Dementia is defined as a significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with social or occupational functioning. There are several different types of dementia, including cortical, subcortical, progressive, primary, and secondary dementias. Other conditions and medication reactions can also cause dementia. Dementia is diagnosed based on a certain set of criteria. Treatment for dementia is generally focused on the symptoms of the disease. Read more: Dementia Article
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- Altered Mental Status
- Poor Hygiene
- Memory Loss
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- Vocal Outbursts
- Unusual Behavior
- Abnormal Facial Expressions
- Inability to Regulate Emotions
- Catatonia (Catatonic Behavior)
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Medications & Supplements
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Prevention & Wellness
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- Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients
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- Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time?
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- Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's
- Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain
- Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging
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- Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood
- Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease
- Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk
- FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease?
- Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Younger Adults
- Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?
- Basketball Legend Pat Summitt's Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer's
- Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care
- Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease
- Health Tip: Get Checked for High Blood Pressure
- Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon
- Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes
- Intensive Blood Sugar Control May Be Too Much for Some With Type 2 Diabetes
- Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers
- Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'
- Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills
- Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk
- Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!
- Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care
- Meditation May Sharpen Memory
- Common Meds and Dementia: How Strong Is the Link?
- Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk
- Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations
- Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia
- Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Hearing, Study Finds
- Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp
- Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?
- Do Genes That Protect Against Dementia Guard Against Chronic Diseases?
- HIV Patients Now Living Long Enough to Develop Alzheimer's
- Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors
- Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?
- Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in Mice
- Caregivers Often Give Up Necessities to Cover Alzheimer's Costs
- Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?
- Exercise May Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger, Study Suggests
- More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study Shows
- Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk
- Research Offers Clues to Dementia With Language Loss
- Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds
- Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems
- Survey Reveals Beliefs, Behaviors on Alzheimer's
- Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age
- Are Women the Key to Unlocking Alzheimer's?
- Alzheimer's Risk: Do You Want to Know?
- Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study
- Helping With Health Care Takes Heavy Toll on Caregivers
- U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study Finds
- Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study
- Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds
- Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study
- Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's
- Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study
- Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's Treatment
- Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia Risk
- Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke Patients
- Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds
- Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers
- Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson's Patients
- Feds Crack Down on False Brain-Training Claims
- Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Dementia Risk, Especially in Women: Study
- Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia
- Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk
- Stress May Boost Risk for Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems
- Could Dim View on Aging Raise Your Alzheimer's Risk?
- Many U.S. Primary Care Docs Feel Unprepared for Complex Cases: Survey
- Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's Danger
- Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study
- Health Tip: Promote Better Brain Health
- Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC
- Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead
- End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills
- Celiac Disease Doesn't Seem to Boost Dementia Risk: Study
- Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's
- Size of These Brain Parts Tied to Dementia Risk
- Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls
- Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain
- Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients
- Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure Patients
- Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline
- Women the Bigger Losers in Terms of Alzheimer's Costs
- Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent Dementia
- Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery
- Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study
- Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies
- 9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk
- Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's
- The Most Effective Way to Protect an Aging Brain
- Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study
- Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks
- Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study
- Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors
- High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
- Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors
- Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's
- Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain
- Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations
- New Drugs Show Signs of Slowing Alzheimer's
- Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia
- Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?
- Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study
- Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia
- Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later
- Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early
- Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study
- Uncontrolled Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
- A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
- Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk
- Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's
- Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study
- Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study
- Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline
- Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms
- The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans'
- 'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study
- Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer's
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Linked to Accelerated Aging
- When You Eat, Not Just What, May Impact Health
- Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain
- Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost
- Smog May Be Harming Your Brain
- Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome
- Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
- Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?
- Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain
- Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Dementia
- Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests
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- Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles
- Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds
- Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study
- Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice
- Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia
- Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says
- British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center
- Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory
- Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults
- Diabetes and Dementia May Be Linked
- 'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study
- Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
- Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia
- Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds
- Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia
- The Promise and Perils of Brain Training
- Playing Computer Games to Boost Aging Brains
- Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia
- Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later
- Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes
- Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?
- Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors
- Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late
- Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests
- Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?
