Tag Archives: Archives of Internal Medicine

Heavy Smoking Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

If you need another reason to quit smoking, here it is: People who are heavy smokers in middle age have nearly double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in old age, a new study reports. Smoking, long known to be … Continue reading

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Memory Decline

Vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine vitamin” long linked to healthy bones, has also been hailed as a possible protector against heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Now, a new study from Italy finds that the vitamin may be important for brain … Continue reading

Spinal Fluid Test Can Predict Early Alzheimer’s

A test that measures proteins in the spinal fluid was accurate in detecting which people with memory problems would go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could lead to a safe and accurate way to test for Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

When Patients With Advanced Alzheimer’s Get Pneumonia

Up to 90 percent of people in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease must be cared for in a nursing home at some point during their lives, and many of those are prone to serious infections like pneumonia. A new … 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

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

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

Antibiotics, Alzheimer’s and End-of-Life Care

People in the most advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease most often live in nursing homes and are prone to respiratory infections, fevers and other ills… 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