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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.
Alzheimer’s prevention trials require participants to select a study partner to accompany them through the trial. Study partners provide researchers with valuable feedback about changes in a person’s...
Lowering blood pressure to 120 reduces risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a common precursor to Alzheimer’s, study says.
On a recent December morning, Ana Cuenca Sanchez balanced rubber balls on plastic cones at a senior center in the shadow of Basílica de la Sagrada Família, Barcelona’s most-visited tourist site.
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...
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-...
Anyone who has cut up the dance floor at a wedding knows that even just a few minutes of getting low to “Shout” can get feel-good endorphins flowing. But two new studies show that dancing has science...
Scientists have found a biological clue that could help explain why African-Americans appear to be more vulnerable than white Americans to Alzheimer's disease.