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- Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss
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- Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss
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- Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly
- Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
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- High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia
- Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show
- Study: 1 in 3 Alzheimer's Cases 'Preventable'
- Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says
- Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?
- Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia
- Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?
- Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
- Health Highlights: July 8, 2014
- Brisk Walking May Help Curb Parkinson's Symptoms
- Veterans With Brain Injury May Be at Risk for Dementia: Study
- Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests
- Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike
- Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age
- Anti-Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Mice Study
- Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults
- Cynics at Higher Risk for Dementia? Yea, Right
- Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's?
- Smaller Brain Volume Seen in College Football Players in Study
- Workplace Solvents Linked to Long-Term Memory, Thinking Problems
- Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice
- Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests
- Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study
- People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury
- Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
- A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests
- Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia
- Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
- More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
- Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
- Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
- Lower IQ, Worse Heart Fitness in Teens Linked to Risk of Early Dementia in Men
- 'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most
- Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia
- Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics
- High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
- Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age
- My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia
- Fish Oil Might Guard Against Loss of Brain Cells
- Vitamin D Levels Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms
- 2 Alzheimer's Drugs Found Ineffective in Clinical Trials
- For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One
- Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk
- Underactive Thyroid Not Linked to Memory Problems
- Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says
- Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study
- Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study
- Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease
- Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?
- Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study
- 135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report
- Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients
- Want to Stay Young? Start Moving
- Concussion's Damage to Brain Lingers After Symptoms Fade: Study
- Statins Not Linked to Memory Loss, Dementia, Review Suggests
- No Connection Seen Between Dementia, Common Eye Disease
- Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma
- Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms
- Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says
- No Routine Mental Tests for Seniors -- At Least Not Yet, Panel Says
- J&J to Pay $2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Antipsychotic Drug
- Brain-Imaging Drug Approved for Alzheimer's Detection
- Good News for Caregivers: You May Live Longer
- Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
- Occupational Hazard for Teachers?
- Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques
- A Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's?
- Statins May Not Harm Memory, Thinking After All
- Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study
- Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women
- Study Questions Fish Oil Brain Claims
- Overlooked Delirium Worsens Hospital Course for People With Dementia
- Parkinson's Patients at Genetic Risk for Dementia Might Be Identified Sooner
- Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Straining Caregiver, Community Resources: Report
- Healthy Lifestyle May Reverse Cellular Aging, Study Suggests
- Polishing the Gems Who Are Alzheimer's Patients
- Mediterranean Diet May Be Good for the Brain
- Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2013
- Brain Protein Is a Key to 'Senior Moments,' Study Finds
- U.S. Nursing Homes Reducing Use of Antipsychotic Drugs
- Spinal Fluid Test May Aid Early Detection of Parkinson's Disease
- Simple Test May Spot Dementia Risk in Seniors With Diabetes
- Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia, Study Finds
- Many Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens
- Famous Face Test May Spot Early Dementia
- Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?
- High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk
- Anemia Might Raise Dementia Risk, Study Suggests
- Can Poor Dental Health Cause Dementia?
- Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study
- Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Affect Alzheimer's Disease Progression
- Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia
- Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's
- Scientists Detail Alzheimer's Progression, Step by Step
- No Benefit to Community-Wide Dementia Screening: Review
- Mental Decline Seen Earlier When Epilepsy Present, Study Suggests
- Diabetes Drug May Protect the Brain
- Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's
- Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk, Study Suggests
- Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Alzheimer's, Study Finds
- Today's 90-Somethings Seem Sharper Than Predecessors
- Disability Often Goes Hand-in-Hand With Old Age
- Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia
- Two-Pronged Anxiety Treatment Aids Older Adults
- Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's
- Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients
- Low Blood Sugar May Raise Dementia Risk in Diabetics: Study
- For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break
- Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors
- Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds
- Alzheimer's Patients Mimic Emotions of Those Around Them: Study
- Many Seniors Suffer Mental Decline in Silence: CDC
- General Anesthesia Not Linked to Raised Risk for Dementia
- Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia
- Exercise May Blunt Heavy Drinking's Effect on Brain
- Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes
- Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp
- Newly Created Rats Designed to Speed Alzheimer's Research
- Newly Created Rats Designed to Speed Alzheimer's Research
- U.S. Spends More on Dementia Care Than Heart Disease or Cancer: Study
- Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk
- Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's
- Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?
