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Category: Diagnosis and Causes

A New Genetic Form of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Carrying the APOE-E4 gene variant, inherited from one or both parents, has long been linked to an increased risk of…
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Don’t Ignore the Snore
Do you snore? It could be a sign of sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder that is tied to an…
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Free of Memory Problems, but Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s?
Can someone who has no memory problems be given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease? That is the conundrum posed by…
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The Air You Breathe May Affect Your Alzheimer’s Risk
People who live in areas with lots of vehicle traffic and who breath in pollutants from diesel exhaust and other…
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The Brain-Belly Connection
Do you have Alzheimer’s in your family? It may be especially important to watch your waistline.  A new study found…
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Your Midlife Sleep Habits May Affect Your Alzheimer’s Risk
People in their 30s and 40s who tend to have disrupted sleep, waking up numerous times during the night, are…
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Common Stomach Bug May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
A gut bacteria that causes ulcers may be linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The bacteria, known…
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Millions Have Mild Cognitive Impairment but Don’t Know It
Many older people forget where they placed their car keys or can’t immediately recall an acquaintance’s name. And most write…
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This Common Heart Rhythm Disorder May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
An irregular heart rhythm that many people do not even know they have may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease…
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Attention Deficit Disorder May Increase Dementia Risk
Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are nearly three times more likely than their peers without attention problems…
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Blood pressure in your 30s
Heart health is closely tied to brain health, and it’s never too early to start taking measures to protect both.…
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What Your Bone Health May Say About Your Brain Health
Want to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease? Take a look at the health of your bones. A new study…
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Why This Might Be Bad for Your Brain
A new study sheds light on why social isolation can be so bad for the brain. It found that compared…
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These Popular Pills May Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer’s
People who often take medications to aid their sleep are at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new…
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Regular Use of These May Increase the Risk of Dementia
Regular use of laxatives, commonly taken to relieve constipation, is associated with an increased risk for dementia, according to a…
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What Do These Things Have to Do With Alzheimer’s?
How strong your grip is, and how quickly you can walk, may be indicators of how likely you are to…
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7 Healthy Habits That Do Double-Duty
About one in 10 Americans has diabetes, a disorder of blood sugar control that can lead to heart attacks, strokes,…
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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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