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Blood test IDs those at-risk for cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s within 3...

Researchers have discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with greater than 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop mild...

Vitamin E seems to slow mild Alzheimer decline

Among patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease, a daily dosage of 2,000 IUs of vitamin E, compared to placebo, was effective in slowing...

Research may improve early detection of dementia

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older...

Exercise may be the best medicine for Alzheimer’s disease

New research out of the University of Maryland School of Public Health shows that exercise may improve cognitive function in those at risk for...

Combo video game, exercise helps seniors stay sharp

Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults...

Biochemical signature predicts progression to Alzheimer’s disease

A study led by Research Professor Matej Orešič from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland suggests that Alzheimer's disease is preceded by a molecular signature indicative of hypoxia and up-regulated pentose phosphate pathway. This indicator c...

Eating fish reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease

People who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis may be improving their brain health and reducing their risk of developing mild...

Financial planning a key but neglected component of Alzheimer’s care, say...

Patients newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, and their families, need better guidance from their physicians on how to plan for the patient's progressive loss of ability to handle finances, according to a study led by a physi...

Walking slows progression of Alzheimer’s

CHICAGO -- Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North Amer...

Focus on dementia

Alzheimer's disease is not the only type of dementia. Two particular forms are dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia. In both forms, the diagnosis is of vital importance because the treatment for these dementias differs from t...

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