Alzheimer's Disease in the News

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

04/17/2015 - People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

04/15/2015 - Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's

04/14/2015 - If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

04/09/2015 - Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

04/01/2015 - Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

03/27/2015 - Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder

Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report

03/24/2015 - Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced

Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

03/24/2015 - Postmortem analysis of almost 1,400 brains implicates tau, not amyloid, buildup driving memory loss

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

03/18/2015 - Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

03/18/2015 - The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds

03/16/2015 - And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice

03/11/2015 - Treatment is preliminary, but may have potential to combat the disease, researcher says

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says

03/10/2015 - Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory

03/05/2015 - About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?

03/05/2015 - Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults

03/03/2015 - People as young as 20 have amyloid buildup, but researchers aren't sure what it means

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


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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.