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Understanding the Alzheimer's Rx Approval Controversy
On June 7, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light for an Alzheimer's disease treatment. That may sound like good news, but the approval has stirred up controversy.
Caring for Someone with Dementia
Adult children and other relatives often care for family members with dementia. This endeavor brings unique challenges, but help is available.
Promoting Alzheimer's Awareness
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. This month, health officials are hoping to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
On the Horizon: Rx for Alzheimer's Disease Psychosis
A treatment for Alzheimer's disease psychosis may be on the horizon.
How Your Gender Could Affect Your Brain Health
In the search for what causes and signals Alzheimer's disease, scientists have often looked to genes. New evidence, however, points to gender.
Stress and Personality May Predict Dementia in Women
A moody and high-stress lifestyle in midlife, particularly coupled with prolonged periods of distress, might do more than affect how a woman feels day-to-day. It could also play a part in the development Alzheimer's disease.
Estrogen May be Good for the Brain
Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women at risk for dementia may help maintain brain function, but only certain kinds of hormones have shown this effect.
Linking Estrogen, Diabetes and Dementia
How well the brain functions often depends on the body's overall health. For older women with changed hormonal levels and diabetes, brain health may be a particular concern.
When the Stress Goes to Your Head
Certain events in our lives can cause very high levels of stress. From deaths and divorce to losing a job, the stress of these events might last longer than we realize.
Are Fish and Nuts Really Brain Boosters?
There has been talk for years that certain "brain foods" might help fend off dementia. Nuts and fatty fish containing omega-3 fatty acids are two of these supposed "brain foods."