Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's

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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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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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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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?

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What’s Your Real Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's is among the most dreaded diseases, but your family history may be less important than you think. Learn why here...

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What Your Eyes Say About Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease has been notoriously difficult to diagnose. Now, researchers have found an eye scan that may change that…

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Lessons from a Dementia Coach

These tips from a dementia coach can improve care for a loved one with dementia at home–and help you cope, too.

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Questions to Ask If You Are Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's can be terrifying. But the more you know about what to expect, the better off you'll be. Ask your doctor these questions.

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Dirty Air and Dementia

Fine particulate pollution, mostly from autos and power plants, is a bigger risk factor for dementia than we knew. Here's how to protect yourself.

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Best Supplements for Alzheimer’s Disease

Taking brain-targeted nutritional and herbal supplements daily can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.