THURSDAY, March 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a 20-something who wants to stay sharp, listen up: A new study suggests poor health habits now may increase your risk of mental decline later in life. Its authors say young adulthood may be the most critical time for adopting aContinue Reading

SATURDAY, March 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — About 7 out of 10 Alzheimer’s patients wound up free of the brain plaques that are a hallmark of the disease after treatment with a potentially breakthrough experimental drug, clinical trial results show. The drug, donanemab, also significantly slowed the patients’ brain decline,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic Americans already face higher risks for dementia than the general population. Many also believe they’d get worse dementia care compared to white patients, according to a new Alzheimer’s Association special report. Older Black Americans are about twice as likely toContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People with Alzheimer’s disease often have a history of depression or anxiety, which might mean an earlier emergence of memory and thinking problems, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers found that of 1,500 Alzheimer’s patients at their center, 43% had a history of depression,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers may have uncovered a key reason some people remain sharp as a tack into their 80s and 90s: Their brains resist the buildup of certain proteins that mark Alzheimer’s disease. The study focused on what scientists have dubbed “super agers” — aContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — White matter damage in the brains of adults with frontotemporal dementia is even greater than that seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients, a new study shows. Frontotemporal dementia often affects people younger than 65, mainly causing personality and behavior changes and problems with language,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Scientists may have discovered why cold sores caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) are triggered by stress, illness and sunburn. The finding could lead to new ways to prevent recurring cold sores and herpes-related eye disease, U.S. and British researchers say. More thanContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — “Prediabetes” — where blood sugar levels are high but not yet tipped over into full-blown diabetes — may pose a threat to brain health, new British research suggests. “As an observational study, it cannot prove higher blood sugar levels cause worsening brain health.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Although Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating diagnosis that is better delivered earlier rather than later, new research suggests poor patients living in rural areas may not have access to the specialists who could spot the first signs of memory declines. The team fromContinue Reading