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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.

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  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea. CPAP is widely used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway relaxes and narrows during sleep, causing breathing problems and interrupted sleep that [...]

  • Sleep Woes in Old Age May Be Linked to Brain Cell Loss

    Loss of brain cells that act as a “sleep switch” may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.

  • When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden

    It’s no secret that daughters seem to bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, but a new study suggests that conscientious daughters often fill the gaps left by sons.

  • Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people who aren’t expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer — even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds. Unnecessary screening can lead to invasive procedures, such as biopsies, and [...]

  • What You Need To Know About Dermal Fillers

    Injectable dermal fillers are widely used by people seeking to smooth out wrinkles, but it’s important to know the risks of these products before using them, a U.S. government expert says.

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