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Alzheimer’s Disease

Does dementia run in your family? Take a brain test

Study finds link between ancestors' health history, memory changes.

Science probes dementia-anemia link

Low level of blood protein that transports oxygen is associated with greater risk of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

Alzheimer’s research eyes rogue proteins

Similar to an infection, misshapen forms of two proteins appear to spread through the brain.

Brush teeth, save brain?

Speculative research is probing a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer's.

Unraveling Alzheimer’s

Scanning technology spots problems sooner, leading to earlier treatment and better management of a thus-far incurable disease.

Frailty—dementia risk factor?

New research indicates a frail brain could be more susceptible to neurological problems such as dementia, as the patient is less able to cope.

‘There’s no one magic activity’

But studies show you can slow the progression of dementia. Here's what you should do to ensure long-term brain health.

Feeling glum? Brighten up with movies

Researchers are finding that cultural engagement may help people tamp down depression as they age.

Omega-3s in seafood may keep you healthier, longer

Eating more whole foods, such as wild Alaskan salmon or other oily fish, at least two times per week is a good start.

Eyes could be the window to predicting Alzheimer’s

Plaques accumulate in the brain two decades before symptoms appear, so scientists are trying to find ways to detect the disease earlier.

Got that foggy feelin’?

Before you conclude your faulty memory is a sign of impending Alzheimer’s, consider reversible dementia as the culprit.

Patient Story

‘The love for horses’

When a hospice nurse invites 84-year-old Lloyd Robinson to her farm, memories of his childhood and rodeo days spill forth.

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