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Belly Fat in Middle Age Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Women who store fat on their waist in their 40s and 50s are more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease in old age than their thin-waisted peers. Continue reading

Apathy a Common Problem in Alzheimer’s

Most people think of memory loss when they think of Alzheimer’s. But the disease can cause a wide range of behavioral and personality changes as well… Continue reading

Fat Hormone Leptin Linked to Alzheimer’s

Older men and women with high levels of leptin, a hormone made by fat cells and linked to appetite regulation, may have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to those with low levels of the hormone, a new study reports. Continue reading

Imaging Test May Predict Progression to Alzheimer’s

An imaging agent called Pittsburgh compound B may allow doctors to detect Alzheimer’s at very early stages, before memory loss and other symptoms become evident… Continue reading

F.D.A. Approves New Generic Form of Aricept

Aricept, the widely prescribed drug for early to middle stages Alzheimer’s disease, is now available in a generic form that dissolves on the tongue, after the Food and Drug Administration approved the generic drug for sale in the United States… Continue reading

Mildly High Cholesterol at Midlife Is Linked to Alzheimer’s

Men and women whose cholesterol levels were mildly elevated in middle age are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease as they grow old… Continue reading

Simple Written Exam May Detect Alzheimer’s Early

A quick and simple mental agility quiz may help detect Alzheimer’s disease more easily and accurately… Continue reading

Doing Crossword Puzzles May Help Delay Alzheimer’s Onset

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that mentally challenging activities like word games, playing cards, reading and writing may delay the rapid memory loss that occurs with Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Eating Fish Boosts Brain Health

There’s more good news on the fish front: A large study conducted in developing countries found that a diet rich in fish may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia… Continue reading

Lack of Sleep May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s

Sleep deprivation may be bad for the brain, a new study in mice suggests… Continue reading

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