Researchers found that the number of deaths associated with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia significantly rose between 2000 and 2017. Last year, over 200,000 people in the United States died because of the neurodegenerative disease.
Public Health March 16, 2019
Eye health may be a good reflection of a person's brain health. A thorough scan of retinal blood vessels shows whether a person could develop Alzheimer's disease.
Medicine March 13, 2019
Researchers found that on average, women's brains are three years younger than men's brains. The team believes that this explains why women tend to experience less cognitive decline in old age.
Public Health February 5, 2019
The researchers found that detecting the concentration of a protein in the blood can lead to early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers hope that the new discovery can lead to better therapy and treatment for the neurodegenerative disease.
Public Health January 22, 2019
A team of scientists revealed that an experimental drug developed for stroke has significantly reduced Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice. The drug, they believe, has the potential to stall the progression of the disease in its early stage.
Public Health January 16, 2019
Researchers found that consuming LPC-EPA has dramatically raised EPA and DHA in the brains of mice. EPA and DHA have previously been linked to improvement of brain health, particularly in patients with Alzheimer's or are clinically depressed.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2019
A new law will direct funds toward the implementation of interventions focusing on early detection and risk reduction of Alzheimer's. The neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Public Health January 7, 2019
Researchers found that certain neurons that have components of a cellular cleaning system can dispel build-up of tau proteins. Tau proteins have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's.
Neuroscience December 19, 2018
A new experimental vaccine promises to delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease by up to five years. The treatment already went through animal testing with promising results and will hopefully get approved for clinical trials.
Medicine November 26, 2018
Researchers found misfolded prion proteins in the eyes of 11 patients diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The discovery raised concerns over possible infection from eye exam equipment and cadaveric corneal transplants.
Neuroscience November 23, 2018
Contact sports athletes such as football players and boxers are at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE during their lifetimes. A new study identified a gene that may be influencing the neurodegenerative brain disease.
Neuroscience November 5, 2018
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia will double by 2060. The study also predicted an increase in cases within the Hispanic community.
Public Health September 23, 2018
Leslie Norins wanted to prove that Alzheimer's is caused by a germ. Earlier this year, he launched a challenge for the scientific community to find the virus or bacteria that causes dementia in millions of people around the world.
Public Health September 12, 2018
A study published last month showed a link between herpes and dementia. Now, two professors have further analyzed other studies that show similar findings, and they suggest that Alzheimer’s could one day be prevented via antiviral treatment.
Medicine July 17, 2018
There’s a so-called Alzheimer’s village being constructed in France, an experiment to determine whether such a settlement will provide better treatment for sufferers of the condition. It is modeled after a similar experiment in the Netherlands.
Neuroscience June 6, 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
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
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
Looking for another reason to eat more fruits? Researchers are saying that eating grapes every day can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, improving attention and memory levels in individuals with early memory decline.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017
Researchers from King's College London have found in a mice study that one could facilitate the natural repair of teeth using a sponge soaked in a potential Alzheimer's drug and possibly eliminate the need for tooth fillings.
Medicine January 9, 2017
MIT researchers have devised a unique flashing light therapy that holds a lot of potential as a treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease patients, utilizing a strip of LED lights to induce certain brain changes.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2016
Brain scans reveal that tau protein is a better marker for Alzheimer's disease. By developing an imaging agent, experts were able to detect these proteins in brain scans and provide more valuable information than amyloid plaques alone.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2016
Having problems in finding your way around could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, a new study found. The research focused on the biomarkers involved in the buildup of brain plaques in the caudate and hippocampus.
Neuroscience April 23, 2016
People with early Alzheimer's disease may still recover lost memories, a new MIT study has found. Scientists said memories are not certainly lost, it is just a matter of accessing it once again.
Life March 17, 2016
Mental and physical activities may help delay Alzheimer's disease, not totally prevent it. Staying active through midlife does not change the underlying process of Alzheimer's so the disease is most probably bound to happen still.
Life February 26, 2016
Dementia is currently an incurable disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Now, an academic in the United Kingdom said new treatments for dementia, and for Alzheimer's disease in particular, may possibly be available within a decade.
Life January 14, 2016
For many months, Daddy waited for the $2 million jackpot prize of the lottery he never joined. The money would support his family and pay his son’s mortgage.
Society October 10, 2015
Department of Health's Dame Sally Davies admitted to have spoken with The Lancet journal editor Richard Horton prior to the publication of an Alzheimer's study that could possibly be misreported and cause public alarm.
Life September 26, 2015
Especially for the elderly, a simple blood test can now foresee illnesses even before signs and symptoms occur, and even predict when a person will die, opening opportunities to better improve management of aging and anti-aging treatments.
Life September 9, 2015
Scientists developed a brain organoid placed on a dish and grown inside the lab. The organoid has a maturity equivalent to that of a five-week-old fetus and shows great potential in advancing the study if neurology and brain disorders.
Life August 21, 2015
More and more people are volunteering in dementia clinical researches in the UK. Through this, experts say that the journey toward finding a cure for the crippling neurodegenerative disease may be more enhanced.
Life August 14, 2015
Researchers have discovered a gene that helps humans process information, and might be a step in the right direction to curing diseases like Alzheimer's.
July 15, 2015
Researchers working with mice have successfully recovered lost memories by stimulating brain neurons with light. Results suggest that people with retrograde amnesia might be helped to retrieve memories, they say.
Life May 28, 2015
Later this month, SpaceX will launch a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. One of the experiments making the trip could hold clues as to the cause behind Alzheimer's disease.
Internet Culture December 16, 2014
Yumanity, a new biotech firm setup by Tony Coles, will help find a cure for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS. About 50 million people around the world suffer from these diseases.
Start Ups December 16, 2014
Scientists from the Buck Institute and UCLA have successfully reversed memory loss in patients suffering from early Alzheimer's disease with a combination approach that combined diet, exercise, vitamins and brain stimulation.
Internet Culture October 1, 2014
Scientists have found a new development in Alzheimer’s treatment. A patient without apoE, a gene that is known to become a risk factor for Alzheimer’s if mutated, has shown that the brain can function normally even without apoE.
Life August 12, 2014
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have revealed that one part of the brain at least doesn’t seem to be affected by ageing, doesn’t become less functional as people grow old.
Life August 10, 2014
A new study reveals that older people with depression are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, and more likely to face rapid cognitive decline once diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 31, 2014
Targacept is stopping the development of a medication for overactive bladders after the drug failed to show a major reduction in incontinence.
Life July 30, 2014
Recent scientific breakthroughs have been discovered which may speed diagnosis time of Alzheimer's.
Life July 17, 2014
Researchers are studying a new protein, TDP-43, that may be damaging cells needed to avoid memory loss and keep cognitive aptitude normal. But learning about the protein will not be easy or quick, say scientists.
Life July 16, 2014
A new study suggests that the development in later life of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may be prevented. Mentally enhancing activities and moderate physical movements have been found to be beneficial.
Life July 15, 2014
New research points to 10 blood proteins that can predict Alzheimer's. A simple blood test is all that is needed in order to find out if you could develop the disease.
Life July 8, 2014
New research suggests that traumatic brain injuries may link to the development of dementia or Alzheimer's late in life. The University of California-San Francisco study looked at nearly 200,000 retired military personnel over a decade.
Life June 26, 2014