Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center

Rx May Reduce Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

Alzheimer's patients often become upset or afraid in new situations. But a new medicine may be able to reduce this agitation.

Anxiety Treatment May Lead to Alzheimer's Later

Anti-anxiety medicines can be helpful treatments for the short term. But new research found that they may also be risky.

Diabetes May Slow the Middle-Aged Brain

As people age, their brains may not work at full speed. For middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes, a decline in brain function may be more likely than for those who don’t have the disease.

Vitamin D May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Alzheimer's disease is often thought of as a part of aging, but it may not have to be. New research suggests a certain vitamin may help prevent the disease.

B Vitamins Did Not Prevent Alzheimer's

Some in the medical community have zeroed in on B vitamins as having the potential to reduce Alzheimer’s risk. But recent research suggested this hypothesis wasn't true.

Memory-Loss Concerns Could Indicate Dementia Onset

Mild cognitive impairment and memory loss concerns are known risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia. Until recently, however, the link between Alzheimer’s dementia, early memory concerns and impairment of memory performance had not been thoroughly explored.

Fish Oil May Prevent Cognitive Decline

Activities like walking or doing mental puzzles are often associated with preventing cognitive decline. Taking a fish oil supplement may also be one of those activities.

Staying Active May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Alzheimer’s disease and the memory loss and behavioral changes that come with it can take a major toll on patients and their families. Unfortunately, the number of Alzheimer's cases continues to rise with the growing elderly population.

Occupation, Education and Genes Predicted Mental Clarity

As people age, there are sometimes impacts on memory, communication and other mental faculties. But could choices we make throughout life ultimately delay the onset of those conditions?

Lifestyle Linked to Memory Issues, Even for Younger Adults

While there are ways to ease symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, there are no treatments to stop the disease itself. For that reason, many doctors and researchers have shifted their focus to finding ways to prevent the disease.