Alzheimer’s disease

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Alzheimer’s And Dementia Rates Decline In US, Wealthy Countries

The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

07/15/2014

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Researchers Develop Blood Test That ‘Can Predict With 90 Percent Accuracy’ If Person Will Develop Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Georgetown University say they have developed a blood test that can predict if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild dementia.

03/10/2014

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Study: No Link Between Contact Sports And Brain Disease

According to a recent study, there is not enough evidence between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

12/04/2013

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FDA Approves GE Brain Imaging Tool For Alzheimer’s

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen for Alzheimer’s disease.

10/25/2013

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Study: Breastfeeding Could Lower Alzheimer’s Risk In Women

Researchers have found that breastfeeding may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in women who do so with their newborn children, a new study states.

08/05/2013

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Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.

07/15/2013

A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Study: 1 In 3 Seniors Dies With, But Not From, Dementia

A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population.

03/19/2013

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Testing Brain Pacemakers To Zap Alzheimer’s Damage

It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone’s brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease.

01/20/2013

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