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High Blood Pressure May Prompt Mental Decline

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.

CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever

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.

Stress and Personality May Predict Dementia in Women

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.

Memory Slips Now May Signal Alzheimer’s Later

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.

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.