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,
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 to
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The ravages of Alzheimer’s may strike later in women than men, but once it takes hold women tend to deteriorate far faster than men, according to a new study. Something known as cognitive reserve helps the aging brain function better for longer, and
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,
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” — a
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — It can begin with the occasional missed bill payment. An inability to remember names. Telling the same story repeatedly. There may be personality changes or mood swings. Confusion. Over time, it’s as if the person who once was slowly disappears. Dementia.
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,
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 than
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.
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 from
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As Tony Bennett releases what may well be his last album, his family has disclosed that the 1950s crooner who became popular with younger audiences decades later has Alzheimer’s disease. His wife, Susan, made the announcement in an interview published in AARP magazine.
THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Enlarged spaces in the brain that fill with fluid around small blood vessels may be a harbinger of impending dementia, a new Australian study suggests. Typically, these so-called perivascular spaces help clear waste and toxins from the brain and might be linked with