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Is Exercise Bad for Dementia Patients? A New Study Makes Odd Claim

A study from the University of Oxford reported that exercise worsened the cognition of dementia patients, but a closer look at these findings in the context of previous research provides a clearer picture. READ MORE

Study Identifies New Risk Factors for Dementia

A recent study suggests that being widowed, underweight, or sleep-deprived may increase dementia risk.

Can Allergy Medications Harm Your Brain?

Some allergy medications are associated with increased dementia risk, while newer antihistamines have little, if any, cognitive side effects.

Want Better Brain Health? Study Says to Start Exercising Now

In the United States alone, more than 1 million cases of Alzheimer's may be due to physical inactivity.

Is There a Link Between Aluminum and Alzheimer’s?

Aluminum is in drinking water, antiperspirants, antacids, and much more—can it increase your risk for dementia?

Healthy Lifestyle Changes May Benefit Cognition in Older People with APOE4

Lifestyle interventions improved cognitive functions in people with APOE4, according to a study in JAMA Neurology.

Can Alzheimer’s Begin in Our 20s?

A study suggests that the accumulation of toxic, misfolded beta-amyloid proteins in the brain may begin decades earlier than believed.

Is That Supplement Safe to Take With Your Medications?

Check how your medications and supplements may interact with each other with these online resources.

Brain Training Can Reduce Dementia Risk

A randomized clinical trial showed a type of brain training reduced dementia risk among older adults.

New Prevention Trials Aim to Stop Alzheimer’s

Because of new diagnostic tools and results from large studies, researchers have made significant strides in improving clinical trials in Alzheimer's.

Promise in Off-Label Drugs for Alzheimer’s

A drug may be approved for one disease, but have benefits for treating another.

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