Alzheimer's Disease - Treatments

The Aging Mind: A New Explanation for Cognitive Decline, and a Battle Plan for Better Brain Power

Memory problems in older individuals may not necessarily be due to cognitive decline. Learn more about an intriguing new theory, and how to maximize your mental performance at any age.

The 4 Stages Of Alzheimerís Disease

An in-depth look at the different stages of Alzheimer's disease, a condition that causes brain cells to malfunction and die, and affects more than 5 million people in the U.S.

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.

Pet Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

Being in the company of companion animals may benefit those with Alzheimer's. Here's how to harness of power of pets for your loved one's advantage.

Brain Pacemaker Offers Hope for Alzheimer's

Researchers at Ohio State University believe they may be able to reverse some of the damage left by Alzheimer's disease by implanting tiny electrodes in a patient's brain and then hooking those wires up to a sort of pacemaker.

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.

The Health Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

A byproduct of the wine-making process, this supplement possesses powerful antioxidant power.

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?

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.

An Unconventional Dementia Treatment With Positive Results

It seems simple, but some senior residences are making a bold move with this treatment practice.

Health by the Numbers: Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of mental decline in older adults. But if caught early and with the right medications, its progression can be slowed. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

What Is Multi-Infarct Dementia?

Understand the causes and symptoms of this common form of cognitive decline.

Depression in Older Adults

It's common for seniors to experience sadness and grief, but when these feelings are persistent, they may be a sign of depression.

What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

Here's what you need to know about this neurological condition, from symptoms to treatment options.

Many Seniors Leave Hospital Without Their Regular Meds

An alarming number of older patients fail to continue taking their regular medications after they return home, particularly if they spent time in intensive care.

Asthma Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease?

Who would have guessed that the very same treatment to help you manage respiratory symptoms can also help improve your brain health?

Insulin Nasal Sprays May Help Treat Alzheimer's

Most people only think of insulin as helping to manage diabetes, but it's now proving to be something of a memory booster as well. A recent study has revealed that insulin can help restore memory and cognition in people affected by Alzheimerís disease.

Is Glucose Brain Food?

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

Is There Such a Thing as Brain Food?

Certain foods really can enhance your memory and overall cognitive function. Are they part of your diet?

"Memory Matters"

Alzheimer's Foundation of America calls for national dementia screening.

5 Reasons Why Chocolate Can Be Good For You

This decadent dessert does more than just please your taste buds; it could benefit your health as well.

Understanding Dementia

As life expectancy increases, so, too, does the prevalence of dementia. Here, a look at the disorder, from symptoms to treatment.

It's Alzheimer's: Now What?

Caregiving expert Jackie Pinkowitz explains what families need to know when a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
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