What Nuns Are Teaching Us About Alzheimer’s

What Nuns Are Teaching Us About Alzheimer’s

Over 30 years ago, one researcher chose a small group of nuns as subjects for a study on aging and brain deterioration. Through the years, the study has grown to include nearly 700 sisters across the United States and continues to reveal groundbreaking insights into the aging process and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about “The […]

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4 Surprising Benefits of Coffee

4 Surprising Benefits of Coffee

Can’t live without your daily cup of joe? We don’t blame you! Although studies have historically shown the negative side effects of coffee, recent studies indicate that it can actually improve your health – from boosting brain power, to delaying Alzheimer’s disease and improving memory as you age. Surprising Benefits of Coffee Read on to learn more about […]

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The Effects of Medical Marijuana on Alzheimer’s Treatment

The Effects of Medical Marijuana on Alzheimer’s Treatment

Marijuana is a controversial topic in the medical community, with some well-respected doctors advocating for its use and others concerned about its addictive properties and long term effects. As researchers continue to explore the drug as a potential treatment to chronic and terminal illnesses, some studies are focusing their efforts on the effects of medical […]

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Alzheimer’s Linked to Toxic Air Pollution

Alzheimer’s Linked to Toxic Air Pollution

A new study has linked Alzheimer’s disease to a particle found in air pollution. Although there has been much speculation about the link between the two factors, this is the first study to confirm that toxic magnetite particles found in air pollution have made their way into human brain tissue. Learn more about the significance […]

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Personality Changes Could Be the Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s

Personality Changes Could Be the Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s

Researchers have proposed a new diagnosis called mild behavioral impairment that would precede a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis and lead to earlier dementia detection. Learn why some researchers believe this new diagnosis can help identify those at a higher risk of dementia and why others are concerned that the proposed 34-question checklist would lead to […]

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What Eye Exams Can Tell You About Alzheimer’s Disease

What Eye Exams Can Tell You About Alzheimer’s Disease

A new imaging technique using polarized light may prove to be an affordable and non-invasive method to detect beta-amyloid proteins in the brain, leading to earlier Alzheimer’s detection. Learn more about the study, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Eye Exams Are Windows to the Brain Researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC […]

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Alzheimer’s Drug Awarded Fast-Track Status

Alzheimer’s Drug Awarded Fast-Track Status

A new Alzheimer’s drug has been fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration. The drug is being codeveloped by two pharmaceutical companies, partnering to fight the high failure rate of previous Alzheimer’s drugs. Learn more about why this drug has been fast-tracked and why researchers are hopeful that this drug could hold the key for […]

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Blue Light May Help Alzheimer’s Patients Sleep

Blue Light May Help Alzheimer’s Patients Sleep

As children we used night lights to scare away “monsters,” as adults we use them to find our way in the night, and now, Alzheimer’s patients may use a specific type of night light to reset their internal clocks in order to sleep better. Alzheimer’s Resets the Circadian Rhythm The circadian rhythm is an internal biological clock […]

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