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High-Protein Diet May Prevent Functional Decline in the Elderly

March 13th, 2014
High-Protein Diet May Prevent Functional Decline in the ElderlyA diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, may help the elderly maintain a higher level of physical, psychological and social functioning, according to a new ...

Lower IQ, Poor Fitness in Teen Years Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

March 11th, 2014
Lower IQ, Poor Fitness in Teen Years Linked to Higher Risk of DementiaA new study of more than one million Swedish men found that those who had a lower IQ or poor cardiovascular fitness ...

Death From Alzheimer’s Disease Under-Reported

March 10th, 2014
Death From Alzheimer's Disease Under-ReportedAlzheimer's disease is often under-reported as a cause of death and may contribute to nearly as many deaths as heart disease or cancer, according to a new study published in ...

Blood Test Can Predict Risk of Getting Alzheimer’s

March 9th, 2014
Researchers Say Blood Test Predicts Risk of Getting Alzheimer’sResearchers have discovered a blood test that they say can predict with greater than 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop mild cognitive impairment or ...

Celexa Shown to Ease Alzheimer’s Aggression

March 8th, 2014
Celexa Shown to Ease Alzheimer's AggressionThe antidepressant drug citalopram (brand names Celexa or Cipramil) can significantly relieve agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to the results of a clinical trial led by Johns Hopkins ...

Rat Research Suggests Drug Therapy May Reverse Memory Loss

March 7th, 2014
Rat Research Suggests Drug Therapy May Reverse Memory LossMinor episodes such as forgetting where we put the keys, or failing to remember a name are part of the aging process. That said, what if all ...

Deaths from Alzheimer’s May Be Underestimated

March 7th, 2014
Deaths from Alzheimer’s May Be UnderestimatedNew research suggests many more people die from Alzheimer’s disease each year than what is reported on death certificates. Accurate reporting of cause of death is important for determining potential epidemics ...

Recognizing Your Own Fading Sense of Smell a Risk Factor for Future Dementia

March 2nd, 2014
Recognizing Your Own Fading Sense of Smell a Risk Factor for Future DementiaRecognizing that you are losing your sense of smell may be one warning sign that dementia could appear within the next 10 ...

Self-Reported Fitness Level May Predict Risk of Dementia

February 27th, 2014
Self-Reported Fitness Level May Predict Risk of Dementia An innovative study out of Finland suggests an individual’s impression of their level of fitness in midlife can reveal a person’s future risk of dementia. Researchers followed ...

Could a High-Carb Diet Increase Risk of Dementia?

February 24th, 2014
Could a High-Carb Diet Increase Risk of Dementia?A new theory suggests that even small increases in blood sugar caused by a diet high in carbohydrates can be detrimental to brain health. Some studies link carbohydrate ...