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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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Should You Be Tested for the Alzheimer’s Gene?
Anyone who has a family member with Alzheimer’s disease worries: Does Alzheimer’s run in my family? Will I also go…
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Growing Evidence Links Air Pollution to Alzheimer’s Disease
Two new studies tie air pollution to the brain changes of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings add to a growing body…
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Credit, Financial Problems May Be an Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s Disease
Deterioration over time of someone’s abilities to keep their financial situation under control is more frequent in Alzheimer’s patients. Indeed,…
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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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