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Pesticide Exposure Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Exposure to the pesticide DDT may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease years later, a new study suggests. The finding raises concerns about the effects of environmental toxins on the brain and how they may affect the onset or severity … Continue reading

How Eating Fish May Help Our Brains

People with high blood levels of the “good” fats found in fish had more robust brains than those with low levels of those fats, a new study reports. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that eating fish … Continue reading

Heavy Drinking in Midlife Speeds Memory Loss

Drinking more than two-and-a-half drinks a day can speed memory loss by up to six years, a study of middle aged men in Britain found. Moderate drinking, on the other hand, did not show harmful effects on memory and thinking … Continue reading

Exercise and a Healthy Lifestyle Reduce Dementia Risk

If you need more incentive to exercise more and eat better, consider the results of two comprehensive new studies that found that an active and healthy lifestyle may be critical in helping to keep the brain healthy in old age. … Continue reading

Simple Steps May Simplify Home Alzheimer’s Care

Among Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, an estimated 70 percent are cared for at home by family members and friends. Yet most people with dementia and their caregivers skip certain personal safety and health care measures … Continue reading

How Heartburn Drugs May Lead to Memory Problems

Popular drugs for heartburn may lead to deficiencies in vitamin B12, a vitamin critical for brain and nervous system health. People who used the drugs for two years or longer were at increased risk of low vitamin B12 levels, which … Continue reading

Some Ethnic Groups at Increased Dementia Risk

One in five older Americans has type 2 diabetes, putting them at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Now a new study finds that dementia risk is particularly high in African-Americans and Native Americans with … Continue reading

Caregiving from Afar

How to care for a loved one who is many miles away Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful enough when the person lives nearby. When they’re many miles away, it can be even more … Continue reading

The New Face of Alzheimer’s

Women are being affected by Alzheimer’s disease more and more every day. They outnumber men as Alzheimer’s patients, and they also are far more likely to be Alzheimer’s caregivers. “It’s a double-edged sword for women,” says Elayne Forgie, MS, who … Continue reading

The Three Goodbyes

With proper planning and support, caregivers can reduce some of the burdens associated with late-stage Alzheimer’s. We all know we’ll face the loss of loved ones in life. That hard truth is difficult enough to accept. Alzheimer’s disease, however, adds … Continue reading

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