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
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause — or be caused by — Alzheimer’s disease. Don’t worry [...]
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — Patients with heart failure or a heart attack appear to be at high risk of death or readmission to the hospital for at least one month after being discharged, researchers say. And the period of increased risk for these patients may be even longer after they leave the hospital. [...]
By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) — There’s some good news for people who have had certain kinds of skin cancer: A new study suggests that their odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease may be significantly lower than it is for others. People who had non-melanoma skin cancer were nearly 80 percent less likely [...]
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug improved the memory and brain function in older mice with advanced symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Researchers from the Salk Institute in San Diego found that the drug, known as J147, increased levels of proteins that form the connections responsible for learning [...]
MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) — Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs on one side of the body, confusion and trouble speaking are among the signs that someone is having a stroke. The sooner a stroke is recognized and treated, the greater the chance of recovery, experts say. “When someone [...]