Tag Archives: Alzheimers

Driving With Early Alzheimer’s May Be Ill-Advised

Gene Research Offers Clues to Parkinson's Disease

By Ellin HolohanHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) — Elderly people with failing memories often keep driving, but a study of Alzheimer’s patients suggests the risk of getting lost — even on familiar streets — may be greater than once thought. Even with early dementia, there may be no …

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Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer’s

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WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study in twins is offering clues to the power of genetics in charting the course of the brain-robbing disease Alzheimer’s. Experts have long known that the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and the brain changes associated with the condition can vary widely …

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A Purposeful Life May Stave Off Alzheimer’s

Number of Americans With Alzheimer's May Triple by 2050

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) — People who say their lives have a purpose are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or its precursor, mild cognitive impairment, a new study suggests. As the population ages and dementia becomes a more frequent diagnosis, there’s increasing impetus to …

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Longer Use of Alzheimer’s Drug May Help Patients

Gene Research Offers Clues to Parkinson's Disease

Continued Treatment With Aricept Shows Some Merit By Denise MannWebMD Health News Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD March 7, 2012 — The Alzheimer’s drug Aricept helps people with early to moderate signs of the disease maintain a higher level of function, but just how long the drug continues working …

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Sleep Apnea May Be Linked With Alzheimer’s Marker

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans are left drowsy each day by sleep apnea, and new research suggests it might also raise their odds for Alzheimer’s disease. It isn’t clear, however, if sleep apnea causes the buildup of “tau” protein tangles in …

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Scientists Find 5 New Genes That Sway Alzheimer’s Risk

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FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The largest study to date of the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s has uncovered five new gene mutations that make people more vulnerable to the memory-robbing disease. The international team of scientists analyzed the DNA of more than 94,000 people collected by the four …

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Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care to Cost U.S. $200 Billion This Year

Number of Americans With Alzheimer's May Triple by 2050

THURSDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) — Caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia will cost the United States about $200 billion this year, a total that includes $140 billion paid by Medicare and Medicaid, new statistics released Thursday show. Medicaid payments are 19 times higher for …

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Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer’s Risk

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Latest Women’s Health News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many women turn to hormone therapy to ease some of the more troubling symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. But new research suggests that relief may come at a …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Death Toll Higher Than Thought

Number of Americans With Alzheimer's May Triple by 2050

By Matt McMillenWebMD Health News Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH March 5, 2014 — The number of people who die from Alzheimer’s disease may be five times higher than previously thought, researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago say. The study’s numbers would make Alzheimer’s the third leading …

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Maria Shriver Sounds the Alarm on Women and Alzheimer’s

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Why are two out of three people struck by Alzheimer’s disease women? That’s the question that drove journalist and author Maria Shriver to start the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM). The group is dedicated to raising awareness that women face …

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