Alzheimer's Disease - Prevention

What Does Copper Have to Do With Alzheimer's Disease?

Neurologists have been examining the potential role copper in meals can play in the formation of plaques that form in the brains of those with Alzheimer's.

Could Supplements Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's?

You take your vitamins every day. Does this mean you won't get Alzheimer's? Here's what the research says.

Alzheimer's Disease: Nature or Nurture?

Is Alzheimer's a result of genetics or environment? Scientists say both. While you can't change your genes, you can alter your lifestyle to help reduce your risk of this degenerative brain disorder.

6 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

New research demonstrates the domino effect among brain cells; all it takes is one aging brain cell to affect another. Here's how to help keep them all healthy.

6 Life-Changing Medical Breakthroughs on the Horizon

From the harvesting of stem cells without embryos to a pill that delays aging, we've rounded up a few of medicine's amazing advances coming down the pike.

Can You Prevent Early-Onset Dementia?

Nearly 4 percent of the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's have an early-onset form. What, if anything, can you do to stave it off?

The Brain-Boosting Benefits of Turmeric

In addition to providing rich color to certain foods, this spice may also help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.

Is Coconut Oil a Solution for Alzheimer's?

Some researchers say that certain fats in coconut oil help slow cognitive decline, but others feel the jury is still out.

The Brain Benefits of Concord Grapes

A glass of grape juice a day may help keep cognitive decline away.

"Brain-Boosting" Supplements: Truth or Trend?

Could a combination of nutrients in one little pill really help improve your brainpower?

What Causes Impotence in Men?

Thanks to TV ads erectile dysfunction is no longer under the covers. Still, misconceptions remain. Learn what causes impotence and ways to reduce your risk.

6 Foods That May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

A growing body of research suggests that antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent the onset of the disease.

Low B12 Levels and Brain Shrinkage: Is There a Link?

A recent study showed that a lack of B12 can not only result in lower scores on tests of cognitive ability; it actually can correlate with smaller total brain volume.

Abdominal Fat Linked to Alzheimer's Risk

Not that you need another reason to trim excess flab, but here it is: Scientists have linked extra pounds in midlife to an increased incidence of Alzheimer's disease later on.

Do This and Keep Your Brain Sharp

There are many reasons to take on this challenge, and mental acuity is probably at the bottom of the list. But that doesn't diminish the brain benefits it can confer.

I've heard that there's a type of eye exam that can help detect Alzheimer's disease. Can you tell me more about it?

Ophthalmologist Brian Boxer Wachler answers a reader's questions about detecting Alzheimer's with an eye exam.

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

While a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be scary, new research suggests that there's a silver lining to this inflammatory joint disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Head Size

Larger head size may be an advantage to people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia Risk Higher if Spouse Has It

You may always have believed that dementia was an internal process, triggered by unknown changes in the brain and perhaps genetically determined. But external factors can contribute as well. For instance, did you know that people who care for spouses with dementia are at significantly higher risk of developing dementia themselves?

Could You Be at a Decreased Risk for Alzheimer's?

There's a slew of information out there about how having a family history of Alzheimer's disease increases your risk. But there's been little published about whether certain inherited characteristics may actually reduce your risk.

Blueberry Juice May Boost Your Memory

Scientists have convincing evidence that this delicious drink may boost your memory into high gear.

Is Electrosmog Harming Your Health?

Electrical pollution from cell phones and WiFi known as "electrosmog" is hazardous to our health, according to recent research.

Are Electronics Ruining Your Brain?

Could blackberries and other electric devices be turning your brain to mush?

Web Surfing Boosts Older Brains

Besides being entertaining, surfing the web actually offers concrete neurological benefits to the over-55 crowd.

The Blood Pressure-Alzheimer's Connection

Results from a study published in the journal Neurology suggest that high blood pressure may cause memory problems--and even raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Can Statin Drugs Slash Your Dementia Risk?

Learn how this popular class of cholesterol drugs may help to reduce age-related memory loss.

Can Caffeine Cut Age-Related Memory Loss?

That daily java habit may help you avoid Alzheimer’s disease as you get older.

Cholesterol and Alzheimer's: What's the Link?

Studies are showing that even borderline high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of developing this degenerative disease.

Is Glucose Brain Food?

Learn more about the important role that glucose plays in brain function.

What Does Your Family's Health History Mean For Your Health?

You exercise, eat right, get plenty of sleep, and avoid excess stress. Complete your health puzzle by learning your family's health history.
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