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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

  • What Your Mid-Life Weight Gain Says About Alzheimer’s Risk

    Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints.

  • More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It sounds like a fun way to exercise while going easy on aging joints. But new research shows that bicycling may be more risky for older Americans than thought. Injuries among older bicyclists have jumped dramatically in recent years, investigators from the University of California, [...]

  • Too Much Weight in Middle Age Tied to Earlier Alzheimer’s

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints. Researchers found that among 142 elderly adults with Alzheimer’s disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop the memory-robbing disorder earlier. On average, the study participants were [...]

  • Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American seniors seen at emergency departments overestimate their mobility, according to a recent study. Researchers asked seniors who visited an ER to get out of bed, walk 10 feet and return to bed. The investigators found that almost one-quarter of these patients inaccurately assessed their ability to complete [...]

  • Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for a heart attack during the first month following the procedure, a new study finds. The chances of a heart attack were more than eight times greater in the first 30 days after [...]

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