Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: January 2007

Cold Sore Virus Might Play A Role in Alzheimer’s
Virus may interact with a gene that raises Alzheimer's risk. People who carry a gene that raises the risk for Alzheimer's disease in old age may also be more prone to infection...
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End-of-Life Caregiving Offers Rewards Despite Demands
More than two thirds of caregivers reported personal benefits. Friends and family who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another fatal illness find end-of-life care rewarding...
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Higher Folate Levels May Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk
A common B vitamin may boost brain health. People who get plenty of folate, a common B vitamin found in foods and dietary supplements, may be at reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease...
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Cognitive Training Boosts Daily Living Skills in Healthy Seniors Older Adults
Cognitive training sessions aimed at memory, reasoning, and speed boosted ability to perform day-to-day tasks.
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Experimental Brain Scan Technique Detects Early Alzheimer’s
A chemical called FDDNP allows doctors to peer inside the brain.
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Gene May Keep the Mind Sharp into Old Age
Men and women who inherit a certain gene lived to a ripe old age with memory intact.
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Eight Resolutions for a Brain-Healthy New Year
A few simple measures may help keep the brain young for years to come.
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