'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 25 percent of dementia patients in U.S. nursing homes are still quieted with risky antipsychotic medications. Now, a small study suggests that managing these difficult patients, instead of medicating them, could obtain better results.

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.

Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom "checklist" that might aid earlier diagnosis.

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-challenging jobs -- especially ones focused on people -- may help shield a person's mind against the ravages of age-related dementia, a new study finds.

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk.

Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability

THURSDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What if you could live well into your 90s and still be in good health?

Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease may affect people's ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows.

Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen after menopause may believe it helps them maintain their memory and thinking skills, but a new study suggests they are mistaken.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls

(HealthDay News) -- Falling and potentially hurting yourself isn't a foregone part of getting older.

Can Comedy Kill?

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Watch out Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Louis C.K. A new study finds standup comics seem to die at an earlier age than actors.