Whites and Blacks With Alzheimer’s Equally Likely to Die Prematurely

December 23, 2009

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... Read More

Obesity Linked to Alzheimer’s

December 23, 2009

Being overweight or obese leads to brain shrinkage in old age and, researchers say, and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease... Read More

Knowing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

December 23, 2009

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. Read More

Lack of Sleep May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s

December 23, 2009

Sleep deprivation may be bad for the brain, a new study in mice suggests... Read More

Strong Muscles May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s in Old Age

December 7, 2009

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... Read More

The Physical Toll of Alzheimer’s Disease

December 7, 2009

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... Read More

High Blood Pressure and Inflammation Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

December 7, 2009

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. Read More

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