Dementia

Dementia

Don’t Ignore This Overlooked Symptom of Dementia

Memory loss is commonly associated with dementia, but new research shows that apathy has an even bigger impact. Read on for details…

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Dementia Affects Vision, Too: 6 Changes to Watch Out For

Dementia affects more than memory and behavior. It literally changes the way that a person sees the world. Here’s how you can help…

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Do We Finally Know What Causes Alzheimer’s?

A bacterial infection that spreads to the brain might cause Alzheimer’s disease. Treating the infection could halt or prevent the dementia.

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Jump-Start a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle with This One-Week Plan

Few health problems are as frightening as cognitive decline. To give yourself the best odds of avoiding it, lifestyle is the key. To get started…

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Mushrooms: The Brain Food That Fights Dementia

If you want to keep your mind sharp, a new brain-boosting food has just been revealed by researchers. Read on for the details…

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Breakthrough Way to Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Dementia!

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which leads to dementia for 20% of people who have it, can be prevented by keeping blood pressure low. Learn more.

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Tests for Dementia Often Miss the Mark

Quick screenings in your doctor’s office can be surprisingly flawed. Here’s the one step to make them more accurate.

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Cognitive Assessments: Are You Being Shortchanged?

Annual wellness visits are supposed to include a cognitive assessment for Alzheimer’s disease. But only one-fifth of patients are getting one.

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The Dementia Gene—Here’s How to Beat It

Nearly half of people who carry the APOE e4 gene develop dementia. Here’s what to do to stay in the other half.

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Your Brain Works Worse During One Half of the Year

You’re able to concentrate and remember better in summer and fall, according to a new study. Here’s what that means for you…

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Is Dementia Reversible? A Simple Test May Tell

Most forms of dementia are not reversible. That’s not the case with normal pressure hydrocephalus. Now, a simple test can help correctly diagnose it…

Alzheimer's

Herpes Virus Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Even after years of investigation, the cause of Alzheimer’s remains elusive. A recent study gives important new clues…

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Beware of “Skinny Fat”—a New Dementia Risk

There are plenty of known risk factors for dementia. Researchers have now identified a new one that looks at body weight and muscle mass. Read on…

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How to Stay Connected to a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

The news that a friend or relative has Alzheimer’s disease is not only devastating—it also can be intimidating. Most people…

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How to Keep Love Alive When Your Spouse Has Dementia

When one spouse has Alzheimer's or any other type of dementia, keeping emotional bonds strong is a challenge. Plus...should you still have sex?