Alzheimer's Disease in the News

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC

07/30/2015 - Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

07/28/2015 - Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

07/27/2015 - Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests

Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

07/24/2015 - Study finds lower risk for people born after 1930 compared to those born earlier

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain

07/23/2015 - Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's

07/23/2015 - Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show

Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia

07/22/2015 - Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study

07/21/2015 - Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar

07/20/2015 - By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?

07/20/2015 - Better grades, complex jobs linked to a lower risk for dementia, research suggests

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

07/20/2015 - Study found people with blood sugar disorder were about 80 percent more likely to have memory troubles

Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later

07/20/2015 - 25-year study found a link, but cause-and-effect relationship remains unproven

Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?

07/20/2015 - Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study

07/15/2015 - Blacks more likely to have additional dementia-related changes in their brains, researchers say

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early

07/15/2015 - People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

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


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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.