Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study hard and you might lower your chances of dementia

Every year hundreds of elderly students gather in Toronto for convocation, in-person and online, anxiously awaiting their diplomas. Some are in their nineties; some have dementia.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Air pollution may be linked to heightened dementia risk

Air pollution may be linked to a heightened risk of developing dementia, finds a London-based observational study, published in the online journal BMJ Open. The associations found couldn't be explained by factors known to ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Could different cultures teach us something about dementia?

Picture two different families, each dealing with a diagnosis of dementia in one of its members. In one case, the patient is a retired executive, whose family tries as long as possible to keep the diagnosis secret, relying ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Elderly patients on dialysis have a high risk of dementia

Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The right lighting can calm Alzheimer's patients

(HealthDay)—Lighting that mimics natural night-day patterns might improve sleep and mood problems for Alzheimer's patients living in nursing homes, new research suggests.

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