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Loneliness and the Risk of Dementia

Some research suggests that loneliness may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

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Cognitive and Physical Activity Reduce Your Risk for Dementia

Cognitive and Physical Activity Reduce Your Risk for Dementia

Research suggests cognitive activities such as reading or needlework, with physical activity in mid-life may reduce your dementia risk.

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Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease: More Evidence on Their Relationship

Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease: More Evidence on Their Relationship

Two studies suggest that poor sleep may be associated with increased tau in cognitively healthy individuals.

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It is Never Too Early to Protect Your Heart

It is Never Too Early to Protect Your Heart

A recent study suggested that cardiovascular health may begin to impact brain health in our 20s and 30s.

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Blood Pressure – How Low Should You Go?

Blood Pressure – How Low Should You Go?

Growing evidence suggests that managing blood pressure in your 40s and 50s is important for reducing the future risk of dementia.

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

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

A study reported that exercise worsened the cognition of dementia patients, but a look at the findings in the context of previous research is needed.

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Want Better Brain Health? Study Says to Start Exercising Now

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.

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Can Alzheimer’s Begin in Our 20s?

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.

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New Prevention Trials Aim to Stop Alzheimer’s

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.

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Promise in Off-Label Drugs for 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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Is Diet Soda Harming Your Brain Health?

Is Diet Soda Harming Your Brain Health?

One study says older adults who regularly drink artificially sweetened beverages were about three times more likely to develop Alzheimer's.

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