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.

9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests.

Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now think they know why that's the case.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin resistance, a key component of type 2 diabetes, may contribute to language problems in women that can potentially signal early dementia, new research suggests.

Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults scoring poorly in higher-level thinking skills -- those used to reason, plan and solve problems -- are significantly more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke, new research suggests.

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests.

Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans feel they are prepared for the process of aging, but many have concerns about maintaining their physical and mental health as they get older, a new survey finds.

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia.

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50 million Americans live with a disability, health officials reported Thursday.

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, a new study reports.