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Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s
Men and women are different in many ways, and their brains are a bit different, too. So researchers wanted to know how Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affected the brains of men and women.
Can Medical Tests Predict Alzheimer’s?
Lately, many new medical evaluations seem to be pointing to blood and brain tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in its early stages. But can it be that simple?
Stay Active, Keep the Brain Healthy?
As the brain ages, some mental skills may suffer. Staying physically active may be linked to keeping the brain healthy into old age.
Caregiving: Trusting in Self
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be stressful. Believing in yourself and having spiritual beliefs may help offset some of the stress. A recent study found that two qualities worked together to help dementia caregivers deal with stress.
Will MCI Become Dementia?
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a loss of memory and thinking skills, and it can progress to dementia in some people. But, we don’t know why some people with MCI remain stable.
Can Alzheimer’s Disease Be Prevented?
The number of people with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is expected to rise. There are no treatments to prevent AD. A trial is planned to see if drugs may be able to stop the onset of AD.
Caring for Caregivers
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be hard. Caregiver support and training may be a good way for caregivers to take care of themselves.
Like Diabetes, Like Alzheimer's
The hormone insulin plays a central role in diabetes. Now, it seems the hormone may also play a role in the early signs of Alzheimer's disease.
Anti-Psychotics for Dementia, Yes or No?
Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat aggression and agitation in patients with dementia. They can have some unwanted side effects. But when the meds were stopped for a group of patients, symptoms returned.
Memory Loss - Plaques or Genes?
Plaques in the brain and some genes have been linked to risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). A recent study compared the effects of plaques and genes on memory.