Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: November 2014

In Advanced Alzheimer’s, Too Many Medications
More than half of nursing home residents with advanced Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are taking at least…
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Rare Case Offers Hope for New Alzheimer’s Therapies
For about 20 years, the gene known as APOE has been recognized as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. People…
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Grilled Meat May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
You may want to think twice before throwing the steaks on the grill. A new report suggests that compounds formed…
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Pills for Anxiety and Sleep Linked to Alzheimer’s
Long-term use of benzodiazepine medications, widely used to ease anxiety and promote sleep, is tied to an increased risk of…
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Memory Slips May Predict Dementia Years Later
People who worry that their memory is slipping are more likely than their peers without memory concerns to develop Alzheimer’s…
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Feelings Linger as Memory Fades
People with Alzheimer’s disease may not recall a visit from a loved one. But feelings from the visit may linger…
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Antidepressant Shows Benefits, and Risks, for Agitation of Alzheimer’s
Agitation is a common problem in people in the more advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but there are few effective…
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Six Medical Tests and Treatments That People With Alzheimer’s May Not Need
Doctors who specialize in treating elderly patients have compiled a list of common medical practices that consumers should talk to…
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Coordinated Care Lets Alzheimer’s Patients Stay at Home Longer
Elderly men and women with Alzheimer’s and other serious memory problems who got home visits and care assessments from a…
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