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Alzheimer’s Disease

Tackling Alzheimer’s disease

It is never too late to lower your risk factors for dementia, but the time to start is now.

Sleep apnea may boost Alzheimer’s risk

An estimated 30 percent to 80 percent of the elderly suffer from this chronic condition.

Evolution not over for humans

Study finds natural selection still happening, with gene variants linked to Alzheimer's, smoking fading.

Dozens of potential Alzheimer’s meds in the pipeline

Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003.

Alzheimer’s deaths jump 55 percent

CDC reports more patients are dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved ones.

Could a zap to the brain jog failing memory?

Deep brain stimulation appears to help, but much more research is needed.

Vitamin E, selenium won’t curb dementia risk

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet.'

Does lack of exercise invite dementia?

Being sedentary may make you as vulnerable as those whose genes put them at risk for Alzheimer's.

Gene therapy—an Alzheimer’s treatment?

The research is preliminary and plenty of work remains, but an animal study shows promise.

Fallout from 9/11 linked to early dementia

First responders who developed PTSD seem at greater risk of mental decline.

Behavior changes may be first signs of Alzheimer’s

Researchers developed a checklist to help spot those at risk.

Beware whole body cryotherapy claims

FDA warns health benefits aren't proven, and trendy treatment carries risk of injury.

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