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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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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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