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Heart Disease Risk Factors Tied to Memory Loss in Old Age

Having a thick middle, high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as well, a new study reports. The findings come from France, where researchers studied … Continue reading

A Heart-Healthy Diet That’s Good for the Brain

Nutrition scientists continue to extol the virtues of a Mediterranean diet, the traditional diet from Italy, Greece and other countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. The diet, high in fruits and vegetables and healthy fats like olive oil, along with … Continue reading

New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s

In the largest study of its kind to date, a team of American researchers has identified four new genes that appear to be linked to Alzheimer’s in old age. Another group of researchers, working in Europe and with the first … Continue reading

Is an Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment at Hand?: An Expert Speaks

By: www.ALZinfo.org About $1 billion is spent each year on medicines like Aricept, Razadyne, Exelon, and Namenda. These drugs are used primarily to ease symptoms of cognitive loss. In general, improvements are modest. Current medications for Alzheimer’s may slow mental … Continue reading

In Search of an Alzheimer’s Cure

By Toby Bilanow With over 5.3 million Americans currently suffering from Alzheimer’s, an effective treatment is needed more than ever. In Search of an Alzheimer’s Cure A cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a holy grail for a growing number of … Continue reading

Looking for Links Between Genes and Alzheimer’s

Researchers are continuing to uncover various genes that may play a role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings offer new clues about who will get Alzheimer’s in old age, and why, and may offer new approaches to treating … 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

Foods Rich in Vitamin E May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Antioxidants, those cell-protecting nutrients found in foods and dietary supplements and also produced naturally in the body, have been studied extensively for their possible benefits in protecting against heart disease, cancer and other major ills. Now a new study finds … 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

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