Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors May Have Memory Troubles

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors appear to have worse working memory than other adults, a small study finds.

Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the mental strain on people caring for loved ones recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication might offer a safer option for calming the agitation that commonly affects people with Alzheimer's disease, an early clinical trial suggests.

Women the Bigger Losers in Terms of Alzheimer's Costs

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of caring for a woman with Alzheimer's disease is ultimately about six times more than it is for a man with this form of dementia, new research indicates.

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mental function may decline faster in older adults with low levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests.

Could Red Wine Ingredient Affect Progression of Alzheimer's?

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and berries, may have some activity against Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary clinical trial suggests.

Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with Parkinson's disease have memory problems, researchers report.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes may be more prone to developing the brain "tangles" associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints.

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found.