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Category: Diagnosis and Causes

Another Alzheimer’s Risk Factor
Having high blood pressure greatly increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But there’s another reason to…
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How Covid May Affect Your Alzheimer’s Risk
Here’s another reason to avoid getting Covid-19: It may increase your Alzheimer’s risk. People 65 and older who got Covid…
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Sitting is sitting… Except When It’s Not
Not all sitting is the same when it comes to brain health, according to a new report. The study found…
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These Popular Foods May Add to Dementia Risk
People who regularly eat a lot of highly processed foods and drinks like cheeseburgers, chips, fried chicken, sausage, pizza, biscuits…
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The No. 1 Modifiable Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease
Many factors help explain why some people develop Alzheimer’s disease. The genes you inherit and advancing age are among the…
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What Every Alzheimer’s Caregiver Should Know About This Leading Cause of Disability
New research sheds light on one of the most common problems in older people: falls, which are of particular concern…
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Hormones and Memory Connection
Menopause, the time in a woman’s life when levels of the female sex hormone estrogen drop and menstrual cycles stop,…
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Loss of Smell May Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease
A declining sense of smell may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, a new report confirms. The study found…
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Excessive Napping Linked to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk
Older men and women who take long or frequent daytime naps are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. And…
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Having Memory Problems Doesn’t Mean You’ll Develop Alzheimer’s
Many older men and women with memory problems are given a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, a brain…
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These Unusual Symptoms May Affect Your Alzheimer’s Risk
Can having certain medical conditions affect your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease up to 15 years later? It might, according…
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Heart Risks in Midlife Tied to Greater Cognitive Decline in Women
Many middle-aged Americans have risk factors for heart disease, including diabetes and high blood pressure, and studies have shown that…
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A Resting Heart Rate of 80 or Higher May Raise Your Alzheimer’s Risk
Older men and women who have a high heart rate at rest — 80 beats a minute or higher —…
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Vision Loss May Increase Dementia Risk
Two new studies underscore the importance of good vision for brain health. The studies found that those with impaired vision…
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Train and Traffic Noise May Raise Alzheimer’s Risk
Living near a noisy road or train route may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of…
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Erratic Driving as an Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s Disease
Can erratic driving be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease? A new study suggests it might be. The study found…
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Moving Closer to an Eye Test for Alzheimer’s
Unique eye changes may be an early harbinger of Alzheimer’s disease, two new studies report. The findings could lead to…
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Living in Poverty May Be Bad for the Brain
Older men and women living in neighborhoods with higher poverty rates and fewer educational and job opportunities had more signs…
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People With Dementia Are More Likely to Get Covid, and not Recover From It
People with dementia are twice as likely to get Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and four times…
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Higher Blood Pressure at Night Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk
Blood pressure typically varies over the course of 24 hours, and is typically lower at night than during the day.…
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People with Depression or Anxiety May Develop Alzheimer’s at Younger Ages
Depression and anxiety are tied to earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report. The study found that…
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Writing Samples May Predict Onset of Alzheimer’s Years Later
It’s long been known that people with Alzheimer’s disease have struggles with language that worsen as the disease progresses. Now…
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Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange at Higher Dementia Risk
Veterans who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War may be at increased risk of developing…
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Most People with Alzheimer’s Have Mild or Moderate Disease
Just over half of people with Alzheimer’s disease have mild illness, according to a new analysis. Thirty percent have moderate…
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