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The High Costs of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sharp increases in Alzheimer's disease cases, deaths and costs are stressing the U.S. health care system and caregivers, a new report reveals.

Heartburn Meds Not Tied to Hip Fractures in Alzheimer's Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of acid-blocking heartburn drugs, such as Nexium and Prilosec, does not increase the risk for hip fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You may spend a lot of time working out, but there's a fitness reward you might not expect: better memory in your senior years.

Jobs That Keep the Mind Sharp … Even Into Retirement

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a career change or wondering if a challenging job could have positive effects, research might provide some intriguing answers.

Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer's

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease continues to rise, the role of caregivers has become increasingly important, a dementia expert notes.

Health Tip: Next Steps After Being Diagnosed With Alzheimer's

(HealthDay News) -- Being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be a scary experience. But getting enough information and support can help you conquer this difficult process.

High Cholesterol Tied to BetterBrain Health in Those Over 85

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a seemingly counterintuitive finding, new research suggests that high cholesterol is associated with a reduced risk of mental decline in the elderly.

Drug Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia Psychosis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The "overmedication" of agitated dementia patients -- with the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs -- is an ongoing issue in U.S. health care.

Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup -- in Mice

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer's disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report.

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