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What is Alzheimer's and what can be done?

Alzheimer’s 101: What Is It And What Can Be Done?

According to the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s disease occurs when there is a loss of brain function and is a type of dementia that worsens over time. In particular, the disease can affect cognitive functions like memory and thinking. The risk of Alzheimer’s increases as a person becomes older, has a close blood relative […]

Facts About Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Do You Know The Facts?

There are many physical changes our bodies undergo with advancing age. Normal cognitive changes with increasing age include smaller short term memory (STM) capacity, which makes it harder to retain information and act on that information. Retrieval from long term memory (LTM) also becomes less efficient. There are also corresponding physiological changes that occur in […]

Tips on How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Tips on How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia is a term used to describe the loss of intellectual and social skills serious enough to interfere with daily living and functioning. There are several causes of dementia, but the most common cause (found in 50-60% of cases) is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects five percent of the population, aged 65 to 74 years, […]


Alzheimer’s Awareness: 5 Struggles Family Caregivers Face

In addition to being Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, November is also National Family Caregivers Month and a time to pay respects to the estimated 65 million family members in the United States currently caring for a loved one with serious health problems. According to recent statistics, an estimated 1 in 8 older adults is currently living […]


Treatment Options For People With Alzheimer’s Disease

There are more than 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s live an average of eight years after being diagnosed, though some survive up to 20 years depending on their age and other health conditions. […]


Dementia Must Be a Global Health Priority

Landmark data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in their first-ever report on the global impact of dementia: Dementia: A Public Health Priority show that around the world a new case of dementia occurs every four seconds. That is the equivalent of 7.7 million new cases each year. […]


Pulse Pressure Elevation Could Presage Cerebrovascular Disease In Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have shown that elevated pulse pressure may increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Their study has been published in the early online edition of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in advance of the […]

Alzheimer's Diagnosis Possible With Scan

Alzheimer Diagnosis Possible With Scan

A much-anticipated test developed by Eli Lilly & Co. that detects the presence of proteins in the brain that are related to Alzheimer’s disease was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. The tool could enable clinicians to detect Alzheimer’s earlier and more accurately in patients at the earliest sign of memory problems—a potential […]

MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer’s Disease In Older Patients

Investigators from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, have shown that in most elderly patients invasive and expensive techniques, i.e. lumbar puncture and PET scan, are not useful to establish the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. They arrived at this conclusion after analysis of data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a large collaborative research project […]

Alzheimer's Prevention Requires Healthy Lifestyle

Alzheimer’s Prevention Requires Healthy Lifestyle

Strong evidence suggests that a combination of healthy changes to lifestyle can have a huge impact on reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The conference titled “Lifestyle Approaches for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease” organised by the McCusker Alzheimer’s Foundation gathered international Alzheimer’s disease (AD) experts who one way or another all reached […]