Alzheimer's Disease in the News

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

08/20/2014 - Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

Man's Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer's Treatments

08/11/2014 - He lacks a protein linked to the memory-robbing condition, but his brain works fine, researchers report

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

08/06/2014 - But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

08/04/2014 - Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

07/30/2014 - Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

07/30/2014 - Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's: Review

07/16/2014 - Though it lowered levels of compound associated with mental decline, no difference seen in thinking skills

Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

07/16/2014 - Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports

A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia

07/15/2014 - Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show

07/15/2014 - Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

07/14/2014 - But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds

07/14/2014 - Social support might be the key, researcher says

Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?

07/14/2014 - New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia

07/14/2014 - Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

07/14/2014 - Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest

07/14/2014 - Researchers report on two approaches that look for telltale plaques

Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?

07/14/2014 - Study found weakened sense of smell associated with dementia risk, but more research needed

Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study

06/30/2014 - Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

Veterans With Brain Injury May Be at Risk for Dementia: Study

06/25/2014 - They were 60 percent more likely to develop disease, and to develop it earlier, researchers say

Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests

06/23/2014 - Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

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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.