Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias Center

Alzheimer disease is the most common dementia, characterized by intellectual deterioration, usually beginning with memory loss and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Dementia is sometimes inappropriately referred to as senility and wrongly attributed to arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Alzheimer disease is also written as Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimers disease.

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Alzheimers Community Forum
Support for patients with Alzheimer disease, memory loss, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, and related neurological disorders. Discussions among patients, families, caregivers and professionals on topics related to diagnosis, treatment, and activities of daily living.

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Older adults with too much salt in diet and too little exercise at greater risk of cognitive decline
Aug 22, 2011
The finding, which appears online today in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, ahead of print publication, may have significant public health implications, emphasizing the importance of addressing multiple lifestyle factors that can impact brain health.
Can treatment with vitamin C dissolve amyloid plaques in Alzheimer disease?
Aug 18, 2011
Researchers at Lund University have discovered that treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer disease. The research findings are now being presented in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Study identifies fish oil’s impact on cognition and brain structure
Aug 17, 2011
Researchers have found positive associations between fish oil supplements and cognitive functioning as well as differences in brain structure between users and non-users of fish oil supplements. The results were reported at the recent International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease, in Paris, France.
New treatment approach for Alzheimer disease
Aug 16, 2011
For the first time a research team succeeded in documenting how the immune system can counteract the advancement of Alzheimer disease.
Moderate drinking protects against Alzheimer disease and cognitive impairment
Aug 16, 2011
Moderate social drinking significantly reduces the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, according to an analysis of 143 studies by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers.
Alzheimer disease symptoms more subtle in people over 80 years
Aug 12, 2011
A new study suggests that the relationship between brain shrinkage and memory loss in Alzheimer disease changes across the age spectrum. The research is published in the August 10, 2011, online issue of Neurology.
Sleep disordered breathing may increase risk of dementia in older women
Aug 10, 2011
Older women who have sleep-related breathing problems may be at greater risk of problems with mental function, including dementia, according to a new study in the August 10, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Common irregular heartbeat raises risk of dementia, including Alzheimer disease
Aug 08, 2011
The most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, is associated with a greater risk of dementia, including Alzheimer disease. This discovery was published online in advance of print in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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