Tag Archives: American Medical Association

Antipsychotics Pose Risks

Even Short-Term Use of Psychosis-Fighting Drugs Poses Dangers for Those With Alzheimer’s Continue reading

Middle-Age Smokers May Have Worse Memories Than Those Who Don’t Smoke

Smoking at midlife increases the risk of failing memory. Continue reading

Risk of Alzheimer’s Increases When Both Parents Have the Disease

If both of your parents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you are at increased risk of developing the disease as well. Continue reading

Mentally Stimulating Leisure Activities May Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Reading and crossword puzzles may build up cognitive reserve. Continue reading

Exploring the Link Between Parkinson’s and Dementia

Relatives of someone with Parkinson’s were found to be at increased risk for dementia. Continue reading

High Blood Pressure Boosts Risk for Memory Problems

Hypertension is linked to mild cognitive impairment. Continue reading

Beta Carotene May Help Keep the Brain Young

A large new study points to potential benefits from long-term use of beta-carotene supplements. Continue reading

Are You Conscientious? You May Be Less Likely to Get Alzheimer’s

Discipline and purpose may be markers for a dementia-resistant brain. Continue reading

Poor Scent Detection May Signal Early Alzheimer’s

An inability to detect common odors may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report. Continue reading

Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems

A new study finds that diabetes is also linked to an increased risk for mild cognitive impairment, a condition marked by difficulties in thinking and learning. In some people, mild cognitive impairment may be an “early,” transitional form of Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading