Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease can begin to have brain changes as early as childhood, according to a new study.
135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people worldwide living with dementia could more than triple by 2050, a new report reveals.
Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Data that details every gene in the DNA of 410 people with Alzheimer's disease can now be studied by researchers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced this week.
Long-Banned Chemicals May Still Interfere With Seniors' Thinking
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with higher levels of PCBs in their bodies have poorer mental abilities than those with lower levels of the toxic chemicals, a new study finds.
Keeping Holidays Happy When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's
SUNDAY, Nov. 24, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can be a difficult time when a loved one has Alzheimer's disease, but there are ways to keep the season happy and memorable, an expert says.
Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Recessions can have long-lasting effects, and they may not be just financial.
Statins Not Linked to Memory Loss, Dementia, Review Suggests
MONDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs do not appear to raise the risk of memory loss or dementia, a new review finds.
No Connection Seen Between Dementia, Common Eye Disease
FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- No link seems to exist between the common eye condition known as age-related macular degeneration and either dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a large new study shows.
Post-Surgery Pain Tied to Temporary Memory Decline in Mice
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Pain in the surgical incision site might contribute to the temporary memory and learning problems that can occur after surgery, according to a new study performed on mice.
Aerobics Might Boost Brain Health for Older Adults
TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults can boost their brain health by engaging in aerobic exercise, according to a new study.