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Why Snoring Could Be a Sign of Increased Alzheimer’s Risk
A new study on sleep apnea, a nighttime breathing disorder often marked by snoring, underscores how sleep troubles may be…
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Being Overweight May Be Bad for Your Brain
Need more incentive to keep your weight down? A large new analysis confirms that carrying excess weight increases your risk…
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Heart Risks Tied to Increased Dementia Risks
Having risk factors for heart disease and stroke is associated with brain changes that may predict memory and thinking problems…
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‘A4’ Study Links Beta-Amyloid to Early Alzheimer’s
The first data from a new study that is looking at the brains of cognitively normal adults at increased risk…
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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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Depression Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Being depressed increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, a new study reports. The study…
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Poor Sleep Tied to Rise in Alzheimer’s Protein in Blood
Young, healthy men who were deprived of just a single night of sleep had elevated blood levels of tau, a…
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Air Pollution Tied to Alzheimer’s Brain Changes
Could air pollution contribute to memory decline and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? New findings suggest it might. The research,…
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The Tau of Alzheimer’s
Scientists have long known that Alzheimer’s disease is marked by the abnormal accumulation of two main types of proteins in…
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Anemia Tied to Alzheimer’s Risk
Anemia, a common condition in the elderly marked by low levels of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells,…
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‘Squeezed’ Blood Vessels in the Brain May Contribute to Alzheimer’s Onset
Blood flow to the brain becomes sharply reduced early in the course of Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists may have discovered…
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Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk
Many men who are treated for prostate cancer receive androgen deprivation therapy, or ADT, as part of their treatment. ADT…
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Lack of Deep Sleep Tied to Alzheimer’s Brain Changes
Older people who don’t sleep deeply have changes in the brain typical of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.…
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Inflammation in Middle Age Tied to Thinking and Memory Problems Later
Men and women who had high levels of inflammatory blood markers in their 50s were at increased risk of developing…
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Frailty May Increase Susceptibility to Alzheimer’s Disease
Older adults who are frail are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new report found. Frailty increased the…
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Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Help Keep Memory Sharp
Older people with high blood pressure who got intensive treatment to lower their blood pressure were at lower risk of…
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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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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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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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Daytime Sleepiness Tied to Alzheimer’s Brain Changes
A long-term study of aging men and women found that those who said they were often very sleepy during the…
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Stress May Affect Memory and Brain Size
Men and women who had high blood levels of cortisol, the so-called stress hormone, performed worse on tests of memory…
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Memory and Thinking Skills May Wane in Winter Months
Memory and thinking skills may vary by season for people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report. Investigators found…
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