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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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Widely Used Office Dementia Tests Are Often Inaccurate
Quick tests of memory and thinking skills are often inaccurate in determining who might be in the early stages of…
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Heart Rhythm Disorder, A-Fib, Tied to Dementia Risk
People with an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation are more likely to experience declines in thinking and memory skills…
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Daytime Sleepiness Tied to Alzheimer’s Brain Changes
A long-term study of aging men and women found that those who said they were often very sleepy during the…
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Stress May Affect Memory and Brain Size
Men and women who had high blood levels of cortisol, the so-called stress hormone, performed worse on tests of memory…
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Memory and Thinking Skills May Wane in Winter Months
Memory and thinking skills may vary by season for people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report. Investigators found…
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High Blood Pressure at Age 50 Tied to Dementia Later in Life
Having high blood pressure at age 50 is linked to an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of…
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High Fat, High Sugar Diet Tied to Alzheimer’s Brain Changes
Can our long-term diets influence the course of Alzheimer’s disease? A new study found that aging mice fed a high…
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Kidney Dialysis Patients at High Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Older men and women undergoing dialysis for kidney disease face an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms…
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Daytime Sleepiness May Be Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer’s
Older adults who were excessively sleepy during the day showed signs of brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s disease. The…
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Alzheimer’s Disease Increases the Risk of Falls
Falls are common in older men and women, and can lead to prolonged hospital stays and serious medical complications. Falls…
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High Blood Sugar Tied to Memory Decline
High levels of blood sugar are associated with declines in thinking and memory skills, a new study reports. The higher…
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Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Gets Closer
Researchers are moving closer to developing a blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. The availability of a reliable blood…
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Worried About Your Memory? Alzheimer’s May Not Be to Blame
If you’re experiencing memory problems and are worried about Alzheimer’s disease, your self-awareness is a good sign and your memory…
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Brain Changes of Menopause May Promote Alzheimer’s
The hormone changes that occur in a woman’s body during menopause may affect the brain in ways that increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. The findings could help explain in part why women tend to get Alzheimer’s more often than men do.
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Predicting Who Will Get Alzheimer’s
It’s practically impossible today to predict if older adults with memory problems will go on to develop full-blown Alzheimer’s disease.…
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Personality Changes Are Not the Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s
People with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia typically display troubling changes in behavior and personality. People may become…
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Midlife Heart Problems Raise Alzheimer’s Risk
A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that people who have risk factors for heart disease in…
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Anemia Tied to Mild Cognitive Impairment Risk
Anemia, or a low red blood cell count, is associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment, a form…
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Being Too Thin Late in Life Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk
Elderly men and women who were underweight had more of the brain plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease,…
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