Alzheimer's Disease in the News

Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise

02/24/2015 - Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say

'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

02/13/2015 - Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

02/04/2015 - Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

01/21/2015 - Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds

01/14/2015 - Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

01/08/2015 - Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

12/10/2014 - Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk

12/04/2014 - Higher fruit intake, cholesterol-lowering drugs also associated with reduced risk, researchers say

Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later

12/01/2014 - Blood sugar disorder associated with 19 percent greater decline in thinking skills, study reports

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

11/26/2014 - More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

11/21/2014 - Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

11/20/2014 - Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

Health Tip: Make Home Safer for Alzheimer's

11/19/2014 - Limit access to areas that could pose danger

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

11/14/2014 - Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests

11/12/2014 - Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall

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

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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.