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February 20, 2019
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
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...
February 12, 2019
by The Women's Alzheimer's Movement
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...
February 11, 2019
by Los Angeles Times
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...
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...
January 31, 2019
by HealthDay
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.
Lowering blood pressure to 120 reduces risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a common precursor to Alzheimer’s, study says.
Could taking care of your gums and teeth lower your risk for Alzheimer’s later in life? Maybe, according to a new study that found a link between gum disease and dementia.
At 17, Lenny White worked in a care facility in his native Northern Ireland, washing dishes and serving food. He found he had a knack for talking with dementia patients.
We know some of the harmful effects of sleep deprivation, including an increased risk of getting into a car crash or even developing Alzheimer’s. But what happens inside of a sleep-...
January 3, 2019
by Being Patient
A dementia diagnosis is devastating. While some patients given a dementia diagnosis can enroll in clinical trials that might provide a drug to slow down the progression of the disease, most are told...