Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: December 2009

Lack of Sleep May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s
Sleep deprivation may be bad for the brain, a new study in mice suggests...
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Knowing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s
Would you want to know your risk for Alzheimer's disease? New genetic tests make it possible to learn if you carry a gene that make you susceptible to developing severe memory loss and problems with thinking in old age.
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Obesity Linked to Alzheimer’s
Being overweight or obese leads to brain shrinkage in old age and, researchers say, and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease...
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Whites and Blacks With Alzheimer’s Equally Likely to Die Prematurely
People with Alzheimer's disease tend to die earlier than their mentally intact, age-matched peers. Both whites and blacks seem to be equally affected...
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Strong Muscles May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s in Old Age
Older adults who maintain their muscle strength are at lower risk of memory problems and Alzheimer's disease than those who are weaker, a new study shows...
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The Physical Toll of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer's remains a leading cause of death, yet many consider it a disease of mind and memory. But there are physical tolls on the body of Alzheimer's...
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High Blood Pressure and Inflammation Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
A new study has found that offspring of those with Alzheimer's are more likely to have high blood pressure and signs of inflammation than those whose parents did not have Alzheimer's.
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