Alzheimer's http://www.kunc.org en Vitamin E Might Help Slow Alzheimer's Early On http://www.kunc.org/post/vitamin-e-might-help-slow-alzheimers-early Alzheimer's is a disease without a cure, and the available treatments only slow its progression for a bit. Now there's evidence vitamin E may help hold it at bay, at least for people in the early stages of the disease.<p>The finding, though inconclusive, is a bit of a surprise. Vitamin E has gotten a bad rap in recent years. A <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4541332">2005 study</a> found that taking high doses of vitamin E increased the risk of death, and other studies have shown no benefit in preventing cancer or heart disease. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:46:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 53169 at http://www.kunc.org Vitamin E Might Help Slow Alzheimer's Early On For A Father With Alzheimer's, Life 'Came Down To Love' http://www.kunc.org/post/father-alzheimers-life-came-down-love Five years after Ken Morganstern was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he sat down with his daughters Priya Morganstern and Bhavani Jaroff to talk about some of the memories he had left.<p>At 81, he couldn't see and he needed some prompting from time to time, but family stayed strong in his memory.<p>He remembered that his dad was an easygoing guy, nicknamed "Happy Harry." "I had a lot of his characteristics, I think," he said.<p>Priya asked him if he wished he had gotten anything in life that he didn't get. "I have no regrets on anything," he responded. "I have a family that I love. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:24:00 +0000 51040 at http://www.kunc.org For A Father With Alzheimer's, Life 'Came Down To Love' For Middle-Aged Women, Stress May Raise Alzheimer's Risk http://www.kunc.org/post/middle-aged-women-stress-may-raise-alzheimers-risk Like most middle-aged women, I am stressed out. The work, the family, the aging parents — all things that jolt me awake at 3 a.m.<p>Does this mean I'm setting myself up for Alzheimer's in old age? Well, maybe.<p>Researchers in Sweden say that women who reported stress in midlife from experiences like divorce or a family member's illness were more likely to have dementia or Alzheimer's disease in old age.<p>The study used data gathered from 800 women ages 38 to 54 starting in 1968, then tracking their health over 37 years. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:22:00 +0000 50275 at http://www.kunc.org For Middle-Aged Women, Stress May Raise Alzheimer's Risk Report: Cases Of Elderly Dementia To Nearly Triple By 2050 http://www.kunc.org/post/report-cases-elderly-dementia-nearly-triple-2050 By the middle of the century, the number of older people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will nearly triple, severely straining caregiving resources, the charity Alzheimer's Disease International says in a new study released Thursday.<p>Currently, some 100 million people globally suffer from the potentially fatal disease. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:16:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49817 at http://www.kunc.org Report: Cases Of Elderly Dementia To Nearly Triple By 2050 Studies Show Evidence Of Falling Dementia Rates Abroad http://www.kunc.org/post/studies-show-evidence-falling-dementia-rates-abroad As NPR <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/18/185103746/alzheimers-cases-rise-but-hope-remains">reported in May</a>, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple by 2050. But studies published in the last two weeks based in European countries show signs of declining dementia.<p>Dr. Carol Brayne of England's Cambridge University led the research on <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)61570-6/abstract" target="_blank">the Britain-based study</a>, published in <em>The Lancet</em> journal on Wednesday. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:59:00 +0000 NPR Staff 47365 at http://www.kunc.org