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Eating a Mediterranean Diet Could Delay Alzheimer’s Disease By Years

A study published last month suggests that a Mediterranean diet isn’t just good for your heart and waistline but can also stave off the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as three-and-a-half years.

Report: New Mexico will be hit hard in surge of Alzheimer’s

About 107,000 people in the state are serving as caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s, a role that keeps them out of the workforce, according to a report from the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Is it all doom and gloom in Alzheimer's Research?

If you follow the headlines in the news, you may think that researchers are destined to fail when it comes to finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the latest findings. 

Inside One Couple’s Experimental Treatment to Battle Alzheimer’s Disease

Married for more than 50 years, the Woodings are among the more than 5 million Americans who are facing Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating diagnoses today. But instead of accepting the slow descent into memory loss, confusion and dementia, Peter–who has the disease–could be among the first to successfully stop that decline from happening.

Ask the Expert: Should I be concerned?

I’m not sure if my mother would be considered clinically depressed or not. She just seems like she doesn’t care about much and isn’t very engaged in her world. Could this be depression and, if so, should I be concerned that she could be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s?

Ask the Expert: Are Women at Higher Risk?

Dear Dr. Snyder,
My grandmother, mother and aunt all had Alzheimer’s disease. Being a woman, am I at a higher risk for developing this disease than my brothers?

Think Pink AND Purple

October is heralded by a parade of pink – with a near-constant focus on breast cancer. And deservedly so, since statistics show that 12 percent of women may develop the disease. But did you know that 16 percent of women age 71 or older have dementia (compared with 11 percent of men) and that two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s are women? 

This month – and every month – we may want to focus on purple (the color designated for Alzheimer’s awareness), as well as pink. 

Are the numbers that high because women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s or simply because women live longer than men – or both? Or are there more complex factors at play? Could different life experiences, such as type and amount of education or occupation, play a role?

If a Family Member Has Alzheimer's Disease, Will I Have It, Too?

Learning about your family health history may help you know if you are at increased risk for certain diseases or medical conditions, like Alzheimer's disease.

World Alzheimer's Day: Bust the myths, embrace the facts

More than four million people in India are afflicted with some form of dementia, with Alzheimer's being the most common cause.