Alzheimer's Disease in the News

Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

10/31/2014 - When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice

Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

10/27/2014 - Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

10/24/2014 - But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins

10/13/2014 - Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

10/08/2014 - Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds

10/07/2014 - But scientists stress this doesn't mean seniors should rush to get the scans, more study needed

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss

10/06/2014 - But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

10/01/2014 - Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

09/29/2014 - Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

09/24/2014 - Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

09/17/2014 - Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

09/15/2014 - Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study

09/11/2014 - Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress

09/11/2014 - Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

09/10/2014 - Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

08/20/2014 - Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

Man's Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer's Treatments

08/11/2014 - He lacks a protein linked to the memory-robbing condition, but his brain works fine, researchers report

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

08/06/2014 - But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

08/04/2014 - Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

07/30/2014 - Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia


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More than 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, with a new person developing the disease every 70 seconds. Americans ages 65 and older with Alzheimer's and dementia pay three times as much in health care costs.