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Using Computers May Prevent Cognitive Decline

In fact, it may help prevent cognitive decline like that other evil of the modern age: exercise. In addition to exercise and good nutrition for the aging brain, using the computer to keep your mind active could prevent mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This form of cognitive decline falls in between normal age-related memory problems and […]

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Simple Medical Tests Can Predict Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A combination of medical tests could improve the prediction of impending Alzheimer’s disease in patients, according to a recent study. By comparing risk factors based on magnetic resonance imaging, cerebrospinal fluid and neuropsychological testing, researchers at the University of California and the San Diego School of Medicine believe that doctors will be able to assess […]

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Depression Ups Women’s Risk of Dementia | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

While depression isn’t an inevitable part of aging, women are twice as likely as men to develop the mood disorder, and that can have significant health repercussions later in life, doctors say. At a conference on aging and memory in Toronto on Tuesday, clinical psychologist Nasreen Khatri said experiencing bouts of depression during one’s life […]

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Fish Oil For Cognitive Health: The Investigation Continues | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Recent media coverage about health research has emphasized study results indicating that fish oil as a treatment to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has proven to be ineffective. Widely cited as the source of this information is an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association describing the results of an NIA study […]

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Oldest US Citizens May Hold the Clues that Explain Cognitive Decline In Dementia Patients | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye’s Oregon Brain Aging Study (OBAS), a longitudinal study of factors related to healthy brain aging, has received a Merit Review Continuation Award from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The study, now entering its 22nd year, will use the four-year award to focus on understanding the mechanisms related to a major cause of […]

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How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? Measuring Brain Wellness As We Age When it comes to loss of memory and the decline of other mental functions associated with aging, health care providers and their patients need good information to guide proper care and treatment. That is why researchers who investigate brain wellness […]

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Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk, Proven by Two New Studies | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Two new studies highlight the connections between diabetes and dementia. One adds to a growing body of evidence that diabetes, one of the most common medical disorders among older Americans, is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. But intensive treatments for diabetes in those who already have it have limited […]

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Blood Tests May Predict Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A team of scientists, led by Johns Hopkins researchers, may have found a way to predict how quickly patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will lose cognitive function by looking at ratios of two fatty compounds in their blood. The finding, they say, could provide useful information to families and caregivers, and might also suggest treatment […]