Tag Archives: American Medical Association

Certain Foods May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Certain foods may be especially effective in helping to protect against Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

High Blood Pressure Linked to Alzheimer’s in Seniors

Men and women who have high blood pressure in middle age are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. 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… Continue reading

Whites and Blacks With Alzheimer’s Equally Likely to Die Prematurely

People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to die earlier than their mentally intact, age-matched peers. Both whites and blacks seem to be equally affected… Continue reading

Strong Muscles May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s in Old Age

Older adults who maintain their muscle strength are at lower risk of memory problems and Alzheimer’s disease than those who are weaker, a new study shows… Continue reading

High Blood Pressure and Inflammation Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that offspring of those with Alzheimer’s are more likely to have high blood pressure and signs of inflammation than those whose parents did not have Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

Thinking Problems May Occur Long Before Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s

Problems with thinking and visual perception may occur years before the memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease becomes apparent… Continue reading

Eye Disease of Aging Linked to Declining Memory

Seniors who scored low on tests of thinking and memory appeared to be more likely to have the early stages of macular degeneration, an eye disease related to aging. Continue reading

Brain Scans Support Cognitive Reserve Theory for Preventing Alzheimer’s

Education may provide mental reserves that help to keep the brain agile into old age… Continue reading

New Memory Test Cutoff May Detect College-Educated Adults With Alzheimer’s

Providing a different cutoff point on the Mini-Mental State Exam, or MMSE, a 30-question questionnaire commonly used to suggest a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, may identify more college-educated adults with early disease, a new study suggest. Continue reading