Report: One-Third Of Dementia Cases Can Be PreventedOne-third of cases of dementia worldwide could potentially be prevented through better management of lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension, depression, and hearing loss over the course of a lifetime.
Hearing Is Believing: Speech May Be Clue To Mental DeclineYour speech may, um, help reveal if you're uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline.
Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness MonthMore than 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's and another person is diagnosed every 66 seconds.
North Texans Plunge Into Cold Pool For A CauseHypnotic Donuts hosted its fourth annual Polar Plunge at the Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles 3108 Sunday afternoon.
Clinical Trials Provide Hope For Alzheimer's TreatmentsIt's a devastating disease that causes concern for all of us with aging parents: Alzheimer's disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three seniors in the United States will die with Alzheimer's or dementia.
Report: Women At Higher Risk Of Developing Alzheimer'sAmy Osler is trim, physically fit, and positively glows with good health… all while dying the slow mental death that is Alzheimer’s. She was diagnosed in September of last year at 50 years old.
How To Tell Signs Of Dementia From Normal Aging New studies suggest that noticing you are having memory or thinking problems could be the earliest sign of Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association lists these 10 warning signs, plus advice on how to tell them from normal age-related changes.
Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.
Breakthrough Plaque Test Could Help With Alzheimer'sAlzheimer's disease often goes undiagnosed for years, and that means treatment is started too late. But, a new test now available in North Texas could change that.
Clock Ticking With New Plan To Fight Alzheimer'sThe clock is ticking: The first National Alzheimer's Plan sets a deadline of 2025 to finally find effective ways to treat, or at least stall, the mind-destroying disease.
U.S. Wants Effective Alzheimer's Treatment By 2025The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer's disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.
Families Urge Action As U.S. Drafts Alzheimer's PlanDementia is poised to skyrocket as the baby boomers age -- and it's a budget-busting disease for Medicare, Medicaid and families. Now the Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan.