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High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer’s Risk

July 27, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that insulin resistance — higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede type 2 diabetes — was related to poorer performance on memory tests taken by late-middle-age […]


Why Your Risk for Dementia May Be Lower Than Your Parents’ and Grandparents’

July 24, 2015

New research suggests that people born after 1930 may have a lower risk of developing dementia than the generation before them, adding to evidence that the incidence of dementia may be declining in the United States and elsewhere.


Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain

July 23, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Eating a healthier diet might reduce the risk of problems with certain brain functions as you age, findings from a recent study suggest.
Older adults with healthier diets reduced their odds of impaired “executive function” by 35 percent. Executive function refers to a collection of things […]


Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer’s

July 23, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may be the best medicine for seniors facing the onset of dementia, according to three new clinical trials.
Physical activity improved mood, memory and ability to think for participants in all three studies.
One study found that intense aerobic exercise improves blood flow to […]


Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia

July 22, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Elderly Americans with dementia who live at home may need help managing their pain, a new study suggests.
“As a hospice nurse caring for people in their homes, I have seen many patients with dementia who suffer from distressing pain,” said study author Lauren Hunt, a physiological nursing Ph.D. […]


Women May Descend Into Alzheimer’s Twice as Fast as Men

July 21, 2015

Women with mild thinking and memory problems — known as mild cognitive impairment — deteriorate twice as fast mentally as men with the same condition, according to new research.


Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds

July 20, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly six in 10 women over the age of 60 who are in committed relationships are sexually active, new research shows.
“I wasn’t necessarily surprised by the proportion of older women who are sexually active, but maybe others might be,” said study author Dr. Holly Thomas, […]


How Skipping Exercise in Your 20s, 30s Might Hurt Your Brain Later On

July 20, 2015

Take heed, couch potatoes: Excessive TV time in young adulthood might raise your odds for mental decline decades later, a new study suggests.


Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer’s?

July 20, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Kids at the head of the class not only have better college and job prospects, they may also stave off Alzheimer’s disease, two new studies suggest.
People with the best school grades and most complex jobs later on — as managers, teachers or executives, for […]


As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer’s Rates Will Soar

July 20, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is set to skyrocket in the United States due to the aging of the baby-boom generation, and the cost of caring for these patients will devour a large chunk of Medicare’s budget, a new study suggests.
More than 28 […]



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