Alzheimer disease

 
The Skinny on Dementia and Being Skinny
April 20, 2015

Underweight means highest risk, say researchers.

Beer Brews Up Good Medicine for the Brain
February 03, 2015

This adult beverage may actually provide health benefits, specifically for Alzheimer, Parkinson, and other neurological conditions.

Poor Sleep May Add to Dementia
January 06, 2015

Previous studies have shown a link between sleep stages and mental decline. This is the first to show that certain sleep features are related to brain changes.

The Obesity and Dementia Link
August 29, 2014

Growing evidence suggests a link between obesity and dementia, but risk may be heightened or lowered, depending on age. In this study, early to mid-life obesity was linked with increased risk of later dementia.

Respiratory Diagnoses Missed, Alzheimer Biomarkers, and More
March 13, 2014

In the news: respiratory disease underdiagnosed, Alzheimer biomarkers, Crohn disease microbiome, migraine device, sleep apnea and diabetes.

Vitamin E Slows Functional Decline in Alzheimer Patients
January 04, 2014

Vitamin E given daily was effective in slowing patients’ functional decline and in reducing caregiver time.

Omega-3 May Protect Against Alzheimer Disease
December 11, 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements can cross the blood-brain barrier in persons who have Alzheimer disease, affecting known markers for the disease and for inflammation, a study shows.

Sleep Problems Tied to Neurodegenerative Conditions
December 04, 2013

Brain cell damage similar to that seen in Alzheimer disease and other disorders results when a gene that controls the sleep-wake cycle and other bodily rhythms is disabled.

Use Peanut Butter to Sniff Out Early Alzheimer Disease?
October 23, 2013

Peanut butter and a ruler may turn out to be tools that offer an inexpensive, sensitive, and specific olfactory means of screening for Alzheimer disease. Details here.

Is Screening for Pre-dementia a Good Idea?
September 23, 2013

The drive to screen older persons for minor memory changes is leading to unnecessary investigation and potentially harmful treatment, according to some experts.