Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association: 10 Ways to Love Your Brain

As people ponder New Year’s resolutions, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging everyone to include brain health on the list. Why is brain health important? Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 14 million…

Alzheimers Vaccine Tested in Mice Could Cut Dementia In Half

(CNN) - An experimental vaccine for Alzheimer's disease is reportedly showing promising results. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are testing the vaccine on mice, monkeys, and rabbits. Last week they reported it safely prevented the…

Clean Your Brain with Alcohol

In Your Health Minute, Finally, enjoying a glass of wine or two a day could help clean your brain. Researchers at the University of Rochester studied the brains of mice that…

Study: Concussions Not Causing CTE, Repeated Hits

(CNN) - A new study says concussions do not lead to CTE. The neurodegenerative disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy causes Alzheimer's-like symptoms. It is typically associated with professional football players and military veterans. Many scientists believed concussions lead to the disease.…

Exercise Helps but not a Cure for Dementia

The benefits of exercise are well known. It improves heart health, bone health and helps people lose that extra weight. And even though it can also help people think more…

Dementia is Costly for Caregivers

  Caring for a person with dementia is tremendously costly and patients' families bear most of the financial burden. A new study from Brown University estimates it costs more than 320-thousand-dollars to care for a person with dementia over 5…

Could Video Games Increase Your Risk of Dementia?

  Research scientists say it's true. Video games can boost your attention and memory skills. But, they can also harm the brain. Canadian researchers found hard core action game players…

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

  Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the rates of people dying from disease continue to grow. In the last 15 years, deaths from Alzheimer's rose 55%, according to…