- Early Thinking Problems May Signal Future Dementia in Parkinson's Patients
- Acting Out Dreams During Sleep May Signal Dementia
- High Blood Pressure May Add to Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
- A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds
- Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise, Study Finds
- More Regular Meals May Improve Dementia Care
- High-Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia, Study Finds
- Number of Americans With Alzheimer's May Triple by 2050
- Exercising at Midlife May Stave Off Dementia Down the Road
- Heart Problems Tied to Early Signs of Dementia
- PET Scans Helpful, But Not Definitive for Alzheimer's Diagnosis
- More Evidence Ties Heart Disease to Mental Decline
- Hearing Loss Linked to Mental Decline in Elderly
- Deer Ticks Carry Yet Another Bacterial Threat
- U.S. Launches Extensive Alzheimer's Studies
- Dementia, Late-Life Depression May Be Linked
- Brain Injury Doesn't Raise Dementia Risk for Most: Study
- Depression in Elderly May Predict Dementia
- Loneliness May Boost Odds of Dementia
- Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems
- Long-Term Use of Some Antipsychotics Not Warranted in Older Adults: Study
- Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2012
- Alzheimer's May Progress Differently in Women, Men
- Hearing Loss Tied to Diabetes in Study
- Scientists ID Gene Mutation That May Triple Alzheimer's Risk
- Migraines' Brain Changes Not Linked to Mental Harm
- Doctors Often Misinterpret Patients' Wishes, Study Says
- Elevated BP May Prematurely Age the Brain
- Physical Activity Boosts Brain Health
- Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows
- Frailty Linked to Dementia in Oldest Adults
- Hormones May Not Raise Alzheimer's Risks
- Panel Advises Against Hormones to Prevent Disease
- Exercise Protects Aging Brains Better
- Blood Test May Help Define Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women
- Alzheimer's: Are Antipsychotic Drugs Worth It?
- Drugs to Prevent Alzheimer's to Be Tested in Large Trial
- Hormone Therapy May Benefit Some Women's Hearts
- 'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say
- Aspirin May Help Preserve Brain Function in Older Women With Heart Disease
- Insomnia, Anxiety Drugs May Raise Dementia Risk
- Misdiagnosis Common for Rare Brain Disease: Study
- Some Blood Pressure Drugs Might Help Slow Alzheimer's: Study
- Ginkgo Biloba Doesn't Protect From Alzheimer's
- Discovery May Improve Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
- Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimer's: Study
- Alzheimer's Drug Shows Some Promise in Trials
- Obesity in Middle Age Tied to More Rapid Mental Decline: Study
- Some Families May Have Natural Protection Against Dementia
- More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study
- Drug May Slow Memory Loss in Early Alzheimer's
- Alzheimer's Progression Slower After 80: Study
- The Health Benefits, and Risks, of Alcohol
- Home-Based Care Teams Offer Help for Those With Dementia
- Scientists Say Blood Test May Help Predict Alzheimer's
- Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke
- Alcohol May Not Be Kind to the Aging Brain
- Even Slight Mental Decline Can Harm Health, Studies Suggest
- Get This Much Sleep for a Sharp Memory
- Faltering Steps May Indicate Oncoming Dementia
- Exercise Can Shield the Aging Brain, Studies Show
- Brain Scans Using New Dye May Predict Alzheimer's
- Descent Into Alzheimer's Detailed
- Gene May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease
- Aging Boomers' Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report
- Nutrient Drink Might Boost Memory in Early Alzheimer's: Study
- Scientists Use Stem Cells to Mimic Huntington's Disease
- Study of Retired NFL Players Finds Evidence of Brain Damage
- Smoking, Pesticides Might Spur Rare 'Sleep-Kicking' Disorder
- 'Absentminded' Errors Common in Older Adults: Study
- For Combat Vets, Brain Injury Symptoms Can Last Years
- Diabetes May Hasten Mental Decline
- Health Tip: When Memory Loss Isn't Normal
- Seniors' Attitude on Age May Affect Dementia Test Results: Study
- Omega-3 Supplements May Not Aid Aging Brain
- Could Slow Walking Foreshadow Early Dementia?
