"Imagination" helps older people remember to comply with medical advice
June 4, 2004
A healthy dose of “imagination” helps older people remember to take medications and follow other medical advice, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a part of the National Institutes of Health....
Diabetes linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's in long-term study
May 17, 2004
Diabetes mellitus was linked to a 65 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), appearing to affect some aspects of cognitive function differently than others in a new study supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA)...
"Enhanced" counseling, support interventions slash long-term risk of depression among AD caregivers
May 1, 2004
Short-term intensive counseling in conjunction with readily available support can significantly reduce the long-term risk of depression among husbands and wives caring for spouses with Alzheimer's disease. The positive impact of these...
Older people recover from disabling events at higher rate than previously thought, but recovery may be short-lasting
April 6, 2004
Approximately four out of every five newly-disabled older people regain the ability to live independently within 6 months of their disability episode, a higher recovery rate than previously reported, according to a study by Susan E. Hardy, M.D. and...
Creativity, aging, and health meeting sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, Society for the Arts in Healthcare
April 5, 2004
Among its many symptoms, dementia robs people of their verbal skills but certain types of dementia can also release extraordinary abilities to draw, paint, or sculpt, according to Bruce L. Miller, M.D., noted behavioral neurologist at the University...
Study identifies predictors of Alzheimer's disease longevity
April 5, 2004
It's among the first questions asked after someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease: “What can we expect?” It's a tough question that has been difficult to answer. But a new study suggests that assessing several key...
Using marketing principles to improve clinical trial recruitment
April 1, 2004
Successfully recruiting participants for clinical trials is a challenge that crosses all medical disciplines, but is particularly difficult in the field of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. The nature of the disease, the need to recruit a...
New eggs continue to develop in adult mice
March 10, 2004
Contrary to long-held scientific views that the number of oocytes (eggs) in the ovaries of most mammals is fixed at birth, scientists report that new oocyte-containing follicles continue to develop in the ovaries of adult mice. The research suggests...
NIH asks participants in Women's Health Initiative estrogen-alone study to stop study pills, begin follow-up phase
March 2, 2004
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has instructed participants in the estrogen-alone study of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a large multi-center trial, to stop taking their study pills and to begin the follow-up phase of the study....
Low free testosterone levels linked to Alzheimer's disease in older men
January 26, 2004
Older men with lower levels of free, or unbound, testosterone circulating in their bloodstreams could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) than their peers, according to new research. This prospective observational study is...