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For family of dementia patients, adult day care can help

Regularly using adult day care services for a family member with dementia may help reduce stress for caregivers, a new study...

Alzheimer's deaths much more common than realized: study

A new study suggests about half a million elderly Americans died from Alzheimer's disease in 2010, an annual figure many...

REFILE-DDT exposure more common in people with Alzheimer's: study

People who had been exposed to the pesticide DDT were more likely to have Alzheimer's disease than those with no traces of...

Brain training helped older adults stay sharp for years: study

A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for...

Ex-NFL players could get $5 mln each in concussion settlement -lawyers

Former National Football League players suffering from health problems will be eligible to receive as much as $5 million...

Heart disease could be tied to dementia for older women

Older women with a history of heart trouble were more likely to develop thinking and memory problems than those without heart...

Vitamin E may slow early Alzheimer's decline: study

Taking vitamin E during the early stages of Alzheimer's disease slowed declines in patients' ability to perform basic tasks...

Cholesterol linked to Alzheimer's protein, unclear why

Patterns of "good" and "bad" cholesterol usually associated with heart risks also predicted the levels of Alzheimer's-related...

G8 summit calls for AIDS-style fight against dementia

The world needs to fight the spread of dementia in the same way it mobilized against AIDS, a British government minister...

UPDATE 1-Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes

Older adults who don't sleep well have more of the brain plaques that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests....

Remarriages add complexity to dementia caregiving

Negative relations with stepchildren can compound the burdens a wife feels while caring for her husband with Alzheimer's...

Brain problems can linger months after ICU stay

Critically-ill people who end up spending days in an intensive care unit (ICU) often develop thinking and memory problems,...

Scientists find key to seniors' normal memory lapses

Scientists have good news for all the older adults who occasionally forget why they walked into a room - and panic that they...

High blood sugar tied to dementia in non-diabetics

Elderly people with high blood sugar - but not high enough to be diabetic - face a slightly greater risk of developing dementia,...

Later retirement linked to lower Alzheimer's risk

Workers who postpone retirement are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia known to affect...

Lilly plans big Alzheimer's disease study after prior failures

Eli Lilly and Co plans this year to begin a new late-stage trial of solanezumab, its experimental treatment for Alzheimer's...

CORRECTION: Medicare plan on Alzheimer's test dismays advocates

Alzheimer's experts plan to protest proposed Medicare guidelines that would deny coverage of an Eli Lilly diagnostic test...

Medicare plan on Alzheimer's test dismays advocates

Alzheimer's experts plan to protest proposed Medicare guidelines that would deny coverage of an Eli Lilly diagnostic test...

Groups argue decision not to cover Alzheimer's test

Alzheimer's experts are set to protest after Medicare issued draft guidelines last week saying it would only pay for an Eli...

Labs reject dramatic findings on cancer drug in Alzheimer's mice

U.S. scientists say a dramatic result last year suggesting that a cancer drug already approved by U.S. regulators could quickly...

Struggling with maths? Plug in to improve

Applying painless but targeted electrical stimulation to parts of the brain that play a role in number manipulation may in...

Brain work-outs may help preserve mental function

A review of the best evidence for interventions to prevent declining brain power finds that only one - mental exercise -...

Study finds gene that may raise Alzheimer's risk in blacks

The largest study to date looking for genetic causes of Alzheimer's in African Americans may offer new clues about why blacks...

To crack brain's code, a search for visionaries

To crack the code of the human brain, Cori Bargmann figures it's best to keep an open mind. As one of two leaders of a scientific...

Obama launches initiative to study human brain

The White House unveiled details on Tuesday of a new initiative to study the human brain with the goal of creating effective...

Should science on brain injury inspire boxing ban?

When Ireland's Katie Taylor was taking hits and striking blows for boxing's Olympic debut in an east London ring last year,...

U.S. deaths from Alzheimer's growing, data shows

Deaths and the risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease have risen significantly in the United States during the last decade,...

FDA outlines path to test Alzheimer's drugs earlier

Proposed U.S. guidelines may make it easier for drug companies to test Alzheimer's treatments in people at an earlier stage,...

Alzheimer's to triple by 2050 as baby boomers age

The number of U.S. residents aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to nearly triple to 13.8 million...

Alzheimer's and Parkinson's not contagious: study

Despite concerns that faulty brain proteins could be transferred from person to person by treatments involving human fluids...

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