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Illiteracy may triple dementia risk

Illiteracy may triple dementia risk

New research suggests that not being able to read or write can raise the chances of developing dementia by two or three times. Share on PinterestNot being able to read or write may dramatically increase the risk of dementia, according to a new study. According to the United States Department of Education, 1 in 5 […]

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People Who Can’t Read Face 2-3 Times Higher Dementia Risk

People Who Can’t Read Face 2-3 Times Higher Dementia Risk

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could illiteracy up your odds for dementia? That’s the suggestion of a study that found seniors who couldn’t read or write were two to three times more likely to develop dementia than those who could. The finding “provides strong evidence for […]

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Why is my leg shaking?

Why is my leg shaking?

Leg shaking can be a subtle annoyance or an intense experience that causes muscle tension and difficulty walking. Many issues, ranging from restless legs syndrome (RLS) to serious conditions such as dementia, can cause someone’s leg to shake. It is not possible to diagnose the cause of shaky legs based on symptoms alone. For this […]

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AHA News: Omega-3 May Boost Brain Health in People With a Common Heart Disease

AHA News: Omega-3 May Boost Brain Health in People With a Common Heart Disease

Latest Alzheimer’s News TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Omega-3 fatty acids have drawn attention for their potential to keep people’s thinking sharp as they age, and new research appears to support that notion for some heart patients. The study found taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements was associated with better brain function […]

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Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson’s disease

Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson’s disease

As scientists delve deeper into the nature of Parkinson’s, the more it appears that it is highly varied, suggesting numerous subtypes. A new review proposes that Parkinson’s falls into one of two main categories, depending on whether it originates in the central nervous system (CNS) or the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Share on PinterestNew research […]

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Study: Aging With Down Syndrome Means Huge Alzheimer’s Risk

Study: Aging With Down Syndrome Means Huge Alzheimer’s Risk

By Peter Schelden on 11/08/2019 2:29 PM Latest Alzheimer’s News Source: MedicineNet Health News People with Down syndrome seem to face a much greater risk of dementia — particularly Alzheimer’s disease — than previously known, according to new research. And they often exhibit symptoms much earlier in life. For the first time, researchers inspected Medicaid […]

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Even a Little Exercise May Bring a Brain Boost

Even a Little Exercise May Bring a Brain Boost

By Rich HolmesHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Just 10 minutes of exercise a day appears to sharpen mental prowess, new research suggests. “Getting off the couch and walking a block can help keep you on the right track,” said study author Nicole Spartano, a research assistant professor at […]

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Does waist size predict dementia risk?

Does waist size predict dementia risk?

The first large-scale cohort study of its kind looked at the link between waist circumference in later life and the risk of dementia in a population of older Asian adults. Share on PinterestCould waist size predict dementia risk in older adults? Physicians, healthcare professionals, and medical researchers tend to use body mass index (BMI) to […]

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A Gene Kept One Woman From Developing Alzheimer’s — Could It Help Others?

A Gene Kept One Woman From Developing Alzheimer’s — Could It Help Others?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could one woman’s rare genetic mutation one day have a global impact on dementia risk? It’s possible, say investigators who report on a potentially groundbreaking case of a woman whose genetic mutation staved off dementia for decades, even though her brain […]