A navy veteran who plays 'Pokémon GO' found an elderly man while visiting a Pokestop. The 83-year-old man has dementia and has been missing from his home a state away.
Neuroscience April 22, 2018
A study from the researchers at the University of Montana revealed that youth, who are living in highly polluted metropolitan areas, were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Also, they are more prone to committing suicide.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 17, 2018
More people could be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease once a new research framework is put into practice. Scientists propose that Alzheimer’s diagnosis should be based solely on brain tests and not on behavior.
Public Health April 16, 2018
Scientists were able to successfully remove apoE4, a gene that caused Alzheimer's disease, from the human brain. The research might be science's best shot at finding the elusive cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Medicine April 11, 2018
A new study proves the connection between sleep deprivation and the formation of one of the proteins in the brain that doctors use to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that even just one sleepless night leads to higher risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2018
A report by the Alzheimer's Association revealed that Alzheimer's disease will cost Americans $277 billion in 2018. The figure is expected to increase to over $1 trillion by 2050, if a cure for the dreaded illness is not yet found.
Public Health March 21, 2018
Middle-age women who are highly fit are 90 percent less likely to be diagnosed of dementia within 44 years. If they do develop the neurological disease, they get diagnosed 11 years later than their moderately fit counterparts.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2018
A new study confirmed the link between sleepiness during the day and the buildup of amyloid in the brain. The accumulation of amyloid is one of the first pre-clinical stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration recognized the urgent need for new medical treatments for many neurological disorders. The agency proposed to ease the guidelines for the approval of new drugs for Alzheimer's, epilepsy, migraine, and ALS.
Medicine February 19, 2018
A study involving CAA patients suggested that amyloid proteins may be transmitted through infected medical tools during brain surgery. Does this mean that Alzheimer's disease can spread from one patient to another?
Neuroscience February 18, 2018
Findings of a study involving mice showed that BACE1 inhibitors could be safely used to treat Alzheimer's disease patients. How do these work to treat the most common form of dementia?
February 16, 2018
A pilot study performed deep brain stimulation of the frontal lobe of Alzheimer’s patients. This approach will determine the efficacy of using brain pacemakers to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.
Neuroscience February 1, 2018
Traumatic brain injury patients still face a greater risk of dementia decades after the accident. Experts offered advice on how those with TBI can reduce their risk of developing the neurological disorder.
Neuroscience January 31, 2018
Naked mole rats should have a lifespan of six years but they can live to more than 30 years. These burrowing rodents may hold the secrets of longevity and treatment to age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's.
Feature | Health January 30, 2018
Do you take daytime naps often or wake up frequently at night? A new study indicates that disturbances in a person’s sleep-wake cycle and internal body clocks may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2018
Exercise has long been prescribed to improve the brain health of older adults. Now, researchers have found that aerobic exercise is the best to delay Alzheimer's disease or improve its symptoms.
Neuroscience January 27, 2018
Curcumin, an ingredient found in Indian curry, were linked to improvements in memory and mood of participants in an 18-month study. Those who consumed curcumin also showed less signals of tau and amyloid, proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2018
A new study has suggested that anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. Observing patients for risk factors could help in the early treatment of the disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2018
A Type 2 diabetes drug presented new hope in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Containing three growth factors, it proved to be effective in reducing brain inflammation, and much more.
Medicine January 2, 2018
Playing 3D video games like 'Super Mario 64' was found to possibly prevent dementia. It stimulates the hippocampus, which increases its capacity to hold long-term memory.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 26, 2017
Researchers discovered a possible link between regularly eating leafy greens and a delayed onset of dementia among older people. For people who would like to prevent the decline of their mental health, this is another reason to consume more salads.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 21, 2017
By 2060, 15 million Americans will have Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. For now, there's no cure, but the study aims to find effective prevention measures to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Neuroscience December 9, 2017
Bill Gates personally invested $50 million into research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The multi-billionaire is known for his philanthropic work and monetary contribution toward disease-related research.
