Dementia

In the A4 study, patients without significant memory loss will be screened with special brain scans looking for the presence of amyloid, a protein that clutters the brain. (WBZ-TV)

Research Shows Possibility Of Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Through Saliva

Imagine being able to spit into a cup to find out if you’re at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. As Dr. Mallika Marshall explains, that day may not be far off.

07/20/2015

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VIDEO: Behind the Brain Fit Club at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

How can we keep our brains and our minds the best they can be? The Brain Fit Club could be an answer.

12/10/2014

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A Personal Trainer for Your Brain

Can you train your brain? Research findings say yes!

12/10/2014

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Blood Type Could Determine Risk Of Certain Health Problems

Do you know your blood type? The answer could determine your risk of certain health problems later in life.

10/24/2014

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Tips To Ward Off Memory Problems

Contrary to popular belief, Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are not natural consequences of growing old.

10/20/2013

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Memory Decline May Be Earliest Sign Of Dementia

Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all.

07/17/2013

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Tips To Boost Brain Health And Lower Dementia Risk

You may be able to help keep your brain in shape, not just the rest of your body. A large study in France suggests that delaying retirement and working until later in life may help prevent dementia.

07/15/2013

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Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp.

07/15/2013

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Activating Memory

Contrary to popular belief, memory loss is not an inevitable part of aging. That said, many healthy individuals feel less able to remember certain kinds of information as they age. Luckily, most can improve their memory with training and practice.

07/19/2012

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Hearing Loss Could Indicate Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers discovered a significant association between people with hearing loss and a risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

11/15/2011

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