Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests.

Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making meals more enjoyable for people with dementia might reduce their risk of malnutrition and dehydration, researchers report.

Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea in young children may affect youngsters' attention, memory and language development, a new study suggests.

Meditation May Sharpen Memory

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.

Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues?

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of psychotherapy might help cancer survivors deal with the long-term thinking problems some experience after chemotherapy, researchers say.

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In some cases, worsening symptoms of depression in seniors might point to early dementia, a new study suggests.

Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss.

Trouble With Sense of Direction May Be Linked to Early Alzheimer's: Study

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulty remembering how to get around in new surroundings may be an extremely early sign of Alzheimer's, a small study suggests.