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A Lifetime of Physical Activity Is Good for the Brain

Want to help ward off Alzheimer’s in old age? It may never be too early to start exercising. A new study of more than 9,000 women suggests that remaining physically active throughout your life helps keep memory and thinking skills … 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

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

Memory Decline May Be Rapid Before Alzheimer’s Onset

A rapid decline in thinking and memory skills often heralds the onset 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

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 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

PET Scans May Detect Brain Plaques of Alzheimer’s Disease

A type of brain scan known as positron emission tomography, or PET scanning, shows promise as a useful way to detect plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Brain Health Improving in Seniors, But Alzheimer’s Still a Top Concern

Memory loss and thinking problems are becoming less common among older Americans, according to a new national survey of seniors aged 70 and older…seniors today tend to be more physically fit and suffer from less disability than earlier generations Continue reading

Medications May Be to Blame for Some Cases of Memory Loss in Seniors

Various drug treatments may impair thinking in elderly people. Continue reading