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‘Good’ Cholesterol May Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk

High levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the so-called “good” cholesterol, appear to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report. The findings come from a study of older adults living in New York City who were followed for … Continue reading

Speaking Two Languages May Help Keep the Brain Sharp

Men and women who are fluent in more than one language may be protected in part from the memory ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that intellectual challenges like … Continue reading

People With Alzheimer’s at High Risk of Falls and Injury

Falls are a leading cause of broken hips and other serious injuries in the elderly, and those with Alzheimer’s are at particularly high risk of falling. Problems with vision, perception and balance increase as Alzheimer’s advances, making the risk of … Continue reading

Can Vitamin B12 Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s?

New research points to a possible role for vitamin B12, a nutrient important for nerve and brain health, in the prevention of Alzheimer’s. People who had evidence of high levels of the vitamin in their blood appeared to be at … Continue reading

Fitness in a Flash: Exercise for Older Adults and Caregivers

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Regular physical activity can keep you strong, improve your flexibility and help you manage stress. But when you’re a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s often difficult to find time to exercise. If … Continue reading

A Walk in the Park

By Tiffani Hill-Patterson By now, everyone knows the health benefits of walking: improved cardiovascular function, weight loss, bone building, stress reduction. But did you know that taking a walk outside offers even more rewards? Numerous studies show that getting outdoors … Continue reading

Senior-Friendly Fitness Close to Home

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Exercise is not only good for your body; it’s good for your brain. Physical activity encourages regular brain functions and helps keep the brain active. A study by the University of Washington found regular exercise reduces … Continue reading

How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

By: www.ALZinfo.org How can I communicate better with my loved one who has Alzheimer’s? Learning about Alzheimer’s—how it progresses and how it is managed— is critical to understanding how best to interact and communicate with a person who has Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Diabetes Linked to Brain Damage of Alzheimer’s Disease

People with type 2 diabetes or in the early stages of getting the disease appear to be at an increased risk of developing the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are troubling, as diabetes is becoming alarmingly common in … Continue reading

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