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Dementia Cases Expected to Triple in Coming Decades

Currently, about 44 million people are living with dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease, worldwide, but according to Alzheimer's Disease International,...

Study: Secondhand Smoke Tied to Dementia

Secondhand smoke, once considered a mere nuisance, has proved to be far more harmful. It can lead to lung cancer and heart disease, exacerbate asthma and cause...

Bright Lights May Hold Off Dementia

When it comes to Alzheimer's disease, no one yet knows the best way to halt the gradual slips in memory and other brain functions that are the hallmarks of the...

Senior Memories

THE STUDY Researchers at the University of Michigan studying 11,000 elderly Americans found that people over 70 are sharper than ever. Over a nine-year period,...

Study: Estrogen May Fight Dementia

When is it a good time to take estrogen? Every new study on hormone replacement therapy and menopause seems to confuse the question further. Taking estrogen and...

Does Alcohol Slow Dementia?

Anyone who reads a daily paper could be forgiven for wondering how carbs, alcohol, fats — a whole host of things, really — can be reported as healthy one day and...

The Power of Positive Memory Loss

With its 6-ft-thick walls and squalid cells, the Patarei sea fortress on the edge of Tallinn, capital of the Baltic republic of Estonia, has long borne witness...