Test Predicting Alzheimer's Would Be Welcome, Survey Finds
TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If a test could tell
them they were going to develop Alzheimer's disease, most American
seniors would take it, a new study finds.
Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beta blocker drugs are
often the go-to medication for people who've survived a heart
Whether Statins Cut Alzheimer's Risk May Depend on Gender, Race
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Could
cholesterol-fighting statins fend off Alzheimer's disease?
Was Football Safer Back in the Day?
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that
suggests football used to be a less dangerous sport, a small study
shows that men who played in high school in the 1950s and 1960s may
not be at increased risk for dementia or memory problems.
Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern
THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of
powerful opioid painkillers may be common among Alzheimer's disease
patients and could be a cause for concern, researchers report.
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