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Can Seniors Handle Results of Alzheimer's Risk Tests?

MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 – As researchers hone in on ways to detect whether someone has a high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease before they have any symptoms, mental health professionals have...

Are Baby Boomers Less Sharp Than Previous Generations?

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 – Aging baby boomers may not be as mentally sharp as their parents were, a new study suggests – raising questions about what the pattern could mean for future dementia rates....

More Education May Slow Start of Early-Onset Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2020 – Among people who have the gene that carries a heightened risk for early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests that more education might slow the development of...

Education May Affect β-Amyloid Burden in Alzheimer Disease

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2020 – Years of education and the ε4 risk allele at APOE influence β-amyloid pathology in asymptomatic individuals with a parental history of sporadic Alzheimer disease (AD), w...

Long-Term Negative Thinking Tied to Alzheimer Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 – Repetitive negative thinking (RNT) may be associated with increased Alzheimer disease (AD) risk, according to a study published in the July issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia....

P-tau217 Shows Promise as Biomarker for Alzheimer Disease

FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 – Plasma tau phosphorylated at threonine 217 (P-tau217) shows promise as a biomarker for Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published online July 28 in the Journal of...

Dual Sensory Impairment Ups Dementia Risk

FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 – Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments – dual sensory impairment (DSI) – are at a significantly increased risk for dementia, according to a study published...

AHA News: Sustained High Blood Pressure May Damage Brain Vessels

FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (American Heart Association News) – Having high blood pressure for long periods may increase the chance of small vessel damage in the brain, which has been linked to dementia...

Twelve Factors Account for About 40 Percent of Dementias

THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 – Twelve factors account for about 40 percent of worldwide dementias, according to a report published online July 30 in The Lancet to coincide with the Alzheimer's...

Under 50 and Overweight? Your Odds for Dementia Later May Rise

THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 – Need fresh motivation to lose some weight? New research suggests that young adults who are overweight or obese face a higher risk for dementia in their golden years. For...

Blood Test Heralds New Era in Alzheimer's Diagnosis

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 – A new blood test offers hope that doctors may soon be able to diagnose Alzheimer's disease with astonishing accuracy. A study led by Swedish researchers found the test did...

9/11 First Responders Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer's: Study

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 – First responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks appear to be at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia, new research suggests. The prevalence of post-traumatic...

Could the Flu Shot Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's?

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 – Getting vaccinated to protect against pneumonia and flu may offer an unexpected benefit – a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Two new studies being...

Risk Factors Provide Targets for Preventing Alzheimer Disease

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 – Ten risk factors should be targeted to prevent Alzheimer disease, according to a review published online July 20 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry....

Few Dementia Caregivers Receive Firearm Safety Counseling

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 – Few caregivers of adults with Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD) receive professional counseling about firearm safety, according to a study published online...

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