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The One Book Every Person Over 40 Needs To Read

Roz Warren | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I don't know if I'll get Alzheimer's, but I do know I don't want to. That's why I just read '100 Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's' by medical journalist Jean Carper.

Alzheimer's Could Be Detected Decades Earlier In Children Of Sufferers

Posted 02.13.2014 | Fifty

While children of Alzheimer's patients face a higher risk of developing the disease, there is some good news on the horizon. Researchers say that the ...

The Time Is Now to Bring the Fight to Dementia

Nicco Mele | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Nicco Mele

We want to give people a fighting chance to take on dementia head-on and win. To do that will require a significant increase in funding for basic research on the impact of aging on the brain.

This Vitamin May Actually Slow Alzheimer's Progression

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter ...

3 Metals That Might Cause Memory Problems

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

By Leslie Goldman Research reveals a surprising suspect in memory-robbing disorders. The exact causes of Alzheimer's disease are still unkno...

A New Approach To Alzheimer's Treatment That Just Might Work

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living

A group of researchers in San Francisco are exploring a new approach to Alzheimer's treatment that will tackle an unexplored protein that is closely l...

AIDS, Alzheimer's and Us

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As we redouble our commitment to eradicate AIDS on the occasion of World Aids Day last week, perhaps the global health community will also step up to the Alzheimer's crisis.

Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer's Disease?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Alzheimer's is still a clinical diagnosis and not one that can be made solely on the basis of scans and genetic testing. The tests supply useful information to the informed physician.

Heal Alzheimer's Disease With Art

Michael Samuels, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Samuels, M.D.

Anyone can use the healing power of art to reach a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease. The results can be astonishing.

Can We Prevent Alzheimer's? November Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

If we can target our adults with mild cognitive impairment -- forgetting phone numbers, where you put the keys, birthdays, anniversaries, and appointments -- we may have a real chance of preventing the slow decline into a world of dementia.

Step Up, Speak Out About Alzheimer's

Dr. Amy D'Aprix | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Amy D'Aprix

Alzheimer's disease is not and should never be a personal problem. Not for those who have Alzheimer's or the people caring for them. Nor is it just a national problem for individual governments to manage.

The Pitfalls Of Too Little Sleep May Be Greater Than You Think

Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty

When people are laying awake at night, they're usually thinking about the short-term effects of their sleeplessness -- the tiring day ahead and how ma...

Your Waistline Could Be Jeopardizing Your Memory

Posted 10.11.2013 | Fifty

That treat you just indulged in won't just go from your lips to your hips -- it might just go straight to your head. Middle-aged people with high abdo...

Can Being Too Clean Raise Your Risk Of Alzheimer's?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty

Sometimes a little dirt may be good for you, right? A new study suggests that those living in more industrialized countries with better hygiene may...

Of Mice and Memory: Reversing Memory Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Researchers at Columbia University have demonstrated that common age-related memory loss is distinct from Alzheimer's disease. As importantly, you can reverse this loss. Well, if you're a mouse, you can.

Discovered! A Major Cause Of Age-Related Memory Loss

Posted 08.28.2013 | Fifty

It's a protein called RbAp48. And, without it, memory loss is a lot more likely to happen as you age. Or so says a new Columbia University report that...

Foreign Studies Show Decline In Dementia

Hilary Young | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Three foreign studies were released recently that seem to suggest that rates of dementia are decreasing and will continue to decrease over time

THIS Has Huge Repercussions For The Treatment Of Alzheimer's

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Howard Fillit, MD

An 80-year-old successful and active businessman came to see me because of mild memory problems, and was afraid he had early Alzheimer's disease.

Could Alzheimer's Be Stopped A Decade Before Symptoms Appear?

Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty

Currently, there's no known way to prevent Alzheimer's disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in...

Ways To Prevent Alzheimer's, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Is there a way to protect yourself against Alzheimer's disease? Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman suggested keeping your brain act...

Will We Learn To Prevent Alzheimer's Before We Can Cure It?

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The global Alzheimer's community met in Boston earlier this month for its annual confab. The conference can be baffling to the lay outsider. Nevertheless, from the dense talks of B-lymphocyte dependent delayed cognitive deficits and amyloid-beta experimental models, one fascinating insight emerges: we may learn to prevent Alzheimer's before we can cure it.

Can Signs Of Alzheimer's Be Detected Years Before Diagnosis?

Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty

Treating Alzheimer's early is thought to be key to preventing damage to memory and thinking. And that's why a new study out of Birmingham City Univers...

We Are Women, Hear Us Roar

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Trish Vradenburg

Here is the Alzheimer's disease reality: Women are twice as likely as men to have Alzheimer's. Women are also twice as likely as men to be caretakers of Alzheimer's victims. Have I gotten your attention yet?

The Power of Compassion

Eric J. Hall | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

While it may not be the most innovative approach, but clearly a necessary one for success, compassion is moving Alzheimer's disease to the top of the list on the national and global "things to get done today."

Researchers Find Alzheimer's Warnings Years Before Symptoms Show

Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty

Researchers have figured out new ways to identify who is at risk of developing Alzheimer's, an incurable brain disease that affects 5.4 million Americ...