Posts Tagged ‘Risk’

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Why Women Are More Likely To Have Alzheimer’s Disease

Changes in the brain that happen after menopause may make women vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, recent research suggests. The hypothesis may explain why women are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease after age 65 compared with men, the researchers say. (About 17 percent of women in the U.S. over age 65 have Alzheimer’s, compared […]

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Fish Could Cut Risk of Dementia As It Boosts Blood Flow to Brain | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Eating fish may boost blood flow to the brain which could stave off dementia in later life, researchers have discovered. The health benefits of a diet rich in omega-3, a fatty acid found in oily fish, have long been suspected, and the findings of two studies into its effects on young people suggest that it […]

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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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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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Family History May be a Stronger Influencer in Development of Alzheimer’s Disease Than Previously Thought | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Family history of Alzheimer disease is associated with several age-related changes that appear to influence Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarker abnormalities beyond the increased risk of the APOE4 gene, according to a report published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, the “recent […]

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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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Is Alzheimer’s Contagious? | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A provocative new study may have you pondering that question next time you offer a hug and a kiss to someone affected by the devastating neurological disease. It showed that the brains of mice injected with tissue from a human with Alzheimer’s exhibited changes characteristic of the disease – suggesting that some cases of Alzheimer’s […]

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Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A new study shows that levels of amyloid beta, a byproduct of brain activity that is considered a marker for Alzheimer’s disease, normally rise during the day and decrease at night. While the finding is preliminary, it could suggest a possible link between sleep deprivation and people’s risk for developing the brain-robbing disease, researchers say. […]

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Safeguards Needed to Prevent Discrimination of Early Alzheimer’s Patients in the Workplace

The changing tide of Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents new challenges to the public, physicians and lawmakers: if you could find out your Alzheimer’s risk, would you want to know? How should doctors tell you your risk? And what does it mean for the many newly diagnosed Americans still in the workplace? Despite the emergence of new […]

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Diabetes May Significantly Increase the Risk of Dementia

People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Our findings emphasize the need to consider diabetes as a potential risk factor for dementia,” said study author […]