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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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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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