How One Family Could Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

How One Family Could Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

When one family found over 50% of their offspring were developing Alzheimer’s disease, researchers decided to take a closer look at the family tree and found that the family carried a genetic mutation that caused early onset Alzheimer’s. Read more about the large family in Colombia who is now playing a crucial role in the […]

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New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Many of us can admit to having a “senior moment” from time to time, but the threat of a looming dementia diagnosis can be a reality for many families. The Mayo Clinic has recently developed a scale that will help identify those seniors who are at risk for developing dementia, hopefully encouraging high risk seniors […]

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Are Your Eyes the Key to Predicting Alzheimer’s?

Are Your Eyes the Key to Predicting Alzheimer’s?

A recent breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease suggests that beta amyloid protein in the retina of the eye corresponds directly to the same amount of protein in the brain. Learn more about how your eyes could be the key to predicting Alzheimer’s. Predicting Alzheimer’s We don’t have a crystal ball that tells us […]

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Blood Test Detects Onset of Alzheimer’s a Decade Early

Blood Test Detects Onset of Alzheimer’s a Decade Early

The newest blood test to detect Alzheimer’s may be able to predict the disease 10 years before symptoms occur with 100% accuracy. Researchers from the National Institute on Aging are focusing on a protein in the brain called IRS-1 that may signal the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s. Learn more about this study and what it means for […]

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15-Year-Old Student Develops Test for Dementia

15-Year-Old Student Develops Test for Dementia

A 15-year-old student is a finalist in the Google Science Fair due to his brilliant work fighting dementia. Krtin Nithiyanandam has developed an antibody that can cross the blood-brain barrier, attach to toxic proteins in the brain and even potentially stop them from further development. Learn more about this inspiring teen and his groundbreaking study […]

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Dementia Risk Increased by Poor Diet

Dementia Risk Increased by Poor Diet

A new study contributes to the growing amount of research concluding that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are linked to poor diet. The study done at the Meritorius University of Puebla (BUAP) in Mexico concluded that “diabetes and poor diet is a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.” Learn more about this study and the strong link […]

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New Game Aims to Raise Awareness for Dementia

New Game Aims to Raise Awareness for Dementia

A new video game aims to raise awareness for dementia by putting the player in the place of someone living with the disease and then asking that player to piece together their life and understand who and where they are. The game is a unique way to fight the stigma that comes with Alzheimer’s disease and […]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Rarely Disclosed to Patients

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Rarely Disclosed to Patients

A new report released by the Alzheimer’s Association found that only 45% of people with Alzheimer’s disease had been told of their diagnosis. While many doctors may be trying to protect their patients from the devastating diagnosis, their non-disclosure is more harmful than good.  Learn more about this report and what a non-disclosed diagnosis can […]

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