Why Is Alzheimer’s More Likely in Women?

Why Is Alzheimer’s More Likely in Women?

Last Updated: August 1, 2018 It’s no secret that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers previously attributed this to the longevity of women, but scientists are finding that there may be other contributing factors to the disease. Learn more about the new studies and what may be causing more women to suffer from Alzheimer’s.  […]

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A Greater Focus on Gender in Alzheimer’s Research

A Greater Focus on Gender in Alzheimer’s Research

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Of the 5.5 million people over the age of 65 with Alzheimer’s in the United States, 2 million are men and 3.3 million are women. There’s no question that women bear the burden of Alzheimer’s and now experts believe that there is a missing link when […]

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How to Contribute to Alzheimer’s Research

How to Contribute to Alzheimer’s Research

Over 10% of adults in the U.S. age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s and experts believe the number of people with the disease will continue to grow in the coming years. Millions of people hope that Alzheimer’s research will provide a cure, but medical research is expensive and funding for it can often be elusive. Learn more about how you can contribute […]

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The Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic Begins New Project to Educate Students on the Disease

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic Begins New Project to Educate Students on the Disease

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is a unique facility, the first of its kind in the United States. Its partner organization, Alzheimer’s Universe at AlzU.org, offers free, online educational lessons for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers and family members. Read more about the new project educating young students […]

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Blood Test Could Help Identify Alzheimer’s

Blood Test Could Help Identify Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: May 14, 2018 Researchers from King’s College London believe a blood test would allow Alzheimer’s disease to be diagnosed and treated before symptoms occur. Learn more about the research on using a blood test for Alzheimer’s and what it means for the future of dementia treatment. Researchers Use a Blood Test to Predict the Onset […]

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FDA Modernizes Approach to Alzheimer’s Research

FDA Modernizes Approach to Alzheimer’s Research

The FDA has drafted new guidelines for its Alzheimer’s research drug approval process. In response to the insights learned through decades of research, the FDA is placing a higher importance on early detection and the role of biomarkers in Alzheimer’s. Learn more about what prompted the FDA to draft new guidelines and how it may […]

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