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Eating away at cognitive decline

Photo: Hands holding a bowl of blueberries [24/08/2015] Eating a group of specific foods known as the MIND diet may slow cognitive decline among aging adults, even when the person is not at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center. This finding is in addition to a previous study by the research team that found that the MIND diet may reduce a person's risk in developing Alzheimer's disease. Eating away at cognitive decline - Read more

Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure

Photo: Note that remembers to take medication [19/08/2015] More than $100 million in federal funding was spent last year toward searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. However, if given the choice, most people with dementia and those caring for them would like to see the money go elsewhere. Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure - Read more

Specific cardiovascular risk factors predict Alzheimer's disease

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Photo: Glass of alcohol, a cigarette and a cup of coffee [29/07/2015] Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Specific cardiovascular risk factors predict Alzheimer's disease - Read more

Exercise can improve brain function in older adults

Photo: Elderly people during strength training [27/07/2015] New research conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center indicates that older adults can improve brain function by raising their fitness level. Jeffrey Burns, M.D., professor of neurology and co-director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, led a six-month trial conducted with healthy adults ages 65 and older who showed no signs of cognitive decline.Exercise can improve brain function in older adults - Read more

Alzheimer's: How spouse-caregivers sustain relationships

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a sofa [24/07/2015] In a study conducted at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), researchers looked at how couples affected by Alzheimer’s disease AD maintained their relationships, over the course of many years of marriage, and uncovered 10 patterns of communication that help couples sustain engagement in their relationships. Alzheimer's: How spouse-caregivers sustain relationships - Read more

Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show

Photo: Elderly woman at the computer [22/09/2014] York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioral signs of dementia.Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show - Read more

Understanding Alzheimer's disease with the help of trisomy 21

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a bench [19/09/2014] The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer's disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's (UW) Waisman Center. The findings are revealing more information about the earliest stages of the neurodegenerative disease.Understanding Alzheimer's disease with the help of trisomy 21 - Read more

Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk

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[05/03/2014] How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia.Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk - Read more

Undiagnosed Pre-Diabetes Highly Prevalent in Early Alzheimer's Disease Study

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[19/08/2013] When Georgetown University neurologist R. Scott Turner, began enrolling people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease into a nationwide study last year, he expected to find only a handful of participants with undiagnosed glucose intolerance.Undiagnosed Pre-Diabetes Highly Prevalent in Early Alzheimer's Disease Study - Read more

Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers

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Photo: Caregiver with elderly woman [05/08/2013] The University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing is conducting research to improve sleep in those caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, with the aim of determining if better sleep affects heart health.Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers - Read more

 
 

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