Alzheimer's Symptoms Linked To Risk Of Parkinson's Disease

By Julia Little  |  April 23, 2015

Older adults with Alzheimer's disease experience a number of side effects, including sleep issues and depression. Scientists have been working to determine how these symptoms impact aspects of the patients' health, in addition to cognitive function, as well as their risk of other diseases.

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A New Drug May 'Slow Progression Of Memory Loss'

By Mengan Ray  |  April 20, 2015

There are approximately 5.1 million Americans over the age of 65 experiencing the effects of memory loss. According to the Alzheimer's Association, it's currently one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. and is one of the fastest progressing diseases impacting senior citizens, with the number of dementia patients increasing every year.

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Studies Show The Power Of Laughter For Senior Health

By Tim Watt  |  April 10, 2015

Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease are two of the most common health-related conditions that impact seniors, inhibiting their ability to enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle. 

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Women's Memory May Last Longer Than Men's

By Julia Little  |  April 9, 2015

If an older man claims he forgot about something, it could be the truth.

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Alzheimer's May Begin In Brain By Age 20

By Julia Little  |  April 6, 2015

For years, it has been assumed that Alzheimer's disease developed within people's brains later in life. However, recent research may completely dispute that.

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Teen Invents Innovative Alzheimer's App

By Julia Little  |  April 1, 2015

A young teen has come up with an invention that may help those dealing with Alzheimer's disease. 

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New Study Lets Doctors See Signs Of Alzheimer's In Healthy Brains

By Megan Ray  |  March 30, 2015

One of the things that makes Alzheimer's disease such a major senior health concern is that it's very difficult to detect early. In fact, according to the Alzheimer's Association, diagnosis depends on a variety of tests, many of which are observation based - meaning that the person in question is likely already experiencing significant symptoms.

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Alzheimer's Disease Takes Best-Selling Fantasy Author

By Tim Watt  |  March 23, 2015

The literary world let out a collective sigh of despair on March 12, as Terry Pratchett, author of the beloved series of fantasy novels "Discworld," passed away. Pratchett was one of millions of seniors who battle with Alzheimer's disease and dementia every year. His passing at 66 highlights the prevalence with which the ailment affects the older demographic, and further cemented the importance of the myriad research being conducted regarding treatment and detection options.

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