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Health News - Alzheimer's

MCI: Should memory tests score males and females differently?
A new study finds that testing memory with sex-specific scores could lead to more females and fewer males receiving a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acetylcholine
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Here, we look at what acetylcholine does and describe medical conditions linked with it, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's disease: Brain immune cells may offer new treatment target
A new study attributes the link between tau protein clumping and brain damage in Alzheimer's disease to brain immune cells called microglia. (Medical News Today)

Existing blood thinner delays Alzheimer's disease in mice
New research in mice suggests that dabigatran, a blood thinning drug, may help delay the development of Alzheimer's by maintaining normal brain blood flow. (Medical News Today)

95% of people think they could develop dementia with age
A large scale global study from ADI and the London School of Economics and Political Science examines the attitudes of people toward dementia. (Medical News Today)

Alcohol and dementia risk: A complex relationship
The relationship between alcohol consumption and dementia risk in older adults is proving difficult to unpick. A recent study takes a fresh look. (Medical News Today)

New approach may save brain cells in neurodegenerative diseases
Neuron damage and death in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases may be preventable by targeting a shared cause of inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Fluctuating blood pressure may speed up cognitive decline in Alzheimer's
New evidence suggests that managing blood pressure may help slow down the progression of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Walking patterns may help differentiate types of dementia
A new study suggests that people with Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's have distinct walking patterns that may match cognitive and disease changes. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Head device reduces memory loss in 7 out of 8 people
A clinical trial has found that an innovative electromagnetic therapy device significantly reduced memory loss in seven out of the eight participants. (Medical News Today)

Can exercise slow down Alzheimer's?
A new proof-of-concept study finds that people with Alzheimer's biomarkers in the brain who exercise frequently experience slower deterioration. (Medical News Today)

How to care for someone with Alzheimer's disease
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be both challenging and rewarding. Learn about tips to make it easier, as well as when to seek professional help. (Medical News Today)

Hearing aids lower the chance of dementia, depression, and falling
A recent study concludes that wearing hearing aids is associated with later onset of dementia and a reduced risk of anxiety, depression, and falls. (Medical News Today)

Migraine may raise dementia, Alzheimer's risk
New research finds a 'significant' association between a history of migraine and various forms of dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in particular. (Medical News Today)

What to know about raspberry ketones
Raspberry ketones are the compounds that give raspberries their smell. Some people believe that they provide health benefits. Learn about the possible uses and side effects of raspberry ketones here. (Medical News Today)

What side effects can fish oil cause?
Fish oil supplements contain healthful omega-3 fatty acids. These dietary fats are available in fresh fish, as well, but too many may lead to unwanted or even dangerous side effects. (Medical News Today)

Eye tracking tests may predict Alzheimer's risk
Eye tracking tests help to distinguish between two subtypes of mild cognitive impairment and their respective risks of becoming Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Mild cognitive impairment: Meditation can boost brain health
New research suggests that mindfulness meditation can help boost brain health and improve cognitive reserve in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. (Medical News Today)

'Spontaneous chemistry' may drive Alzheimer's
A new study asks whether subtle changes to the chemistry of proteins might explain why they build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Dementia risk: The role of 'blood pressure patterns'
A new study investigates the importance of fluctuations in blood pressure from mid-age to later life. It asks how these changes relate to dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's in women: Could midlife stress play a role?
New research suggests that experiencing a stressful life event may detrimentally impact older women’s memories and put them at risk of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Death of key brain cells causes daytime sleepiness
According to a new study, the buildup of toxic tau protein in key areas of the brain leads to major brain cell loss and daytime sleepiness in Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

How to improve your memory: 8 techniques to try
Brain function and memory naturally decline slightly as a person ages, but there are many techniques people can use to improve memory and prevent its loss. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study
Title: Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/18/2019 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Brain Games for Seniors
Title: Health Tip: Brain Games for Seniors
Category: Health News
Created: 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/18/2019 (Medicine Net)

What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?
Title: What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?
Category: Health News
Created: 10/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/16/2019 (Medicine Net)

donepezil (Aricept)
Title: donepezil (Aricept)
Category: Medications
Created: 5/31/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/15/2019 (Medicine Net)

Standard Memory Tests for Seniors Might Differ by Gender
Title: Standard Memory Tests for Seniors Might Differ by Gender
Category: Health News
Created: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

Can Your Eating Habits Keep Alzheimer's at Bay?
Title: Can Your Eating Habits Keep Alzheimer's at Bay?
Category: Health News
Created: 10/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2019 (Medicine Net)

Give Seniors a Memory Check at Annual Checkups, Experts Say
Title: Give Seniors a Memory Check at Annual Checkups, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 9/23/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/24/2019 (Medicine Net)

Left-Handed Genes May Influence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
Title: Left-Handed Genes May Influence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
Category: Health News
Created: 9/23/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/24/2019 (Medicine Net)

For People at High Risk, Evidence That Exercise Might Slow Alzheimer's
Title: For People at High Risk, Evidence That Exercise Might Slow Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 (Medicine Net)

Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights
Title: Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Dementia and Driving
Title: Health Tip: Dementia and Driving
Category: Health News
Created: 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

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