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Exercise May Be As Valuable As Good Genes In Lowering Dementia Risk

It could be as easy as going for a walk three times a week.<p>Everyone knows fitness is important, but it can be hard to measure exactly what role it plays in health. According to one new study, exercise may be as powerful an influence on disease risk as genetic predisposition ― at least when it comes …

The Brain

Loneliness is a hazard of old age. A phone call can mean a lot

Some of us enjoy solitude. But when you have no choice, and are stuck with too much of it, it can easily turn into loneliness, which is no pleasure at all. There are more than a million older people in England whose lives are blighted by loneliness – and now we have Christmas rubbing it in, as …

Self-improvement

Early signs of Alzheimer's disease identified

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have detected key changes in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.<p>The study confirmed for the …

The Alzheimer's Laboratory

<i>The following script is from “The Alzheimer’s Laboratory,” which aired on Nov. 27, 2016. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shari Finkelstein,</i> …

These simple lifestyle changes can prevent or slow Alzheimer’s

An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, 5.2 million of them are age 65 or older. The disease will escalate as baby …

New findings on physical activity could shape treatment for mild Alzheimer's disease

For older adults, physical activity is apt to shield against cognitive decline and forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Yet, as people …

'The 5 Love Languages' help family connect with mother suffering from Alzheimer's

It was a beautifulAugust morning in Winston Salem, North Carolina, three years ago when my wife, Rebecca, then age 59, and I were engaging in our morning ritual of sipping coffee on the back porch. Without warning, the awful moment I had long dreaded finally arrived: Rebecca, diagnosed with …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

Breast Cancer

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