Alzheimer's Disease in the News

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

06/30/2015 - Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk

06/24/2015 - Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study

06/10/2015 - But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's

06/10/2015 - Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows

06/08/2015 - People lose more 'years of healthy life' to illness now than they did in the 1990s, global survey reports

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study

06/01/2015 - Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer's

05/27/2015 - Study finds widespread changes using specialized MRI

Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

05/22/2015 - But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

05/19/2015 - Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study

05/13/2015 - Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

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

04/17/2015 - People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

04/15/2015 - Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

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

04/14/2015 - If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

04/09/2015 - Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

04/01/2015 - Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

03/27/2015 - Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder

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

03/24/2015 - Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced

Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

03/24/2015 - Postmortem analysis of almost 1,400 brains implicates tau, not amyloid, buildup driving memory loss

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

03/18/2015 - Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

03/18/2015 - The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression


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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.