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Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study

Having a copy of a certain gene variant increases women's risk for Alzheimer's disease much more than it does for men, a new study indicates.
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Naps play a crucial role in helping infants and preschoolers remember things they've just learned, according to new research.
Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia

Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study.
Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

Poor sleep is tied to a higher risk of mental decline in older men, according to a new study.
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

Jobs that make good use of your intellect might have another benefit down the line -- a sharper mind long after retirement.
Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according to a statement released Monday by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later

People who develop type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure in middle age appear more likely to suffer brain damage that can contribute to dementia as they grow older, a new study finds.
Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report

A 65-year-old American woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, while a man the same age has about a 1 in 11 chance.
COPD May Damage Aging Brain

Seniors with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of developing mental decline, especially thinking problems without apparent memory loss, a new study suggests.
Protein From Meat, Fish May Help Men Age Well

Older men may gain a boost physically, mentally and socially if they eat a diet rich in meat and fish, according to a new study from Japan.

 

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