WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay) — Japanese drugmaker Eisai on Wednesday said its experimental drug lecanemab helped slow thinking declines among people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings from a phase 3 clinical trial have yet to be peer-reviewed in any medical journal. But according to aContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — No one likes nightmares, but having persistently bad dreams may also signal impending dementia, new British research suggests. In the study, people aged 35 to 64 who had bad dreams weekly were four times more likely to have cognitive decline over the followingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 infection may significantly boost an older person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new, large-scale study suggests. People 65 and older who contracted COVID were nearly 70% more likely overall to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s within a year of their infection, researchersContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When the wildly popular TV show “This Is Us” wrapped up its final season this year, it did so with a storyline that showed one of the lead characters dealing with Alzheimer’s disease as her adult children disagreed over the type of careContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Rural Americans with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease are less likely than city dwellers to see a specialist and undergo tests that can help them and their families manage, new research reveals. While most Alzheimer’s patients are over 65, about 6% develop the disease betweenContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than others to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and new research suggests that racism is a contributor. Experiences of structural, interpersonal and institutional racism are associated with lower memory scores and worse mental functioning in midlifeContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Your daily walk, cleaning the house and lunch with friends could together be keys to staving off dementia, according to researchers. A new study looked at lifestyle habits that could help lower risks, instead of factors that may contribute to the disease. ResearchersContinue Reading