Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: May 2011

Heart Disease Risk Factors Tied to Memory Loss in Old Age
Having a thick middle, high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s…
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Brain Scans Lead to Earlier Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
Scientists are moving closer to diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease at an earlier stage using special brain scans. The scans, which are…
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A Heart-Healthy Diet That’s Good for the Brain
Nutrition scientists continue to extol the virtues of a Mediterranean diet, the traditional diet from Italy, Greece and other countries…
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Just Forgetful, or Is It Dementia?
Everyone becomes forgetful from time to time: forgetting where you placed the car keys, not remembering to pick up an…
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People With Alzheimer’s Can’t Clear Plaque
Scientists have long been studying beta-amyloid, the sticky protein that builds up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease.…
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‘Good’ Cholesterol May Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk
High levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the so-called “good” cholesterol, appear to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a…
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Blood Poisoning’s Toll on the Brain
Every year, some 750,000 Americans suffer from sepsis, a life-threatening ailment that many have never heard of. The condition, sometimes…
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