Seniors’ Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

April 29, 2016

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In some cases, worsening symptoms of depression in seniors might point to early dementia, a new study suggests.
The Dutch study can’t prove cause-and-effect, and certainly not every depressed senior is headed for dementia. But experts said the findings are intriguing.
“More research is needed, but the study raises the […]

Study Suggests This Skin Condition Is Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

April 28, 2016

Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors’ Minds Sharp

April 27, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss.
“We know that hearing aids can keep older adults with hearing loss more socially engaged by providing an important bridge […]

Trouble With Sense of Direction May Be Linked to Early Alzheimer’s: Study

April 26, 2016

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Difficulty remembering how to get around in new surroundings may be an extremely early sign of Alzheimer’s, a small study suggests.
The findings, if borne out in future research, might help doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s long before someone shows obvious memory problems, said researchers from Washington University in St. Louis.
The […]

Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

April 21, 2016

By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.
Researchers found that when folks retire they tend to increase their physical activity, sit less and sleep more soundly.
“Our study paints a positive picture […]

HIV Patients Now Living Long Enough to Develop Alzheimer’s

April 19, 2016

TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The first case of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in a person with HIV highlights the fact that long-time HIV survivors are starting to reach ages where their risk for Alzheimer’s increases, researchers report.
The 71-year-old man was diagnosed after a medical scan revealed amyloid protein clumps in his brain. Until […]

Radiation May Help After Surgery for ‘Soft-Tissue’ Cancers

April 14, 2016

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Older patients with a type of cancer called soft-tissue sarcomas may benefit more from radiation therapy after surgery than younger patients do, a new study suggests.
The results might change the way older patients are treated for soft-tissue sarcomas, which are cancers that develop in muscles, fat and other […]

Alzheimer’s Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones’ Faces

April 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study sheds light on what is often called one of the cruelest effects of Alzheimer’s disease — the patient’s inability to recognize loved ones.
Researchers report that along with causing memory loss, Alzheimer’s also seems to affect people’s visual perception — specifically their ability to recognize […]

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors

April 12, 2016

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Major and worsening depression may significantly increase seniors’ risk of dementia, a new study suggests.
The research included close to 2,500 people in their 70s who did not have any signs of dementia at the start of the study. The participants were monitored for five years for symptoms of […]

Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds

April 5, 2016

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Even healthy, young adults may have hardening of the arteries that can harm their brain health, a new study suggests.
Brain changes that can lead to mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease later in life have been found in people in their 40s, the researchers reported.
The new study shows […]


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