Tag Archives: American Medical Association

How Mild Cognitive Impairment Affects Day-to-Day Living

People with Alzheimer’s disease often have trouble remembering things like important dates or whether they took their medications, a problem that can disrupt day-to-day activities and planning. The same problems are also common in those with mild cognitive impairment, or … Continue reading

‘Good’ Cholesterol May Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk

High levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the so-called “good” cholesterol, appear to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report. The findings come from a study of older adults living in New York City who were followed for … Continue reading

Foods Rich in Vitamin E May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Antioxidants, those cell-protecting nutrients found in foods and dietary supplements and also produced naturally in the body, have been studied extensively for their possible benefits in protecting against heart disease, cancer and other major ills. Now a new study finds … Continue reading

Dr. E. Ratcliffe Anderson, Jr.

Lieutenant General (Dr.) Edgar Ratcliffe Anderson, Jr. was born in Baton Rouge on March 13, 1940. He was educated in the private, parochial and public schools in Baton Rouge and attended LSU from 1957 to 1960 and was a member … Continue reading

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans Linked to Dementia

A growing number of veterans are returning from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and it may be increasing their risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in old age, a new study shows. PTSD is a growing … Continue reading

About ALZinfo.org

Education is the first step to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. ALZinfo.org is a tool of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation to educate people about this devastating disease. The mission of the website is to educate, engage … Continue reading

Regular Exercise and Resistance Training Are Good for the Brain

Ongoing physical activity has been linked to a longer life and all kinds of benefits for the body, including less heart disease, fewer falls and broken bones, greater lung function and a trimmer physique. Now, two new studies provide further … Continue reading

Certain Foods May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

July 31, 2010 Researchers in New York studied the diets of older men and women and found that certain foods may be especially effective in helping to protect against Alzheimer’s. The findings appeared online in the Archives of Neurology, a … Continue reading

People With Alzheimer’s Lose Lean Muscle

Men and women with Alzheimer’s disease often lose muscle mass, and the loss of muscle may be linked to shrinkage of the brain. The findings, which appeared in the Archives of Neurology, a medical journal from the American Medical Association, … Continue reading

Worries About Memory May Signal Later Alzheimer’s Disease

July 1, 2010 Elderly men and women who are worried about memory loss are more likely to develop more serious memory and thinking problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, than their age-matched peers without memory problems, a new study reports. The findings … Continue reading