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Knowing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

Would you want to know your risk for Alzheimer’s disease? New genetic tests make it possible to learn if you carry a gene that make you susceptible to developing severe memory loss and problems with thinking in old age. Continue reading

Obesity Linked to Alzheimer’s

Being overweight or obese leads to brain shrinkage in old age and, researchers say, and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease… Continue reading

Whites and Blacks With Alzheimer’s Equally Likely to Die Prematurely

People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to die earlier than their mentally intact, age-matched peers. Both whites and blacks seem to be equally affected… Continue reading

The Physical Toll of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s remains a leading cause of death, yet many consider it a disease of mind and memory. But there are physical tolls on the body of Alzheimer’s… Continue reading

High Blood Pressure and Inflammation Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that offspring of those with Alzheimer’s are more likely to have high blood pressure and signs of inflammation than those whose parents did not have Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

Strong Muscles May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s in Old Age

Older adults who maintain their muscle strength are at lower risk of memory problems and Alzheimer’s disease than those who are weaker, a new study shows… Continue reading

Thinking Problems May Occur Long Before Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s

Problems with thinking and visual perception may occur years before the memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease becomes apparent… Continue reading

Problems Balancing the Checkbook May Signal Early Alzheimer’s

Whether it’s counting coins, paying bills or balancing the checkbook, money matters are a challenge for anyone with Alzheimer’s disease. Problems handling finances are also often an early warning sign for onset of the illness, new research finds. Continue reading

Mediterranean Diet and Exercise May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Various studies suggest that a heart-healthy Mediterranean style diet, rich in fruits and vegetables and low in meat, may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease… Continue reading

Infections May Hasten Decline of Alzheimer’s

Colds and other infections may hasten the decline in memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report… Continue reading

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