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A Larger Head May Mean a Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Having a larger head circumference, a sign of a bigger brain in young children, may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s in old age, a new study reports. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that the larger the … Continue reading

Clinical Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Dr. Barry Reisberg Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a characteristic process with readily identifiable clinical stages. These clinical stages exist in a continuum with normal aging processes. The clinical stages of AD can be described in alternative ways. For example, … Continue reading

How Education May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers have noted that extra years of schooling during youth can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in old age. As a group, for example, those with a college degree are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those with only an … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s and Other Health Problems

How might other health problems affect people with Alzheimer’s? Another reason for using medications in people who have Alzheimer’s disease is to reduce what is sometimes called “excess disability,” which refers to the increase in Alzheimer’s-like symptoms that are actually … Continue reading