Men and women who drink moderately in older age may have better memory than those who abstain from alcohol, a new study shows. The findings suggest that moderate alcohol consumption late in life may have beneficial effects on the brain. … Continue reading →
A novel blood test offers hope for diagnosing Alzheimer’s at its earliest stages, up to 10 years before symptoms like memory loss and confusion take hold. The test needs additional study but, if proven effective, could be useful for identifying … Continue reading →
Older people who report feeling lonely are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The subjective feeling of being isolated and alone appeared to be a risk factor … Continue reading →
Surgeons are testing a procedure called deep brain stimulation for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The technique, which acts like a pacemaker for the brain, has shown promise in easing the movement problems and other symptoms of … Continue reading →
More than half of nursing home residents with advanced Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are taking at least one prescription drug they do not need. The findings come from a countrywide survey of 460 nursing homes that linked … Continue reading →
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