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As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Age can often bring a loss of hearing, and for some, mental decline in the form of dementia. But are the two linked?

Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report.

Intense Workouts May Boost Memory

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pump up your workouts, pump up your memory, new research suggests.

Could New 'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia?

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In what is being billed as a first, researchers report that healthy seniors who tried a new brain-training program were less likely to develop dementia down the road.

Millions Could Miss Out on a Potential Alzheimer's Breakthrough

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even if researchers were to find a groundbreaking new treatment for Alzheimer's disease, millions of people might not benefit from it, new research reveals.

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's down the road.

An Aging Heart May Weaken Memory

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A decline in the pumping ability of an older person's heart can lower blood flow to their brain's memory center, new research has found.

Your Friends May Be Key to a Healthy Aging Brain

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting along well with others may do more than just make life less stressful for seniors. A new study suggests that warm, supportive relationships might give a big memory boost to the aging brain.

West Nile's Long-Term Bite: Impact on Brain May Last Years

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with a history of West Nile virus may show symptoms such as muscle weakness or foggy memory years later, a preliminary study suggests.

Here's Why You 'Space Out' After Too Little Sleep

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ever notice that too little sleep at night can cause you to "space out" the next day?

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