Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: March 2009

Mediterranean Diet Helps Ward Off Memory Loss
A Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and unsaturated fats appeared to lower the risk of mild cognitive impairment, a form of memory loss that often precedes Alzheimer's disease.
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Can Doctors Tell When It’s Time to Give Up the Car Keys?
A new study shows doctors may be able to use tests of thinking and perception to help determine whether a person with Alzheimer's disease can safely get behind the wheel.
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Education Lowers Alzheimer’s Risk, But Not Rate of Mental Decline
Completing high school, or having a college or graduate degree, is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's in old age.
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Popular Drugs Can Impair Memory
Medications commonly prescribed to seniors with a wide range of medical complaints can impair memory, a new study reports.
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Abuse of Alzheimer’s Patients Common Among Family Caregivers
More than half of those who cared for a relative with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia admitted to researchers that they had mistreated them.
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Outgoing, Relaxed People May Be Less Likely to Get Alzheimer’s
People who are socially engaged and can easily brush off stress may be at reduced risk for Alzheimer's.
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Drug Cocktail May Slow Alzheimer’s
Memantine is marketed for moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's, but two recent studies suggest it is effective for all stages of the disease when used in combination with any one of the older Alzheimer's drugs.
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