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Poor hearing could lead to poor memory

Poor hearing could lead to poor memory

New research has uncovered an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment among individuals with a form of hearing impairment called central hearing loss. The findings suggest that this form of hearing loss may have a neurodegeneration-related mechanism at its root. Trouble hearing may mean trouble remembering for some seniors, according to a new study. The […]

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Heavy Drinkers Put Themselves at Risk for Dementia

Heavy Drinkers Put Themselves at Risk for Dementia

Latest Alzheimers News THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The ills that are linked to heavy drinking now include dementia, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data from more than a million adults in France who were diagnosed with dementia between 2008 and 2013. They found that chronic, heavy drinking was a major risk […]

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How does exercise preserve the aging brain?

How does exercise preserve the aging brain?

Further evidence that doing aerobic exercise can preserve brain health and function — and thereby reduce the risk of dementia — is revealed in a study of older individuals with slight but noticeable declines in memory and thinking. How can exercise help to protect seniors’ brains? The researchers — from the University of Texas Southwestern […]

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Drug Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia Psychosis

Drug Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia Psychosis

Latest Alzheimers News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The “overmedication” of agitated dementia patients — with the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs — is an ongoing issue in U.S. health care. Now, British researchers say they may have found a medicine that helps ease those symptoms, but in a much safer way. The […]

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Therapy Reverses Alzheimer’s Brain Plaque Buildup — in Mice

Therapy Reverses Alzheimer’s Brain Plaque Buildup — in Mice

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report. And the rodents’ intellectual function actually improved as their amyloid plaques dissolved from lack of beta-secretase (BACE1), an enzyme critical in […]

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How fighting ageism may lower dementia risk

How fighting ageism may lower dementia risk

New research suggests that the beliefs we hold about old age may influence our risk of developing dementia, even if we’re genetically predisposed to it. New research gives us another reason to replace negative stereotypes about seniors with positive ones. We may not yet know what causes dementia, but we do know that genes play […]

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Your Attitude About Aging Might Affect Odds for Dementia

Your Attitude About Aging Might Affect Odds for Dementia

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you hope to avoid dementia in old age, having an upbeat view on aging itself might help, new research suggests. Researchers found that people with positive beliefs about aging had a nearly 44 percent lower risk of developing dementia over […]

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What Works Best to Keep Drivers With Dementia Off the Road

What Works Best to Keep Drivers With Dementia Off the Road

Latest Alzheimers News FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Don’t count on physicians to keep drivers with dementia off the roads, a new study cautions. In-person license renewal and driver vision testing laws are more effective than mandatory doctor reporting of patients with dementia, researchers found. “The results of our study point to age-based […]

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Brain ‘Pacemaker’ Might Help Slow Alzheimer’s

Brain ‘Pacemaker’ Might Help Slow Alzheimer’s

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stimulating the brain with an implantable device may be safe — and possibly helpful — for some people with Alzheimer’s disease, a small pilot study suggests. In what researchers described as a “proof of concept” treatment, three Alzheimer’s patients had deep […]

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Aerobic exercise may be key for Alzheimer’s prevention

Aerobic exercise may be key for Alzheimer’s prevention

New research recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society explores the benefits of exercising for delaying Alzheimer’s disease. Aerobic exercise, such as power walking or jogging, may be the best form of exercise for preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Last year, a review by scientists at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles […]