Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative’


Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Gaining Ground

The possibility of an inexpensive, convenient test for Alzheimer’s disease has been on the horizon for several years, but previous research leads have been hard to duplicate. In a study to be published in the August 28 issue of the journal Neurology, scientists have taken a step toward developing a blood test for Alzheimer’s, finding […]

Alzheimer's Disease Affects Younger Elderly

Alzheimer’s Disease ‘More Aggressive’ in ‘Younger Elderly’

New research shows that Alzheimer’s disease hits people in their 60s and 70s harder than people who are 80 years and older. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine note that the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age. In fact, by the age of 85, the likelihood of developing the […]


Alzheimer’s Gene Found to Affect Women Over Men

A team led by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that the most common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease disrupts brain function in healthy, older women but has little impact on brain function in healthy, older men. Women harboring the gene variant, known to be a potent risk factor for […]

Brain Size May Predict Risk For Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain Size May Predict Risk For Early Alzheimer’s Disease

New research suggests that, in people who don’t currently have memory problems, those with smaller regions of the brain’s cortex may be more likely to develop symptoms consistent with very early Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published in the December 21, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. […]


Volunteers Needed For Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative

Although more than 5 million people age 65 and older in the U.S. are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and while that number is expected to jump to 13.5 million by 2050, there is reason to hope. That’s good news for the almost 15 million more Americans—family members, friends, neighbors and volunteers—currently caring for […]


Depression Increases Risk of Dementia in Patients with Diabetes

When people with type 2 diabetes also struggle with depression, their odds for a third worrisome condition — dementia — goes up markedly, a new study suggests. Specifically, patients with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop dementia three to five years after being diagnosed with depression compared to nondepressed people with diabetes, […]

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Seth Rogen Thinks Alzheimer’s is Funny. He’s Right, It’s Funny How Little is Being Done to Stop the Disease

Contrary to popular belief, Alzheimer’s is not a disease that only strikes senior citizens. One in 10 people diagnosed with the devastating illness is younger than 65. But those who are given the distressing diagnosis aren’t the only ones who suffer; it deeply affects their loved ones as well. Two people who are confronting the […]


Apples Can Reduce Chance of Alzheimer’s Disease

The outdated apple a day keeps the doctor away adage has been replaced with fresh apple juice three times a week. This new routine was discovered after a ten-year study determined it helped Alzheimer’s patients by greatly reducing the chance of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) from even occurring. Another study uncovered heart health benefits. Dr. Thomas […]

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A Drink a Day Keeps the Alzheimer’s Away | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Want to lower your Alzheimer’s risk? A drink or two a day may help, according to a new report. But the key is moderation. Too much alcohol can damage the brain and lead to other health problems. Earlier findings by this group and others have suggested that moderate drinking can have benefits for the brain. […]


Those With Low BMI Show Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

The middle-aged in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to have lower body mass index, U.S. researchers found. Study author Dr. Jeffrey M. Burns of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City said the findings challenge the research that showed people who are overweight in middle age are more […]