- Ex-Players Sue NFL Over Brain Injuries
- Drinking Coffee May Delay Alzheimer's Disease
- U.S. Program Targets Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes
- Healthy Brain Connections Help Maintain Intellect in Old Age
- Trial Set to See if Drug Can Prevent Alzheimer's
- For Dementia Patients, Feeding Tubes May Increase Bed Sores
- Older People With Dementia Cared for Mostly at Home
- Concussions: Girls Have Longer Recovery Time
- Smell Tests Don't Predict Alzheimer's, Study Finds
- Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly
- Depression in Mid-Life Linked to Higher Odds for Later Dementia
- Having a 'Purpose in Life' May Help Shield You From Dementia
- Fish, Flaxseed May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
- Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors' Brains
- For a Healthy Aging Brain, 'Use It or Lose It'
- Berries May Slow Memory Loss
- Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors' Brains
- Basketball Legend Pat Summitt Leaving as Tennessee Women's Coach
- When Does Boxing-Related Head Trauma Become Too Much?
- Any Exercise May Cut Alzheimer's Risk at Any Age
- Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
- Health Highlights: April 11, 2012
- Brain Falters Near End of Life, but Games, Puzzles Might Slow Decline
- Health Tip: Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp
- Antipsychotic Drugs Might Raise Heart Attack Risk: Study
- Brain Scans Suggest How Alzheimer's Spreads
- Obesity Linked to Poorer Mental Skills in Seniors
- Memory Problems May Worsen After Hospital Stay
- Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients
- Eye Disease Linked to Memory Decline
- Berries Boost Brain Function
- Alzheimer's, Dementia Care to Cost U.S. $200 Billion This Year
- 1 in 7 People With Alzheimer's Lives Alone
- Longer Use of Alzheimer's Drug May Help Patients
- Statin Risks Outweighed by Statin Benefits
- Sports Concussion: Myths and Facts
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Brain Age Better
- Irregular Heart Rhythm Linked to Mental Problems
- Dementia: Some Antipsychotic Drugs Riskier Than Others
- Faster Walkers Have Lower Odds of Memory Problems
- Brain Scans May One Day Be Used to Predict Dementia
- Millions of Americans Have Untreated Hearing Loss: Study
- Could Sleep Problems Predict Alzheimer's?
- Exercise a Defense Against Dementia: Study
- Smog May Harm Women's Brains: Study
- Mediterranean Diet May Protect Brain
- Screening by Primary-Care Doctors May Spot Dementia
- Overeating May Raise Risk for Memory Problems
- Electrical Brain Stimulation May Strengthen Memory, Study Says
- New Alzheimer's Guidelines May Confuse Diagnosis
- Smoking in Men Speeds Up Mental Decline
- Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2012
- Mouse Study Suggests Alzheimer's Spreads Through Brain Like an Infection
- Worrying Too Much Might Raise Your Risk for Stroke
- Same Genes Key to Early & Late-Onset Alzheimer's: Study
- Signs of Alzheimer's May Show Up Years Before Symptoms
- Pets Help Women Cope With HIV/AIDS
- Mild Memory Problems May Be More Common in Men
- Antidepressants Might Raise Fall Risk in Nursing Homes
- Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2012
- U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by 2025
- Exercise May Help Those at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's: Study
- Memory Loss May Occur as Early as 40s
- Race, Gender, Dementia May Affect Parkinson's Survival
- Insulin-Linked Hormone May Also Raise Alzheimer's Risk
- Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer's
- Know the Signs of Alzheimer's
- 'Silent Strokes' Linked to Memory Loss in Elderly: Study
- Diet Patterns Linked With Brain Health
- Thinner Brains Could Signal Alzheimer's, Study Suggests
- Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer's
- 'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk
- Health Tip: At Risk for Hip Fracture?
