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Health Tip: Caring for a Person With Alzheimer’s

Health Tip: Caring for a Person With Alzheimer’s

(HealthDay News) — If you are caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease, you may develop feelings of grief as the person starts to change, the Alzheimer’s Foundation says. Latest Alzheimer’s News There are five phases of grieving: denial, anger, guilt, sadness and acceptance. The association suggests how to cope with grief and […]

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6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment

6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment

New research finds that a 6-month regimen of aerobic exercise can reverse symptoms of mild cognitive impairment in older adults. Just 6 months of exercise that raises the heart rate can reverse signs of age-related cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is characterized by a mild loss of cognitive abilities, such as memory and reasoning […]

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Just 6 Months of Walking May Boost Aging Brains

Just 6 Months of Walking May Boost Aging Brains

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Walking and other types of moderate exercise may help turn back the clock for older adults who are losing their mental sharpness, a new clinical trial finds. The study focused on older adults who had milder problems with memory and thinking […]

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Alzheimer’s: Study zeroes in on brain’s weakest link

Alzheimer’s: Study zeroes in on brain’s weakest link

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of neurocognitive decline that affects millions across the world. The exact cause is unclear, but new research is uncovering the mechanisms that allow Alzheimer’s to become established in the brain. Which brain cells are the most vulnerable to Alzheimer’s? In Alzheimer’s disease, as in other forms of dementia, a defining […]

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Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body’s insulin production and blood sugar levels. New research, however, suggests that the scope of this condition may be broader than previously thought, as scientists find a link between type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline over 5 years. New research suggests that type 2 diabetes […]

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Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)

Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)

What brand names are available for rivastigmine? Exelon, Exelon Patch Is rivastigmine available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for rivastigmine? Yes What are the uses for rivastigmine? What are the side effects of rivastigmine? The most common side effects Exelon and Exelon Patch are: Dizziness Diarrhea Headache Stomach […]

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Approach That New Gene Testing Kit With Caution

Approach That New Gene Testing Kit With Caution

Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lots of Americans will unwrap a scarf or sweater this holiday season. But a growing number will receive a gift that’s potentially life-changing: an at-home genetic testing kit. Home DNA testing yields clues to ancestry and, potentially, genetic risk for medical conditions. But there are […]

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Can Alzheimer’s Be Spread? Mouse Study Hints It’s Possible

Can Alzheimer’s Be Spread? Mouse Study Hints It’s Possible

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease might potentially be transmitted to people during neurological procedures, a new preliminary study suggests. Genetically engineered lab mice developed amyloid-beta deposits in their brains after they were injected with amyloid-laced samples of human growth […]

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Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk

Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The toll of U.S. military service can be steep for female veterans, with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury each significantly raising the odds of later dementia, new research suggests. The study, of more than 100,000 older women veterans, spotlights […]

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How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain

How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down — but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the “use it or lose it” theory on brain health. The […]