Tag Archive | "Alzheimer’s"

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Having Great-Grandparents, Cousins With Alzheimer’s Linked To Higher Risk

Having a parent with Alzheimer’s disease has been known to raise a person’s risk of developing the disease, but new research suggests that having second- and third-degree relatives who have had Alzheimer’s may also increase risk.

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Can Stroke Drug Also Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

An experimental drug used to treat stroke may also prevent Alzheimer’s, research suggests.

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In Just Six Months, Exercise May Help Those with Thinking Problems

After six months of exercise, study participants’ scores on thinking tests improved by the equivalent of reversing nearly nine years of aging.

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Patty Younts said her husband, Howard, who suffers from a rare variant of Alzheimer's, grew more confused and suspicious in the storm. (Courtesy of Patty Younts)

The Storm Within: Protecting Loved Ones With Dementia During Florence

As Hurricane Florence barreled toward her coastal community, Patty Younts grappled with a question: Where should a person with dementia go?

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More Daytime Sleepiness, More Alzheimer’s Risk?

The finding adds to a growing body of evidence that poor quality sleep could encourage this form of dementia to develop.

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Innovative Couples’ Intervention Helps People With Dementia Communicate

For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner’s decline in the ability to communicate is frightening and frustrating.

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