Fish Might Slash Your Risk for Dementia

Fish Might Slash Your Risk for Dementia

A study published in “Neurology” recently found that aging women who have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids have better preservation of their brain than those women with lower levels. The women with higher levels could potentially delay cognitive decline by one or two years.  Learn more about omega-3 fatty acids in fish, and how it […]

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An Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

An Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

Researchers have successfully recreated the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. Created in a petri dish, researchers are hopeful their discovery will lead to greater insight into how the disease develops and ultimately shed light on a prevention and treatment to stop the progression of the disease. Learn more about this Alzheimer’s breakthrough. Recreating the Pathology of […]

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The Connection Between Sleep Disruption and Alzheimer’s

The Connection Between Sleep Disruption and Alzheimer’s

As any Alzheimer’s caregiver knows, sleep disruption in Alzheimer’s patients is common and can be a serious issue. Researchers were not sure what caused the disruption, until now. A new study out of Cambridge suggests that the disease does not destroy the internal biological clock, but that it somehow becomes uncoupled from the sleeping cycle […]

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Researchers May Have Discovered How to Halt Alzheimer’s

Researchers May Have Discovered How to Halt Alzheimer’s

Researchers have long linked inflammation in the brain to Alzheimer’s disease, but two new studies are giving them more insight into the correlation between the two. The studies from the University of Southampton in England found that inflammation in the brain increases as Alzheimer’s progresses and found a chemical to potentially slow the effects of […]

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Bipartisan Support for Dementia Research

Bipartisan Support for Dementia Research

As the Alzheimer’s epidemic looms large in a presidential election year, both Congress and candidates are faced with tough questions surrounding funding for Alzheimer’s disease research. A Congressional Task Force formed in 1999 continues to pave the way with awareness and advocacy while Hillary Clinton has recently proposed a $2 billion annual investment in Alzheimer’s research. […]

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How to Outrun Your Death Risk from Alzheimer’s

How to Outrun Your Death Risk from Alzheimer’s

A new study shows that running at least 15 miles per week can reduce your death risk from Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about this disease and how lifestyle factors play an important role in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s. Study Concludes Runners Have Reduced Death Risk from Alzheimer’s A recent study that evaluated more than 153,000 […]

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Scientists Develop a Vaccine for Dementia

Scientists Develop a Vaccine for Dementia

Scientists from the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) are in the beginning stages of a study that will test a vaccine that targets the brain tangles present in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Learn more about the vaccine and how researchers are hopeful it will break new ground […]

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Could Negative Thoughts Affect Your Risk of Dementia?

Could Negative Thoughts Affect Your Risk of Dementia?

Two studies from Yale University linked negative thoughts about aging and the elderly to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The study lasted over 25 years and evaluated the attitudes and brain health of 158 adults. Learn more about the study, its outcomes and potential impact on future research. Studies Find Link Between […]

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Can Fungus Cause Alzheimer’s?

Can Fungus Cause Alzheimer’s?

A Spanish research team recently conducted a study that provides compelling evidence that Alzheimer’s disease may be caused by a fungal infection. Learn more about the research, its conclusions and implications for future Alzheimer’s studies. Fungus Found in Brains of People with Alzheimer’s A Spanish research team conducted a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, suggesting […]

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