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Could Light Therapy Help People with Alzheimer’s Disease?
A newly proposed study seeks to explore whether delivering light to people with Alzheimer’s disease may help them to sleep…
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Stimulant Drug May Reduce Apathy in People With Alzheimer’s Disease
The drug methylphenidate, a stimulant also known as Ritalin, may reduce apathy in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The benefits were…
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At Risk for Alzheimer’s? A MIND Diet May Help
New evidence supports the idea that what you eat can have benefits for brain health. The study found that eating…
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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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Too Little, or Too Much, Sleep Tied to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk
Sleeping fewer than six hours a night, or more than nine hours a night, is tied to an increased risk…
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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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Having a Listener You Can Depend On Is Good for Your Brain
Numerous studies suggest that having a strong social network may be beneficial to protect the brain against the ravages of…
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Widespread Pain Tied to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk
Widespread pain, a common type of chronic pain that can affect many areas of the body, is tied to an…
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Why a Mentally Challenging Job May Be Good for the Brain
Numerous studies have found that a mentally challenging job may help to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other…
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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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Playing Music or Singing Has Benefits for People with Dementia
Singing or playing a musical instrument is beneficial for people with dementia or serious memory problems, a new analysis found.…
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Foods to Fight Memory Loss? Try Orange Juice, Berries and Peppers
A diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables may help to ward off memory loss, according to a new analysis…
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A Brisk Walk, Three Times a Week, May Help Keep the Brain Young
Older men and women who walked briskly for 40 minutes, three times a week, showed improvements in the white matter…
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Mentally Challenging Puzzles May Be Good for Your Brain
Reading, solving puzzles and engaging in other mentally challenging activities later in life may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease…
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Having the Same Home Nurse Improves Outcomes in People With Alzheimer’s Disease
When people with Alzheimer’s disease who require hospital care are discharged from the hospital, they typically receive follow-up care at…
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Why a Covid Vaccine Is So Important for Someone With Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease raises the risk that someone infected with the novel coronavirus will come down with severe Covid and die,…
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Drugmaker Eli Lilly to Seek Approval for New Alzheimer’s Drug, Donanemab
The drugmaker Eli Lilly announced that it will seek fast approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a new…
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Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm
What You Need to Know About the New Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm
In June, the Food and Drug Administration approved the new drug Aduhelm for people with Alzheimer’s disease. It was the…
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FDA Approves First New Alzheimer’s Drug in 18 Years
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first new Alzheimer’s drug in nearly two decades. The drug, called aducanumab, will…
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Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay
Millions of older adults suffer from a breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea, in which they unknowingly stop breathing for…
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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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Why Vision and Hearing Checks Are So Important As We Age
Vision and hearing loss are extremely common as we grow older. But it’s not just our eyes and ears that…
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Polluted Air Tied to Memory Problems, Even in the Short Term
Living for years in areas high in smog and other air pollutants may contribute to memory loss and increase the…
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Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night in Midlife May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
Men and women who didn’t get enough sleep in their 50s and 60s were at increased risk of developing dementia…
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