that the toll from the incurable brain disease exceeds death certificate statistics

Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer's

03/05/2014 - Research suggests genes play key role in each person's susceptibility to the disease

Chemicals in 'Western' Diet Show Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice

02/24/2014 - Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen

Antidepressant Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation

02/18/2014 - Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics

Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

02/13/2014 - 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

02/12/2014 - Small study found these people had more beta-amyloid deposits, less gray matter

Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

02/04/2014 - Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

01/29/2014 - Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

01/27/2014 - Researchers say those with the disease had 4 times higher blood levels of byproduct of banned pesticide

My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia

01/24/2014 - 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

01/23/2014 - Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care


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More than 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, with a new person developing the disease every 70 seconds. Americans ages 65 and older with Alzheimer's and dementia pay three times as much in health care costs.