Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises red flags about the use of ventilators among dementia patients in intensive care units.

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet and regular exercise might be the keys to keeping your brain free of changes that lead to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests.

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of feeding tubes for nursing home patients with advanced dementia -- a practice increasingly discouraged by some national organizations -- is declining, a new study finds.

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a lower weight may increase older adults' risk of the memory-robbing disorder Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may benefit people who have memory loss, but don't yet have dementia, suggests a review by Chinese researchers of five earlier studies.

Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blindness is what many Americans fear most, a new survey shows.

Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating a targeted area of the brain with small doses of weak electricity while you sleep may enhance your ability to remember what you learned the night before, new research finds.

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation appears safe for people with early Alzheimer's disease -- and might even slow down memory loss in some, a preliminary study suggests.

2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease is often misdiagnosed, possibly causing undue stress for those who don't have the disease but are told they do, and delays in treatment for others, two new studies reveal.

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests.