Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: July 2009

Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Alzheimer’s
Men and women with a heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation are at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease...
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Eye Disease of Aging Linked to Declining Memory
Seniors who scored low on tests of thinking and memory appeared to be more likely to have the early stages of macular degeneration, an eye disease related to aging.
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Weight Loss May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s
Seniors who quickly shed pounds are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's...
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New Tool Helps Predict Alzheimer’s Risk in Elderly
Researchers have developed a preliminary tool that may help predict whether someone age 65 or older is at low, moderate or high risk of developing dementia over the next six years.
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Teaching Those with Alzheimer’s to Separate the Forest from the Trees
The findings suggest that there it may be possible to train those with Alzheimer's in more effective strategies for recalling vital information.
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When a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Pictures allowed those with mild cognitive impairment, a serious form of memory loss that sometimes precedes Alzheimer's, to better recognize and identify a subject as compared to using just words
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