One of the goals of U.S. National Alzheimer’s plan is that by 2025 we will effectively reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (it uses “Alzheimer’s disease” as an overarching term for all late-life causes of dementia). This study suggests we’re already achieving that goal.
Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is the most common disease underlying memory problems and dementia in the elderly. One of the invariable pathologies in AD is degeneration of cholinergic synapses in brain cortex and hippocampus. Despite enormous...Show More Summary
The drug industry is pouring billions into R&D against Alzheimer’s disease. Yet many people in the business will tell you not nearly enough is known about the underlying biology—what causes Alzheimer’s, what combination of factors drive it, and how to slow it down or halt its relentless progression. Only one [...]
Australian researchers have found biochemical changes occurring in the blood, in the rare inherited form of Alzheimer's disease. Changes in these fat-like substances, may suggest a method to diagnose all forms of Alzheimer's disease before significant damage to the brain occurs. read more
Medical professionals have to conduct a long series of tests to assess a patient's memory impairment and cognitive skills, functional abilities, and behavioral changes to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease. They also have to execute costly brain imagining scans and even, sometimes, invasive cerebral spinal fluid tests to rule out other diseases. Show More Summary
New research from the University of Guelph on the brain and memory could help in developing therapies for people with schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. The study by psychology professor Boyer Winters and his research team was published...Show More Summary
New research on the brain and memory could help in developing therapies for people with schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. This work sheds new light on the internal workings of the brain, specifically regions involved in recognizing and remembering objects.
New research from the University of Guelph on the brain and memory could help in developing therapies for people with schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.
A new finding offers a fresh insight into one of the earliest biological events of Alzheimer's disease and is expected to open new avenues of study.
Hillary Clinton was on the verge of tears when she met a man caring for his 84-year-old mother with Alzheimer's disease backstage at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire. Clinton's campaign posted a video of the man, who only...Show More Summary
Learn More I cannot emphasize enough how much we need you. If we are ever to find an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease we need the participation of every member of the Alzheimer's community. Clinical Research Depends on People...Show More Summary
Study of plaque production holds promise of helping improve treatment for Alzheimer's, say investigators. Focusing on the form of the disease found in early onset Alzheimer's, in the 2 percent of patients who develop the progressiveShow More Summary
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 4, 2016)--Brain cell death in Alzheimer's disease is linked to disruption of a skeleton that surrounds the nucleus of the cells, a researcher in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center...Show More Summary
New research shows that Alzheimer's disease and brain injury share a common feature: amyloid plaques. This discovery could open up new paths of investigation into both fields.
MINNEAPOLIS - A new study suggests that people with brain injuries following head trauma may have buildup of the plaques related to Alzheimer's disease in their brains. The research is published in the Feb. 3, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. read more
Scientists have revealed that protein clumps associated with Alzheimer's disease are also found in the brains of people who have had a head injury. Although previous research has shown that these clumps, called amyloid plaques, are present shortly after a brain injury - this study shows the plaques are still present over a decade after the injury. read more
Alzheimer's Patients can remember. What they remember is stored in their brain before the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Custom Search - How to Get Answers To Your Questions About Alzheimer's and Dementia Alzheimer's patients don't remember...Show More Summary
In a study of deceased individuals, moderate seafood consumption was correlated with lesser Alzheimer disease neuropathology, and although seafood consumption was associated with higher brain levels of mercury, the higher mercury levels were not correlated with more Alzheimer disease neuropathology, according to a study in the February 2 issue of JAMA. read more
New research published Feb. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that older adults with a major risk gene for Alzheimer's disease known as APOE?4 who ate at least one seafood serving per week showed fewer signs of Alzheimer's-related brain changes. Show More Summary
At some point all caregivers must decide how best to provide long-term care for their loved ones with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Many caregivers provide this care by themselves at home even when their loved ones with AD need 24/7 continuous care and attention. Show More Summary