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The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise
New research shows that light and moderate exercise benefits the brain both immediately and in the long run, providing a person is active frequently. (Medical News Today)

Study links severe gum disease to raised dementia risk
Another study has linked chronic periodontitis to higher dementia risk. However, it is the first to show that the link is independent of lifestyle factors. (Medical News Today)

Light and sound therapy may boost brain function
New evidence suggests that a combined light and sound stimulation therapy could boost brain health and improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's disease: An eye test could provide early warning
One day, a quick eye test may be able to pick up important information about brain health. Specifically, it may be able to identify signs of dementia. (Medical News Today)

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out. (Medical News Today)

Vascular risk factors tied to brain health
New research finds that risk factors affecting the health of our blood vessels — such as smoking, obesity, or diabetes — may also impair brain health. (Medical News Today)

Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer's?
A preliminary study has unearthed a potential link between sleep apnea and tau tangles, which are the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

This sleep disorder puts people at 'very high risk' of Parkinson's
A large study found that those who experience a certain sleep disorder are also at high risk of Parkinson's disease, but this knowledge can aid prevention. (Medical News Today)

How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson's?
A recent systematic review suggests that exercise improves not only motor function in people with Parkinson's disease, but also their memory. (Medical News Today)

Excessive daily TV at older age tied to poorer memory
Adults aged 50 and older who watched TV for 3.5 hours or more per day had greater verbal memory decline after 6 years than those who watched less TV. (Medical News Today)

ALS: New technique prevents toxic protein deposits in cells
Clumps of faulty TDP-43 protein inside nerve cells are common in ALS and other neurological diseases. Could this new technique offer a way to prevent them? (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: 'Holy herb' extract shows promise as future treatment
A laboratory screen found that a compound in the Yerba santa medicinal plant protects against several age-related triggers of death in mouse nerve cells. (Medical News Today)

How language shapes our brains...and our lives
In this Spotlight, we look at the origins of spoken language, where language is present in the brain, and how the languages we speak shape our world. (Medical News Today)

The unexpected dangers of gum disease
According to recent research, gum disease may increase the risk of a range of seemingly unrelated conditions, including cancer and dementia. (Medical News Today)

What are the early signs of dementia?
There are 10 early signs and symptoms of dementia, including misplacing things, difficulty solving problems, and confusing times and places. Learn about the other signs in this article. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes and Alzheimer's: What's the link?
Although scientists have linked Alzheimer's and diabetes, the exact connection has been difficult to unpick. A recent study now gives further insight. (Medical News Today)

Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer's
A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation in midlife hastens cognitive decline
Understanding the risk factors of cognitive decline are now more important than ever. A recent study examined the potential role of inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: How do tau tangles grow?
Researchers use a mathematical model and lab experiments to unravel the process through which tangles of the protein tau grow in length. (Medical News Today)

Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer's
Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer's disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein. (Medical News Today)

Does education really protect against dementia?
Does the length of time an individual spends in education reduce the risk of developing dementia? A new, large-scale study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Could gut bacteria play a role?
A new study links changes in gut bacteria to dementia. The researchers hope that their findings might, one day, help develop more effective treatment. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: The worrying 'rise of pseudomedicine'
In a recent article, a team of neurologists attacks an ongoing increase in pseudomedicine that claims to protect brain health and treat dementia. (Medical News Today)

Hearing loss and cognitive decline: Study probes link
Data from an 8-year study of 10,000 men aged 62 or older reveals a link between hearing loss and a markedly greater risk of subjective cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

Mild cognitive impairment: Reducing blood pressure can lower risk
Controlling systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg significantly lowered the risk of mild cognitive impairment in older adults. (Medical News Today)

memantine (Namenda)
Title: memantine (Namenda)
Category: Medications
Created: 11/3/2003 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2019 (Medicine Net)

Even Distant Relatives' History Could Up Your Alzheimer's Risk
Title: Even Distant Relatives' History Could Up Your Alzheimer's Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 (Medicine Net)

Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled
Title: Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled
Category: Health News
Created: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 (Medicine Net)

Dementia May Strike Differently, Depending on Race
Title: Dementia May Strike Differently, Depending on Race
Category: Health News
Created: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Healthy Diet Might Not Lower Dementia Risk
Title: Healthy Diet Might Not Lower Dementia Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested
Title: Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 (Medicine Net)

ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Title: ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 (Medicine Net)

Scientists Find 5 New Genes That Sway Alzheimer's Risk
Title: Scientists Find 5 New Genes That Sway Alzheimer's Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2019 (Medicine Net)

Too Much TV Might Dull the Aging Brain
Title: Too Much TV Might Dull the Aging Brain
Category: Health News
Created: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 (Medicine Net)

Active Brain and Body Are Powerful Weapons Against Dementia
Title: Active Brain and Body Are Powerful Weapons Against Dementia
Category: Health News
Created: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/21/2019 (Medicine Net)

FDA Warns 17 Companies About Illegal Alzheimer's Disease Products
Title: FDA Warns 17 Companies About Illegal Alzheimer's Disease Products
Category: Health News
Created: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

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