Health News

Staying Fit to Fend off Illness
The risk for various health problems increases with age. But there are steps people can take to help minimize these risks, and exercise seems to be one of those steps.
Exercise for the Mind
Mild cognitive impairment causes problems with memory, language and thinking. It can also put people at a greater risk for developing Alzheimer's.  For patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), exercising may offer some protection for the mind. 
Early Detection of Alzheimer's
There may be a way to detect Alzheimer's disease sooner. Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia that causes memory loss and problems with thinking. Currently, Alzheimer's can only be diagnosed with certainty after a person has died.
Alzheimer's & Prediabetes Not Hand-In-Hand
Researchers have been investigating whether there is a link between high blood sugar and the development of Alzheimer's disease for some time. A new study may offer some sweet comfort for patients with prediabetes and high blood sugar.
What If You're Not Sleeping Like a Baby?
Waking up a few times each night is normal, whether it's just for a few seconds, a few minutes or longer. But waking up dozens of times each night may be a sign of future problems.
Can Cancer Cancel Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging, although it typically develops in later adulthood. Research is ongoing to find causes and cures for Alzheimer's, including links between Alzheimer's and other diseases. 
Diagnosing the Right Kind of Dementia
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, which causes memory loss and behavioral changes. There are other types of dementia, and the correct diagnosis is important for treatment.
To Screen for Dementia or Not
Routine screening for certain diseases comes with aging. But among the general population, pricey screening tests for dementia may not provide any real benefit for seniors who are not at risk.
Antibody Trips Up Alzheimer’s a Bit
The race to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease has led to trying medications that work for other diseases. One particular medication has shown some positive signs of slowing down signs of Alzheimer's progression.
Cancer and Alzheimer's: A Less Likely Duo
Alzheimer's disease and cancer are big concerns for many aging people. Having one of those conditions can be difficult for patients and families. Having both would likely be an even greater hardship.