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Graceful Exercise: Tai Chi

By Jason Schneider Exercise is important for people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to people with memory problems, as well as their caregivers. Low-impact exercises, such as water aerobics, yoga—and even simply walking—are often suggested for older … Continue reading

Non-Genetic Risk Factors

Age During the course of normal aging, the brain undergoes a number of changes: Some neurons (nerve cells) in certain brain regions die, although most neurons important to learning are spared; Some neurons and the fibers that connect them to … Continue reading

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not yet fully understood, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers. This is one of the most exciting – and most important – areas of research, because understanding the causes should lead to … 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

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

High Blood Pressure Linked to Memory Problems in Midlife

High blood pressure was linked to memory and thinking problems in people over 45, according to findings from a large study, possibly setting the stage for problems like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia later in life… 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

10 Tips for Keeping the Brain Sharp Into 2009

One piece of excellent news in the past year was that brain health seems to be improving among older Americans. Continue reading

High Cholesterol in Your 40s Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Those with high cholesterol in their early 40s are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those with low cholesterol. Continue reading

Midlife Spread Increases Risk of Dementia

Having a thick middle in your middle years may increase your risk for dementia, a new study shows. Continue reading