Test Predicting Alzheimer's Would Be Welcome, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If a test could tell them they were going to develop Alzheimer's disease, most American seniors would take it, a new study finds.

Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beta blocker drugs are often the go-to medication for people who've survived a heart attack.

Whether Statins Cut Alzheimer's Risk May Depend on Gender, Race

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Could cholesterol-fighting statins fend off Alzheimer's disease?

Was Football Safer Back in the Day?

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests football used to be a less dangerous sport, a small study shows that men who played in high school in the 1950s and 1960s may not be at increased risk for dementia or memory problems.

Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of powerful opioid painkillers may be common among Alzheimer's disease patients and could be a cause for concern, researchers report.

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet and regular exercise might be the keys to keeping your brain free of changes that lead to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests.

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of feeding tubes for nursing home patients with advanced dementia -- a practice increasingly discouraged by some national organizations -- is declining, a new study finds.

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a lower weight may increase older adults' risk of the memory-robbing disorder Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may benefit people who have memory loss, but don't yet have dementia, suggests a review by Chinese researchers of five earlier studies.