Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and causes

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

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

Whites and Blacks With Alzheimer’s Equally Likely to Die Prematurely

People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to die earlier than their mentally intact, age-matched peers. Both whites and blacks seem to be equally affected… Continue reading

The Physical Toll of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s remains a leading cause of death, yet many consider it a disease of mind and memory. But there are physical tolls on the body of Alzheimer’s… Continue reading

Thinking Problems May Occur Long Before Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s

Problems with thinking and visual perception may occur years before the memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease becomes apparent… Continue reading

Problems Balancing the Checkbook May Signal Early Alzheimer’s

Whether it’s counting coins, paying bills or balancing the checkbook, money matters are a challenge for anyone with Alzheimer’s disease. Problems handling finances are also often an early warning sign for onset of the illness, new research finds. Continue reading

Infections May Hasten Decline of Alzheimer’s

Colds and other infections may hasten the decline in memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report… Continue reading

Weight Loss May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

Seniors who quickly shed pounds are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s… Continue reading

Eye Disease of Aging Linked to Declining Memory

Seniors who scored low on tests of thinking and memory appeared to be more likely to have the early stages of macular degeneration, an eye disease related to aging. Continue reading

Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Alzheimer’s

Men and women with a heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease… Continue reading