Causes of Alzheimer's
Although research has provided insights into what causes Alzheimer's Disease, the disease still is not completely understood. Stay up-to-date on the latest research on the causes of Alzheimer's Disease.
Articles About Causes Of Alzheimer's
- Shrinking Brains and Alzheimer's: The Price for a Long Life?
Humans have large brains, but they shrink over time--including in areas associated with Alzheimer's Disease. a new study shows. The same isn't true of our closest primate relatives, chimpanzees. Could that shrinkage be the price we pay for a long life?
- Traumatic Brain Injury Could Increase Dementia Risk
Traumatic brain injury can possibly increase the risk of dementia, according to two new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Paris. The studies looked at older veterans and retired professional athletes who were more likely to suffer blows to the head than the general population.
- Alzheimer’s Risk Factors
The important factors that increase risk of Alzheimer's - age, family history and heredity can't be changed, but emerging evidence suggests there may be other factors we can influence.
- Diabetes Puts Elderly at Greater Risk for Alzheimer's and Dementia
Connection discovered between dementia risk and diabetes. As many as one-quarter of Americans over the age of 60 could have a significantly increased risk for Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.
- Stress Speeds Up Brain Changes Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
Recent research suggests that exposure to chronic stress can accelerate the formation of brain plaque bundles associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease.
- Alzheimer's Myths
Does aluminum cans, aspartame, flu shots or silver dental fillings increase risk of Alzheimer's disease? Learn the facts behind these Alzheimer's myths.
- 5 Causes of Alzheimer's Outbursts
One of the biggest challenges for people who are taking care of a spouse or elderly parent with dementia is dealing with outbursts of agitation and aggression. Understanding how and why these fits occur can help you diffuse them quickly and efficiently. Redirecting their attention and prescription medications for managing anxiety can be especially useful as well.