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The brain may clean out Alzheimer’s plaques during sleep

Sleep deprivation may speed up development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia

Retinal thinning, cognitive decline associated? Evidence says yes

By the thinnest of margins, retinal deterioration could portend cognitive decline, according to a growing body of evidence that uses common ocular …

Dementia

1 in 9 US Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Problems

If you're middle-aged and you think you're losing your memory, you're not alone, a new U.S. government report shows.<p>In fact, one in nine Americans …

Dementia

Oranges May Keep Macular Degeneration At Bay; Eat These Foods Too!

According to the journal American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, an orange a day keeps macular degeneration away<p>According to the journal American …

Nutrition

Happy Retirement, How To Live Well In Your Golden Years

When I talk to the happiest retirees I know, their retirement joy is rarely about the money. On the other hand, when I talk to retired people who are not enjoying retirement, financial stress is often a major culprit. Are you ready for the retirement good life?<p>We can argue until the cows come home …

Retirement

Physical Activity as a Determinant of Successful Aging over Ten Years

Article |<p>Open | Published: 12 July 2018<p>Bamini Gopinath ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3573-359X,<br>• Annette Kifley,<br>• Victoria M. Flood &<br>• Paul Mitchell<p><i>Scientific</i> …

Clinical Trials

My dad was always our primary caregiver. When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, our roles reversed.

By the time I was a senior in high school, I had my mind set on pursuing a career in politics. Like most of my peers, I was applying to …

Alzheimer's Disease

Even More Evidence for the Link Between Alzheimer’s and Herpes

Several new studies have rejuvenated a long-dismissed idea that links the common brain disease to the viral infections.<p>In 1907, the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer published a description of a 50-year-old woman who suffered from memory problems, hallucinations, and delusions. In the woman’s …

Dementia

Five Fixable Things That Can Lead to Dementia If Left Untreated

Experts say that dementia, the general term for a severe decline in mental ability, affects 47.5 million people worldwide and the numbers are …

Dementia

Biogen Alzheimer's drug success: A big step because almost everything that came before it has failed

On Thursday night, Biogen announced surprise successful results from an Alzheimer's drug clinical trial that sent shares of the pharmaceutical …

Alzheimer's Disease

Regular coffee intake can increase longevity: Dr. Siegel

A new study found regular coffee consumption delivers the health benefits of preventing diseases like heart disease, diabetes and multiple forms of cancer, according to Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Seigel.<p>The study was conducted in the United Kingdom with 500,000 individuals, most of whom were …

Coffee

Financial Elder Abuse: The Dark Side Of Aging And Finances

Although massively underreported, financial exploitation is increasingly becoming a rampant form of abuse among aging adults, particularly those with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. These crimes are now so widespread that elderly financial abuse is …

How to Feel Visible and Vibrant After 60 in 5 Easy Steps

I’ve shared the story before about how, several years ago, I hosted a small group of women – all over 60 – at my home and was shocked to discover …

Happiness

How To Age Independently? Retiring Well Requires More Than Money, Diet And Exercise

On an extraordinarily hot Independence Day weekend, I visited my elderly mother-in-law in her quiet suburban community on the edge of Boston, Massachusetts. She lives alone and mostly independently. Part of my wife’s and my weekend ritual is visiting and running errands with her.<p>As we walked down …

Hurricane Maria

People Who Feel Younger Than Their Age Show Less Signs of Brain Aging

A new study has found that elderly people who do not feel their age show fewer signs of brain aging.<p>Using MRI scans, researchers found that those …

The Brain

Skin patch could transform treatment of Alzheimer's

Postage stamp-sized skin patch that only needs changing once a week could revolutionise treatment of Alzheimer's, experts claim<p><b>The patch, worn on the</b> …

Dementia

Brain study paves way for therapy for common cause of dementia

Scientists have uncovered a potential approach to treat one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke in older people. Studies with rats found …

Dementia

Scientists Looking at Brain Stimulation as a Possible Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Early research indicates brain stimulation might be effective for older Alzheimer’s patients with mild symptoms. However, a lot more study is still …

Dementia

Why do women get Alzheimer’s disease twice as often as men?

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 4:15<p>November 1st, 2017<p>Women are twice as likely as men to get Alzheimer’s disease, and no one knows why. As our Brain Power TODAY series continues, NBC special anchor Maria Shriver reports on an innovative new study that hopes to help …

Alzheimer's Disease

Proving to the DMV that you can drive when you are 89 years old is not for the faint of heart

Visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles is never a totally pleasurable experience; usually the most you can hope for is an absence of pain. But waiting for a test in Culver City recently felt like torture.<p>I was having flashbacks to my 16th birthday, the day I failed my driver’s test at the Canoga …

Culver City

5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Why It's Important to Start Now

Drop the Soduko and adopt these simple habits to stand a chance against Alzheimers and other brain diseases.<p>July 03, 2018<p>This past weekend my …

Alzheimer's Disease

Drug that stops progression of Parkinson's disease heads for human trials

An exciting experimental drug developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine has been found to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease in live …

Dementia

Dementia linked to 'chronic, rather than temporary' inflammation

Heightened levels of brain inflammation biomarkers have been linked to the development of dementia, but it remains unclear whether inflammation must …

The Brain

Maintaining healthy vision may help prevent cognitive decline in elderly

Want to protect your brain? Look after your eyes! Maintaining healthy vision may help prevent cognitive decline in elderly people, study</b> …

Cognition

Turns out, you really can think yourself young

You’re only as old as you feel, as the saying goes.<p>It turns out there may be some truth behind it: New research suggests people who feel younger than …

The Brain

Could Aspirin Help Keep Alzheimer's Away?

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If new research in mice bears out in humans, that daily low-dose aspirin many people take to keep heart …

Dementia

Biogen And Eisai Say Alzheimer's Drug A Success, Reversing Earlier Result

A complicated new clinical trial could give some hope to Alzheimer’s patients and investors in drug companies. But there are lots of devilish details.<p>Drugmakers Biogen and Eisai said the top dose of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug slowed deadly brain-destroying disease over the course of 18 months …

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s study reveals how aspirin may reduce disease progression

A new study hints at the potential positive effects of aspirin in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. The research, which was recently published in the …

Neuroscience

Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says

A new study provides more good news for coffee lovers. Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of early death — virtually regardless of how …

Coffee