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How Olive Oil May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Numerous studies suggest that olive oil, one of the foundations of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, may also be good for the brain. Now researchers are uncovering reasons why the aromatic oil, part of the traditional diet of Mediterranean countries like … Continue reading

Controlling Blood Pressure May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Keeping your blood pressure under control may help to ward off Alzheimer’s in old age, a new study found. The study included 118 men and women, ages 47 to 89, who were part of the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study, a … Continue reading

New Rules Proposed for Testing Alzheimer’s Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration, the government agency that approves new drugs for sale in the United States, is proposing to loosen the rules for testing new treatments for Alzheimer’s. The new rules would make it easier for new drugs … Continue reading

Are You Part of The Sandwich Generation?

Whether they know it or not, many Baby Boomers belong to the “sandwich generation.” This doesn’t refer to what they eat for lunch. It’s about their situation, sandwiched between caring for their children and their parents at the same time. … Continue reading

Silver Alerts Are as Good as Gold

Days after an 88-year-old resident of an Eastern Oklahoma residential facility went missing, he was found in Flagstaff, Arizona. A 71-year old Texan who wandered from his home was located the next day, disoriented but alive. A North Carolina 20-year-old … Continue reading

MetLife Foundation Announces Research Award Winners

In May, MetLife Foundation honored the recipients of the 2013 Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease. Yueming Li, PhD, is a member and professor of the Sloan-Kettering Institute and director and professor of the Graduate Program in Pharmacology at … Continue reading

Weathering the Cold

Winter is rarely a wonderland. Often, it’s a harsh season fraught with numerous health and safety risks. For senior citizens and people with dementia, the cold-weather months can be particularly perilous. Such groups need to take particular care throughout the … Continue reading

The ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Battles Alzheimer’s

It’s not often a celebrity has a career that spans more than 50 years. It’s also uncommon for a person affected by Alzheimer’s disease to release a record that makes it in the top 10 on the Billboard chart. Meet … Continue reading

Poor Sleep May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease often sleep poorly. Now, a new study shows that sleep problems may signal the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, are consistent with earlier … Continue reading

Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

Eating a diet rich in antioxidants may not lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study that found that overall antioxidant intake was not related to dementia risk. But as with all food research, the connection … Continue reading

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