Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's may strike women and men in different ways

(HealthDay)—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.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Keeping your brain sharp isn't about working more puzzles

Mental decline is one of the most feared aspects of growing older. People will do just about anything to prevent it, from swallowing supplements touted as memory boosters to spending hours solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Early treatment of schizophrenia may not slow disease progression

Stony Brook University-led study reveals that, despite the common view that early intervention in schizophrenia slows or stops mental decline, those who receive early intervention eventually experience the same declines ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How puzzles, games might help your aging brain

(HealthDay)—Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down—but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Regular problem solving does not protect against mental decline

The well known 'use it or lose it' claim has been widely accepted by healthcare professionals, but researchers in the Christmas issue of The BMJ find that regularly doing problem solving activities throughout your lifetime ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent Alzheimer's

It may be too late to stop Alzheimer's in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact, in hope of preventing ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds.

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