The Urgent Need for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

The Urgent Need for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

In American culture, there seems to be an inclination towards ignoring the problems of the aging population. But it’s damaging to ignore what goes along with aging, and especially to overlook diseases that affect our senior population — like Alzheimer’s. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease will continue to claim […]

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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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A New Drug for Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s Disease

A New Drug for Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s Disease

It’s no secret that there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s disease. However, a new drug seeks to attack the diseases early in the process, protecting the brain from their devastating effects. Learn more about the new drug and why investors think it may work to stop both diseases. A New Approach to Drug […]

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