Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Humans have evolved to have gene variants that protect older adults from mental decline, new research suggests.

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well.

Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Tied to Brain Bleeds in Men: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have the Alzheimer's disease-linked ApoE4 gene variant may have an increased risk for brain bleeds, a new study suggests.

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing your sense of smell may mark the start of memory problems and possibly Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug raloxifene doesn't help the declining memory and thinking skills of women who have mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests.

Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For some older women, feeling unusually forgetful may be a sign that dementia will develop later on, a new study suggests.

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health care and caregiving costs for dementia patients in the final five years of life are far more burdensome than they are for patients with cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, a new study suggests.

Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who have an increased genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may already show differences in how their brains handle spatial navigation, a small study suggests.

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have moved closer to developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.

Nerve Disorder in Horses May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some signs of a rare nerve disorder in horses are similar to those in people with Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders, a new study shows.