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Chances are, you know someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia involving memory loss. That’s due in part to the fact that as our older population grows, so does the number of people...
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...
One in ten people over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with dementia. For people over 85, dementia is already a reality for 32 percent of the population. With numbers like that, you’d think...
February 5, 2019
by National Institute of Health
In addition to memory loss and confusion, many people with Alzheimer’s disease have trouble sleeping. Now an NIH-funded team of researchers has evidence that the reverse is also true: a chronic lack...
We know there are differences in men and women’s brains that can translate to varied reactions to environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors. But a new study has found that women’s brains appear to...
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.
Doctors may be able to predict if someone will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before they show symptoms by testing for a certain protein in the blood, new research published in the...
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-...