Tag Archives: Rush University Medical Center

Brain Changes May Be Early Clue to Alzheimer’s

Researchers are discovering subtle changes in different areas of the brain that may be early clues to the onset of Alzheimer’s. The findings could lead to earlier diagnosis of the disease, which doctors are coming to realize may affect the … Continue reading

Doing Crossword Puzzles May Keep the Mind Sharp, for a Time

Mentally stimulating activities like doing crossword puzzles, reading and visiting museums may slow the decline of thinking skills with advancing age and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to a new report. But the … Continue reading

Suggesting a Memory Screening

By Kevin Gault It can be a touchy moment: You notice changes in a loved one’s cognitive abilities, want to suggest screening for possible memory deficit, but aren’t sure how to go about doing that. If that sounds like a … 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

Feeling Like Your Life Has Purpose May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Men and women who have a great sense of purpose in their lives appear to be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s in old age… 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

Can a Nutritional Drink Help People With Alzheimer’s?

An experimental nutritional drink is being tested that aims to boost the cognitive abilities of those with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Whites and Blacks With Alzheimer’s Equally Likely to Die Prematurely

People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to die earlier than their mentally intact, age-matched peers. Both whites and blacks seem to be equally affected… 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