Medical research

Memory loss reversed or abated in those with cognitive decline

Cognitive decline is a major concern of the aging population. Already, Alzheimer's disease affects approximately 5.4 million Americans and 30 million people globally. Without effective prevention and treatment, the prospects ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dual sensory impairment ups dementia risk

(HealthDay)—Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments—dual sensory impairment (DSI)—are at a significantly increased risk for dementia, according to a study published online July 7 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Medicare coverage for Alzheimer brain scans in question

A big study to help Medicare officials decide whether to start covering brain scans to check for Alzheimer's disease missed its goals for curbing health care costs, calling into question whether the pricey tests are worth ...

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