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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)

Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%
One of the most reliable studies of its kind has tracked participants over a 28-year period and found that greater social activity can lower dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

Blood test can identify Alzheimer's 2 decades before symptoms
A new study showcases a blood test that identifies beta-amyloid proteins — a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease — 20 years before any symptoms of dementia. (Medical News Today)

7 'simple' steps for heart health may also stave off dementia
New research examines the link between heart health at 50 years of age, and the risk of developing dementia 25 years later, on average. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Researchers create model to predict decline
Researchers have developed a new machine-learning model that they suggest can accurately predict a person's Alzheimer's-related cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

'New wave of Alzheimer's research' looks to the liver for clues
Specialists call for a more holistic approach to Alzheimer's research, taking in the brain's relationship with other organs, including the liver. (Medical News Today)

Could dementia and anemia be linked?
A new study has found a strong association between anemia and dementia. People with either high or low hemoglobin levels had a higher risk. (Medical News Today)

Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain aging
A new study has found a correlation between having a higher body mass index and waist circumference later in life, and a faster rate of brain aging. (Medical News Today)

Is spicy food linked to dementia risk?
According to a large new longitudinal study, people who eat a lot of hot chili in their daily diet may have a higher risk of cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Common gene explains why some drugs fail
A new study helps to explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work in some people but not in others, and why some yet may succeed in animals but not in humans. (Medical News Today)

Computer use in midlife may prevent cognitive decline
New research finds that using a computer and playing games, among other activities, can significantly reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

Genes vs. lifestyle: Study 'undermines fatalistic view of dementia'
New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. (Medical News Today)

How having a close relative with Alzheimer's may affect cognition
New research suggests that having a relative with Alzheimer's disease may put people at risk of a premature decline in memory and learning. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Cell mechanism removes defective protein
Buildup of defective tau protein is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Now, scientists have identified a molecule that helps clear it from brain cells. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's blood test almost 'usable in routine clinical care'
A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.' (Medical News Today)

Can social interaction predict cognitive decline?
A number of studies have assessed the relationship between social interaction and dementia; the latest adds to the increasingly complex picture. (Medical News Today)

These common drugs may increase dementia risk
Drugs that doctors often use in the treatment of overactive bladder, gastrointestinal conditions, and depression may increase dementia risk by almost half. (Medical News Today)

Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer's progression
New research finds that nilvadipine, a drug doctors commonly use to treat high blood pressure, increases the blood flow to the brain's hippocampus. (Medical News Today)

Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%
According to the largest research of its kind yet, atrial fibrillation may raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not experience a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Coronary heart disease may speed up cognitive decline
A study of adults aged 50 and over found that decline in memory and thinking was faster after a heart attack or angina, but not before. (Medical News Today)

How to Protect a Loved One With Dementia During a Heat Wave
Title: How to Protect a Loved One With Dementia During a Heat Wave
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2019 (Medicine Net)

galantamine (Razadyne, Razadyne ER)
Title: galantamine (Razadyne, Razadyne ER)
Category: Medications
Created: 10/19/2003 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Depression, Alzheimer's Might Be Part of Same Process in Some Aging Brains: Study
Title: Depression, Alzheimer's Might Be Part of Same Process in Some Aging Brains: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's
Title: Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

Heart-Healthy Habits Good For Your Brain
Title: Heart-Healthy Habits Good For Your Brain
Category: Health News
Created: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/8/2019 (Medicine Net)

Stay Social to Help Cut Your Odds of Dementia
Title: Stay Social to Help Cut Your Odds of Dementia
Category: Health News
Created: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 (Medicine Net)

Blood Test May Spot Brain Changes of Early Alzheimer's
Title: Blood Test May Spot Brain Changes of Early Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/2/2019 (Medicine Net)

Anemia Linked to Higher Odds for Dementia in Seniors
Title: Anemia Linked to Higher Odds for Dementia in Seniors
Category: Health News
Created: 7/31/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/1/2019 (Medicine Net)

Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer's
Title: Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/18/2019 (Medicine Net)

A New and Better Way to 'Stage' Alzheimer's Patients?
Title: A New and Better Way to 'Stage' Alzheimer's Patients?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/18/2019 (Medicine Net)

At Risk for Alzheimer's? Exercise Might Help Keep It at Bay
Title: At Risk for Alzheimer's? Exercise Might Help Keep It at Bay
Category: Health News
Created: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/17/2019 (Medicine Net)

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