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Three recent studies investigate the links to sleep problems, seizures, and proton pump inhibitors. ©VitStudio/Shutterstock

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Geriatric Psychiatry

Researchers investigate Alzheimer disease in 3 key areas: sleep, seizures, and proton pump inhibitors.

Recent findings challenge the notion that these agents can provide sustained protection against cognitive decline.

In this pilot study, older adults who practiced yoga did better on measures of verbal and visual memory and executive function than those in memory training classes.

Among the clues revealed in 3 recent studies: brain amyloid, saliva biomarkers, and microvascular dysfunction.

Alzheimer disease—or dementia with Lewy bodies? Recently revised consensus criteria can help you solve this diagnostic dilemma.

Three new studies show exercise can improve cognitive function, psychotropics for PTSD may raise dementia risk, and 3 biomarkers can help predict cognitive decline in elderly persons.

Although high blood pressure may put patients at risk for dementia, a class of antihypertensives appears to have a preventive effect.

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