Neuroscience November 14, 2017
Markers of Alzheimer's disease were found in the brains of dead dolphins that had washed ashore. Do these wild animals exhibit the same symptoms of memory loss that characterize dementia in humans?
Neuroscience October 24, 2017
Researchers used a simple and affordable smell test to determine Alzheimer's risk. Besides the inability to detect the scents of peppermint, orange, fish, rose and leather, here are other early warning signs of dementia.
Neuroscience October 2, 2017
Medical researchers have found artificial intelligence as a valuable ally in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. An algorithm developed by a team from the University of Bari proved that AI can be a powerful weapon against the dreaded disease.
Neuroscience September 18, 2017
The American Heart Association suggests keeping 'Life's Simple 7' in mind to keep the brain healthy. These health factors and behaviors help keep both the heart and brain in optimal conditions.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017
People who lack REM sleep are likely to develop some form of dementia. Here are some of the signs that can indicate a person lacks enough sleep at night.
Neuroscience August 26, 2017
Testing a patient’s ability to identify objects using odor could help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier. Researchers have found the link between the olfactory sense and Alzheimer’s progression.
Neuroscience August 19, 2017
Dementia prevention techniques that involve diet, quitting smoking, and changing one's lifestyle may slash cases by one-third, experts reveal. Learn how leading a healthier life could save you from this brain disorder.
Public Health July 20, 2017
Speech problems may reflect not just less fluency and communication prowess, but also early signs of cognitive decline that could pave the way for Alzheimer's disease later on. Read on for the study details.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 18, 2017
Four new studies found evidence suggesting that stress of poverty and racism are factors that can increase risk of dementia in African Americans. The findings back up earlier studies that link stress and changes in the brain.
Neuroscience July 17, 2017
Poor quality sleep can lead to buildup of amyloid and tau, compounds linked to Alzheimer's disease. Experts and studies, however, offer hints that may help people with sleep problems such as insomnia.
Public Health July 11, 2017
Poor sleep quality, morning drowsiness, and other sleep problems may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study revealed. Researchers detected several hallmarks of Alzheimer’s in healthy elderly.
Neuroscience July 6, 2017
A brain game developed by Cambridge University researchers has shown positive results in improving the memory and motivation of patients with mild memory problems. Neuroscientists hope the game could be tested in a large-scale study.
Neuroscience July 3, 2017
Alzheimer's disease patients may benefit from using epilepsy drugs. The treatment was found to have effect on the brain activity of patients with mild form of the progressive brain disorder.
Neuroscience June 25, 2017
A team of experts found no strong evidence to support current intervention methods against cognitive decline and dementia. However, they found that brain training, blood pressure management, and increased physical activity show the most promise among intervention methods.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2017
Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for both the heart and the brain. In fact, eating meals with extra virgin olive oil might help preserve memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease, a new mice study revealed.
Neuroscience June 21, 2017
The latest CDC report shows a 54.5 increase in Alzheimer’s disease-related deaths in the United States. More deaths are also recorded at home instead of in facilities.
Public Health May 26, 2017
Medicinal marijuana has been legalized in 29 U.S. states because of its numerous health benefits. Researchers have studied the active ingredients in the cannabis plant and found it can ease a variety of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Medicine May 10, 2017
Diet soda is not a healthier option to sugary drinks. Besides diet soda's links to stroke and dementia, here are other reasons why health experts advise steering away from beverages that use artificial sweeteners.
Public Health April 23, 2017
People who consume at least one diet drink per day were found to have nearly three times the risk of suffering from dementia or stroke. What are the other health risks posed by these artificially-sweetened beverages?
Public Health April 20, 2017
Researchers may have found a potential cure for Huntington's disease. Scientists studied the progression of the disease using mice and human stem cells and surmised that a cure for the fatal disease may be possible.
Public Health April 10, 2017
23andMe genetic tests can predict risk for only 10 diseases or health conditions. Here are other things consumers should know before using and spending money on this DNA testing kit.
Public Health April 8, 2017
New research shows that it may be possible to predict which individuals are at a risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Scientists reveal that there are multiple genetic reasons behind people being afflicted with the condition.
Public Health March 23, 2017