'Making the Best of It': Families Face the Heavy Burden of Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For Marilyn and Tom Oestreicher, their golden years were within reach.

Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day

(HealthDay News) -- Challenging your brain helps keep you sharp and preserve memory as you age. So just as you exercise your body, take time to exercise your brain.

Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As more baby boomers age, deaths from Alzheimer's disease have jumped 55 percent, and in a quarter of those cases the heavy burden of caregiving has fallen on loved ones, U.S. health officials report.

Health Tip: Sleep is Important for Memory

(HealthDay News) -- Want to give your memory a boost? Start by getting enough sleep, which gives your brain time to recharge.

Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to the daily care of Americans with dementia, most of the responsibility is still falling on family members, according to a new report.

Thin People Not More Prone to Alzheimer's, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A study of nearly 100,000 people overturns the notion that being thin somehow raises a person's odds for Alzheimer's disease.

Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation seems to speed up the loss of memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Loving, Supportive Kids May Help Lower Seniors' Dementia Risk

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of your relationships with your adult children and spouse might influence your chances of developing dementia, new research suggests.

'Silent' Seizures Tied to Alzheimer's Symptoms

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Undetected or "silent" seizures may contribute to some symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, such as confusion, a small study suggests.

Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Have you ever wondered when it might be time to step in and help your aging parents manage their finances? Or, their ever-growing list of prescription medications?