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Category: Caregiving and Risk Factors

Easing the Burden of Mealtime Caregiving
Mealtimes present special challenges for people with Alzheimer’s disease and those who care for them. But there are ways ease…
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Caregiving Is a Two Way Street
When It Comes to Caregiving, Don’t Forget the Role that People With Alzheimer’s Can Play People with Alzheimer’s disease often…
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How AI Can Identify Alzheimer’s Risk Factors
There’s been much in the media recently about artificial intelligence, or AI. Now scientists are using AI to spot previously…
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The Mental Health Toll of Alzheimer’s Caregiving
People who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease are at high risk of developing symptoms of depression that…
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What Our Dreams May Tell Us About Our Alzheimer’s Risk
Middle aged men and women who have troubling dreams at least once a week are at increased risk of cognitive…
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Does the Caregiver Also Need Care?
Many people 50 and older worry that their memory is slipping and that it might be an early sign of…
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Social Isolation Can Increase Your Alzheimer’s Risk
Being socially cut off from others can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to…
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Dementia Risks Vary in the Later Decades of Life
Heart disease and diabetes are well known risk factors for dementia in later life. Now a new study shows that…
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Too Little, or Too Much, Sleep Tied to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk
Sleeping fewer than six hours a night, or more than nine hours a night, is tied to an increased risk…
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Widespread Pain Tied to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk
Widespread pain, a common type of chronic pain that can affect many areas of the body, is tied to an…
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Polluted Air Tied to Memory Problems, Even in the Short Term
Living for years in areas high in smog and other air pollutants may contribute to memory loss and increase the…
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Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night in Midlife May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
Men and women who didn’t get enough sleep in their 50s and 60s were at increased risk of developing dementia…
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Three Fourths of Alzheimer’s Patients Are on Risky Medications
Nearly three quarters of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are on medications that were not specifically…
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Alzheimer’s Caregivers at Risk for Depression
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can increase the risk of depression in caregivers, and symptoms of depression…
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Put You at Risk for Alzheimer’s
People with inflammatory bowel disease are up to six times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those without the…
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Why More Women Than Men Get Alzheimer’s Disease
About two thirds of people with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Scientists have long thought the main reason why more women…
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Stress May Increase Your Alzheimer’s Risk; Take Steps to Reduce It
A large new study found that stress-related disorders are tied to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The findings…
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Sleeping Pills May Increase Your Dementia Risk
More and more of us are becoming anxious and stressed because of the coronavirus pandemic. And an increasing number are…
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Poor Vision May Increase Your Risk of Dementia
Poor hearing is a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Now a new study reports…
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Stay Social! Being Alone Can Increase Your Alzheimer’s Risk
In this time of social distancing and coronavirus, a growing number of people find themselves isolated, lacking social interaction and…
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High or Low Blood Pressure May Raise the Risk of Dementia
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure in midlife may be important for helping to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and…
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How Alcohol Might Affect Your Dementia Risk
Moderate drinking is unlikely to affect the risk of developing dementia in healthy older men and women, according to a…
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The Hidden Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are estimated to cost $290 billion dollars a year in the United States,…
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Susceptible to Scams? It May Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease
Older men and women who are cognitively “normal” but who are prone to falling for financial scams and other forms…
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