Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: April 2008

Exploring the Link Between Depression and Early Alzheimer’s
A growing body of evidence suggests that a pattern of depression, even decades earlier, may up the risk for developing Alzheimer's.
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Pittsburgh Compound B Visualizes Alzheimer’s in the Living Brain
An imaging agent developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that attaches to brain areas damaged by Alzheimer's disease may allow doctors to diagnose Alzheimer's at an earlier stage.
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Alzheimer’s to Strike One in Eight Baby Boomers
About one in six female and one in 10 male baby boomers or more than 10 million people overall are expected to come down with Alzheimer's disease in the coming decades, a new report claims.
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Midlife Spread Increases Risk of Dementia
Having a thick middle in your middle years may increase your risk for dementia, a new study shows.
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An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis May Bring Relief
There may be multiple benefits for those with dementia to getting a diagnosis.
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Risk of Alzheimer’s Increases When Both Parents Have the Disease
If both of your parents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, you are at increased risk of developing the disease as well.
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April Is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, a Sister Ailment to Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's like problems may be due to dementia from Parkinson's disease, the second most common degenerative nerve ailment after Alzheimer's.
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