Does Obesity Prime a Person’s Brain for Alzheimer’s?

Does Obesity Prime a Person’s Brain for Alzheimer’s?

A recent Brock University study in Ontario, Canada, discovered that there may be a direct link to being overweight and developing late-onset Alzheimer’s. The study discovered that the effects of aging, combined with a poor diet and obesity, adversely affected specific brain mechanisms and processes, increasing the risk of the disease. Read on to learn more […]

Continue Reading →
How Does Alzheimer’s Spread in the Brain? New Progression Discovered

How Does Alzheimer’s Spread in the Brain? New Progression Discovered

Alzheimer’s is a perplexing disease. Scientists have not been able to find the underlying cause of the condition but are beginning to understand many aspects of Alzheimer’s, such as how the disease may spread in the brain. A recent clinical research study discovered that the “waste-disposal system” in a brain cell may be responsible for spreading harmful […]

Continue Reading →
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.  […]

Continue Reading →
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 […]

Continue Reading →
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 […]

Continue Reading →