- Brain Changes May Be Tied to Parkinson's Dementia
- Lower Weight May Be Early Alzheimer's Sign
- Key Challenges for Fighting Alzheimer's Disease
- Eye Surgery Improves Mood of Alzheimer's Patients
- Foundation Aims to Raise Awareness of Brain Diseases
- New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Early Promise
- Gauging General Health as 'Poor' May Point to Dementia Risk
- Laughter Might Be Good Medicine for Alzheimer's Patients
- Abnormal Protein May Explain Loss of Smell With Alzheimer's
- Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2011
- Study: Memory Loss Boosts Risk of Death
- Brain Scans Show Risk Factor for Alzheimer's
- Breathing Problems During Sleep Linked to Memory Problems
- Many Older Americans Have Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Study: Blood Test Detects Early Alzheimer's
- Hearing Loss May Skew Alzheimer's Test Results
- Omega-3s Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
- Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Tougher When It's Not Patient's Call
- Dementia Risk for Retired Football Players?
- Mom Has Alzheimer's? Your Risk May Be High
- Eye Test Spots Alzheimer's Before Symptoms
- Baby Aspirin May Help Memory, Thinking Skills
- Maintaining Good Health May Reduce Dementia Risk
- PET Scans May Help With Alzheimer's Diagnosis
- Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes
- Protein Levels in Spinal Fluid May Spot Alzheimer's
- Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study
- Alzheimer's Caregivers May Be at Risk for Dementia
- Four in 10 Over Age 85 Have Cognitive Impairment
- New Alzheimer's Guidelines Stress Early Diagnosis
- Embarrassed by Your Singing? It's a Clue to Brain Health
- Brain Shrinkage May Help Predict Alzheimer's
- Brisk Walk Can Boost Blood Flow to the Brain: Report
- Sleep Apnea, Daytime Sleepiness: Risky Combo
- Alzheimer's Disease May Be Misdiagnosed
- Being Multilingual Cuts Risk of Memory Problems
- Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Memory Loss
- Beta-Amyloid May Identify Alzheimer's Disease
- Study: Newer Antipsychotic Drugs Are Overused
- Advances Made Toward Alzheimer's Blood Test
- Good Cholesterol May Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
- Arthritis Drugs Linked to Lower Odds of Alzheimer's
- Walking May Ward Off Memory Loss
- Low Testosterone Linked to Alzheimer's Risk
- Why Older People Are Forgetful
- Memory Loss May Be More Common in Men
- Type 2 Diabetes May Have Link to Alzheimer's
- Wine May Cut Decline in Thinking Skills
- Low Blood Flow Ages Brain Faster
- New Recommendations for Alzheimer's Diagnosis
- Vitamins D and E May Affect Dementia Risk
- Depression Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
- Might You Live to 100? Gene Test Tells
- Predicting Alzheimer's: PET Scan Plus Memory Test Works Best
- Researchers Find Clues for Early Alzheimer's
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Dementia
- Exercise May Buffer Effects of Stress
- Dementia Risk Higher if Your Spouse Has Dementia
- Computer Use, Exercise May Save Memory
- Formula Predicts Alzheimer's Longevity
- When Should Dementia Patients Stop Driving?
- Foods That Fight Alzheimer's Disease
- Single Men Have Higher Risk of Stroke
- Hospital Stays Raise Dementia Risk
- Coffee and Your Health
- Senior Health: Talking With Your Doctor
- Aging: The Aging Mind
- Older Drivers - When Should You Stop Driving?
- Dementia Patients On Antipsychotic Meds At Risk
- Depression in Older Men
- Forgetfulness: It's Not Always What You Think
- Alzheimer's Disease: Coping with Changes in Daily Life
- Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiving Challenges
- Alzheimer's Drug Approved (Memantine)
- To Drive Or Not To Drive
- Estrogen & Dementia, No Significant Link
- Memory - Use it Or Lose It
- Vitamin B12...Essential & Helpful
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