Alzheimer’s News

Alzheimer’s Drugs May Protect Heart

May 14th, 2014
Alzheimer's Drugs May Protect HeartCertain Alzheimer's drugs may help protect against heart attack, a recent large study shows. Heart attack is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to Professor Peter ...

Dementia Risk Doubles in Older Schizophrenia Patients

May 8th, 2014
Dementia Risk Doubles in Older Schizophrenia PatientsFor older patients with schizophrenia, the risk for developing dementia is twice as high compared to those without the severe mental disease, according to new research from Regenstrief ...

Mouse Study: Young Blood Recharges Old Brains

May 6th, 2014
Mouse Study: Young Blood Recharges Old BrainsInfusing an old mouse brain with the blood of young mice appears to restore previously lost mental capacities, according to a new study by Stanford University School of ...

Caring for Horses Can Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients

May 6th, 2014
Caring for Horses Can Benefit Alzheimer's PatientsSpending time with horses and caring for their needs eases the symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia, according to new research published in the journal Anthrozoos. The small pilot study was a ...

Humor Can Aid Memory in Seniors

April 29th, 2014
Humor Can Aid Memory in SeniorsHumor may indeed be the best medicine, especially for older folks. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California have found that laughing can reduce levels of stress hormones and improve ...

Exercise To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Away

April 24th, 2014
Exercise To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease AwayA study of older adults finds evidence that moderate physical activity can stave off shrinkage of the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation -- the area that ...

Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain Diseases

April 23rd, 2014
Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain DiseasesA new study suggests a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Researchers at the ...

Improve Dementia Management – Without More Drugs

April 22nd, 2014
Improve Dementia Management – Without More Drugs A panel of specialists in senior mental health has developed a new approach for handing agitation, aggression, and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia. Researchers believe the ...

Modeling the Cellular Basis of Memory

April 17th, 2014
Modeling the Cellular Basis of MemoryResearchers at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains the cellular mechanisms responsible for retaining select memories a few hours after an event. This new ...

Low Vitamin D Tied to Cognitive Decline in Elderly

April 17th, 2014
Low Vitamin D Tied to Cognitive Decline in ElderlyAlthough vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment are common in elders, prior research has failed to determine whether there's a relationship between the two. In a new ...