Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Risk factors for dementia may vary with age, finds study

Which vascular risk factors are associated with the risk of developing dementia may vary with age. A new study shows that among people around age 55, the risk of developing dementia over the next 10 years was increased in ...

Neuroscience

The added burden of young onset Alzheimer's disease

People diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at a younger age will experience faster symptom progression than their older counterparts, a new study has found, potentially causing their support systems to fall behind.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

LATE: A common but largely unknown cause of dementia

If dementia is a general term that means thinking and memory has deteriorated to the point that it interferes with day-to-day function, what are the top three disorders that cause dementia in older individuals?

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Early menopause may raise risk of dementia later in life

Women who enter menopause very early, before age 40, were found to be more likely to develop dementia of any type later in life compared to women who begin menopause at the average menopause-onset age of 50 to 51 years, according ...

Medications

Viagra-like drugs may play role in treating dementia

A new study, published today in Alzheimer's & Dementia, tested whether tadalafil, a drug closely related to Viagra, may be effective in treating people with vascular dementia.

Medications

Stroke drug shows promise in treating Alzheimer's and dementia

A human stroke drug, fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration and soon entering Phase 3 clinical trials, shows intriguing signs that it might also be a safe and powerful defense against Alzheimer's and other forms ...

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