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Drowsiness, Staring and Mental Lapses May Signal Alzheimer’s Disease

Seniors who feel drowsy much of the time, or who have periods when they stare into space or their thinking seems illogical or disorganized, may be at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease… Continue reading

Doing Crossword Puzzles May Help Delay Alzheimer’s Onset

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that mentally challenging activities like word games, playing cards, reading and writing may delay the rapid memory loss that occurs with Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

High Blood Pressure Linked to Memory Problems in Midlife

High blood pressure was linked to memory and thinking problems in people over 45, according to findings from a large study, possibly setting the stage for problems like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia later in life… Continue reading

Weight Loss May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

Seniors who quickly shed pounds are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s… Continue reading

New Tool Helps Predict Alzheimer’s Risk in Elderly

Researchers have developed a preliminary tool that may help predict whether someone age 65 or older is at low, moderate or high risk of developing dementia over the next six years. Continue reading

Common Pain Relievers Ineffective Against Alzheimer’s

Popular painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen did nothing to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in elderly men and women who were taking the drugs for arthritis and other painful conditions… Continue reading

Shrinking Hippocampus Signals Early Alzheimer’s

People who have lost brain cells in the hippocampus area of the brain are more likely to develop dementia, researchers report. Continue reading

Outgoing, Relaxed People May Be Less Likely to Get Alzheimer’s

People who are socially engaged and can easily brush off stress may be at reduced risk for Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

Education Lowers Alzheimer’s Risk, But Not Rate of Mental Decline

Completing high school, or having a college or graduate degree, is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s in old age. Continue reading

Can Doctors Tell When It’s Time to Give Up the Car Keys?

A new study shows doctors may be able to use tests of thinking and perception to help determine whether a person with Alzheimer’s disease can safely get behind the wheel. Continue reading