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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, damages parts of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. Almost half of people afflicted with Alzheimer's are between 75 and 85, although a rare, inherited form of the disease can affect people in their 40s. While the loss of cognitive ability is irreversible, the rate of disease progression varies by individual.

Alzheimer's Disease News

  • Living Past 90 Doesn’t Doom You to Disease, Disability

    By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — What if you could live well into your 90s and still be in good health? A new study suggests that may be possible, particularly if you have good genes. “Chronic disease is not an inevitable part of aging,” said Dr. Sofiya Milman, an assistant professor of medicine [...][...]

  • Alzheimer’s May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

    WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease may affect people’s ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows. Undetected pain may allow underlying health issues to go untreated, leading to serious complications, such as organ damage, researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville cautioned. For the three-year study, the researchers testd [...]

  • How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

    WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As people age, they are at added risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA). This is particularly true for those with chronic health issues, the agency cautions. Heat fatigue, heat-related dizziness, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are all [...][...]

  • Alzheimer’s Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A gene related to Alzheimer’s disease may start to show effects on brain structure and mental sharpness as early as preschool, a new study suggests. Researchers have long known that a gene called APOE is related to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. People who carry [...][...]

  • A Severe Head Injury May Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Later On

    A traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests.