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Fat Hormone Leptin Linked to Alzheimer’s

Older men and women with high levels of leptin, a hormone made by fat cells and linked to appetite regulation, may have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to those with low levels of the hormone, a new study reports. Continue reading

New Tool Helps Predict Alzheimer’s Risk in Elderly

Researchers have developed a preliminary tool that may help predict whether someone age 65 or older is at low, moderate or high risk of developing dementia over the next six years. Continue reading

10 Tips for Keeping the Brain Sharp Into 2009

One piece of excellent news in the past year was that brain health seems to be improving among older Americans. Continue reading

Razadyne Shows Modest Benefits for Severe Alzheimer’s

People in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease may benefit from the drug galantamine, according to a large new study from Europe. Continue reading

B Vitamins Show No Benefits for Slowing the Decline of Alzheimer’s

High doses of B vitamins did not slow thinking and memory declines in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a rigorous new report. Continue reading

High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Cut Survival in People With Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease who also have diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to die sooner than people without such disorders. Continue reading

Lowering Blood Pressure in the Elderly May Offer Modest Protection Against Alzheimer’s

Getting blood pressure under control appears to be an important step for reducing heart disease and stroke in the elderly… Continue reading

Good Cholesterol Linked to Better Memory

Keeping cholesterol under control limits the risk of heart disease, now, research shows that HDL, the so-called good form of cholesterol, may also be good for the memory.
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Can an Advil a Day Keep Alzheimer’s Away?

Studies are conflicted on whether anti-inflammatories lower dementia risk. Continue reading

Diabetes in Mid-Life Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Men who develop diabetes in mid-life significantly increased their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later. Continue reading