Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: December 2008

Blood Sugar Linked to Aging Brain
Keeping blood sugar in check is not just a key to preventing diabetes. It may also help to keep the brain sharp into old age.
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Sleep Apnea Is a Concern in People With Alzheimer’s
Sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that affects some 20 million Americans, may be a problem for people with Alzheimer's, too.
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Can a Fast-Food Diet Hasten the Onset of Alzheimer’s?
Junk food high in fat, cholesterol and sugar could hasten the onset of Alzheimer's, new research suggest.
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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.
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A Starved Brain May Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease
A slow but persistent lack of nutrients in the brain may be a critical factor in causing some forms of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
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Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s, But More Testing Is Needed
A popular drug, valproic acid, used to treat the seizures of epilepsy showed early promise in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.
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Surfing the Web May Be Good for the Brain
Lots of people search the Web for health and medical information, including information about Alzheimer's disease. Now, new research suggests that surfing the Internet may be good for the brain.
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Stay in School and Challenge the Mind to Keep the Mind Sharp
People who have more years of schooling and who work in mentally demanding jobs are less likely to have memory impairment as they age, a new study shows.
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Aiding Alzheimer’s With the Wii Video Game
The Wii video game has proven a popular way for young and old to get a mild workout and enjoy some time with friends and family. It may also be a useful aid for people with Alzheimer's as well.
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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.
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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.
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