Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center
Medications for allergies, depression and incontinence can be lifesavers. However, they may have some surprising effects on mental health.
Conventional wisdom holds that Alzheimer's starts with small memory slips — but new evidence suggests that other mental health symptoms may signal this disease.
A good night’s rest may not only make you less groggy — it could also prevent a more serious brain drain. Those who get enough deep sleep may be less likely to develop dementia.
In middle age, taking care of yourself now could mean avoiding a health crisis later — and that may go double for diabetes patients. Middle-aged diabetes patients may have a raised risk for mental decline later in life.
Reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s may be as simple as enjoying a few cups of coffee each day.
Getting early treatment for dementia can improve patients' health. Many people, however, aren't getting screened for the disorder in the first place.
High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 US adults and is tied to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious conditions, reports the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). But high blood pressure in midlife may also forecast mental decline later.
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
A moody and high-stress lifestyle in midlife, particularly coupled with prolonged periods of distress, might do more than affect how a woman feels day-to-day. It could also play a part in the development Alzheimer's disease.
Do you often forget where you left your keys or parked the car? More frequent memory problems may be a sign of more brain function loss to come.