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Artificial intelligence.

UTI, Robot: Can AI Detect Urinary Tract Infections?

New artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify and help reduce UTIs, which are a common reason why people with dementia are hospitalized.

By Lara DeSanto
Tau proteins in the brain.

A New Test for Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

Researchers adapted a diagnostic test originally developed for prion diseases like mad cow disease to detect abnormal clusters of tau protein in the brain.

By Diane Domina
Neurons firing.

Alzheimer's Disease: A Brain Cell That May Make You Susceptible

Researchers found that the excitatory neurons, or brain cells that are more likely to trigger an action, are more susceptible to a build-up of an abnormal tau protein that is believed to be linked to Alzheimer's.

By Lara DeSanto
MRI scan.

Could MRI Scans Predict Dementia?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans could one day be used to predict whether older adults will develop dementia, suggests a small study.

By Diane Domina
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What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

About 5 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed at age 65 or younger. Here’s what to know about the early-onset form of the illness.

By HealthAfter50
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When Tests for Mild Cognitive Impairment Get It Wrong

If you think you may have mild cognitive impairment, but tests show otherwise, you may want to ask for further screening.

By HealthAfter50
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The Emotional Toll of an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Informing patients that they have Alzheimer’s disease presents special challenges for the doctor, the patient, and the family.

By HealthAfter50
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H. highlights 10 changes in mental functioning that may signal Alzheimer's disease, such as difficulty completing tasks and confusion with place and time.

By Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
Man doing crossword puzzle

What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

Named for the German physician who first identified it in 1906, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases.

By HealthAfter50
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How Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Differ

While dementia is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, upward of 30 percent of patients with Parkinson’s do not develop dementia.

By HealthAfter50