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The High Costs of Alzheimer’s

The High Costs of Alzheimer’s

Latest Alzheimers News TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sharp increases in Alzheimer’s disease cases, deaths and costs are stressing the U.S. health care system and caregivers, a new report reveals. About 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease — 5.5 million of them aged 65 and older. By 2025, the number of seniors with […]

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Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You may spend a lot of time working out, but there’s a fitness reward you might not expect: better memory in your senior years. New research finds that being physically fit around age 50 lowers a woman’s risk of developing memory-robbing […]

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Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer’s Risk

Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer’s Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report. A hallmark of Alzheimer’s is the accumulation of a protein in the brain called beta-amyloid. […]

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What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s

What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s

Latest Alzheimers News FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise, the role of caregivers has become increasingly important, a dementia expert notes. “A good caretaker who understands the disease, its symptoms and progression is crucial to the overall well-being of people with Alzheimer’s,” […]

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Boosting the brain’s immune cells may stop Alzheimer’s

Boosting the brain’s immune cells may stop Alzheimer’s

The results of two new studies — both published in the journal Neuron — suggest that the brain’s immune cells may hold the key to future treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Your brain contains immune cells called microglia, which can be boosted to clear up Alzheimer’s-related brain damage, suggests new research. Alzheimer’s disease affects more than […]

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Genetic score can identify Alzheimer’s risk much earlier

Genetic score can identify Alzheimer’s risk much earlier

New research reveals that a polygenic risk score for Alzheimer’s disease can correctly identify adults who have mild cognitive impairment while they are in their 50s. How can we identify the risk of Alzheimer’s earlier? The researchers hope that their results will help to identify those at risk of Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms emerge, […]

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Health Tip: Next Steps After Being Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

Health Tip: Next Steps After Being Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

(HealthDay News) — Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease can be a scary experience. But getting enough information and support can help you conquer this difficult process. Latest Alzheimers News The National Institute on Aging suggests: Learn as much as possible about the disease. Schedule and keep regular medical appointments. Explore local support groups. Prepare for […]

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Head injuries may lead to early Alzheimer’s

Head injuries may lead to early Alzheimer’s

Contact sports that can result in concussions, such as football, have given rise to worries that these head injuries may harm brain health later in life. A new study now investigates these claims in relation to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Do head injuries play a role in how early Alzheimer’s sets in? Recently, injuries […]

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Eyes May Be Window Into Future Memory Loss

Eyes May Be Window Into Future Memory Loss

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — By looking deeply into your eyes, doctors might be able to predict your future risk for dementia and memory loss. Unhealthy changes to the blood vessels of the retina could mirror changes taking place in the brain’s blood vessels, and that […]