Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: January 2019

Inflammation May Spur the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease
About 25 percent of people carry a gene that increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in old age. But…
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High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Late-Life Dementia
Women who develop dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy, a condition known as pre-eclampsia, are at increased risk of developing…
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Foods for Brain Health? Try Leafy Greens, Red and Orange Veggies, Berries and Orange Juice
Consuming leafy greens like spinach and lettuce, red and dark orange vegetables, berries and orange juice may be good for…
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Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Share Genetic Links
A healthy heart and vascular system is tied to a healthier brain, a growing body of research shows. Now scientists…
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Widely Used Office Dementia Tests Are Often Inaccurate
Quick tests of memory and thinking skills are often inaccurate in determining who might be in the early stages of…
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Some 44 Million People Have Alzheimer’s Worldwide
How many people are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? About 44 million, according to a new…
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To Drive or Not to Drive? Questions to Ask
Driving can be an important source of autonomy and self-esteem for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, providing…
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Heart Rhythm Disorder, A-Fib, Tied to Dementia Risk
People with an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation are more likely to experience declines in thinking and memory skills…
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Exercise May Prevent Falls in Those with Alzheimer’s Disease
Falls are a leading cause of broken hips and disability in elderly men and women, and they may even hasten…
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