Dementia

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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.

20 hours ago

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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

A model displays the world's smallest hearing aid, the 'Touch' at its Australian launch, in Melbourne on May 7, 2009. (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Head Coach Pat Summitt of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Life Changing Diagnosis For Pat Summitt

Summitt has more than 1,000 wins, eight national championships, and an Olympic gold medal. But this diagnosis may prove to be her greatest challenge yet.

08/24/2011

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Medical Minute: MRI’s In The Detection Of Memory Loss

WBZ’s Dr. Murray Feingold explains how memory loss may be detected with magnetic resonance imaging.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/15/2011

Alzheimer's Disease

Experts: Friends, Family Spend 17 Billion Hours On Alzheimer’s Care

Far more people than previously believed are providing billions of hours of unpaid care for Alzheimer’s patients, highlighting the growing impact of a graying population.

03/15/2011

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