Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests.

Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An immune system disorder may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, research in mice suggests.

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who pursue artistic, craft and social activities may stay mentally sharp longer, a new study suggests.

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds.

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Serious head injuries may lead to premature brain aging, a new British study suggests.

Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests.

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet.

Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims.

Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows.