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Changing ‘the tragedy narrative’: Why a growing camp is promoting a more joyful approach to Alzheimer’s

Tom and Peggy Misciagna were sitting in their Manassas, Va., home recently, talking about the children they adopted overseas in the 1980s, when Tom, 64, misremembered a major detail.

FDA targets illegally marketed dietary supplements

The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced Monday.

Participating in the arts creates paths to healthy aging

We all know to eat right, exercise, and get a good night’s sleep to stay healthy. But can flexing our creative muscles help us thrive as we age? Ongoing research looking at singing group programs, theater training, and visual arts for older adults suggest that participating in the arts may improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults.

Study: Deep Sleep Is Required to ‘Clean’ the Brain, Prevent Alzheimer’s

What does your brain do while you sleep? According to a new study, deep sleep is when your brain gets a scrub down, washing away the toxic waste that contributes to diseases like Alzheimer’s.

An Education Is No Defense Against Alzheimer’s, But Learning Is Still Good for the Brain

There is little that is known for sure in the realm of Alzheimer’s research, and what we do know seems like it’s always changing. Case in point: It used to be that having an education was considered a defense against Alzheimer’s. But new research is showing that presumption might not be the case.

Feed Your Gut to Help Your Brain

Head to toe you are about 37 trillion human cells, give or take a trillion. You are also about 37 trillion bacteria cells.   I hate to break it to you, but you are half human, half bacteria.

An Alzheimer’s epidemic is coming. Here's how to prepare

The greatest emerging risk to women’s health can be summed up in this stark statistic: Every 65 seconds in the United States a new brain develops Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of them belong to women, and no one knows why that is.

Could Gut Bacteria Be Linked to Dementia Risk?

People with dementia show a different makeup in the bacteria dwelling in their guts, a preliminary study finds -- raising questions about whether the "bugs" play some role in the brain disease.

What’s good for your heart is good for your brain

With all the talk of hearts this month, let’s take a look at how heart health affects your brain. It turns out what’s good for your heart really is good for your brain. Since the heart pumps blood through every vessel in your body, it makes sense. 

Lowering blood pressure may help cut risk of early dementia, study finds

Lowering blood pressure to 120 reduces risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a common precursor to Alzheimer’s, study says.