Alzheimer’s Affects Twice as Many People as Estimated

Alzheimer’s Affects Twice as Many People as Estimated

It is currently estimated that 5.4 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. However, new research shows that the number may actually be closer to 11 million people, when including those who are not yet showing symptoms of the disease. Learn more about the study that uncovered these numbers and why researchers believe more […]

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Researchers Discover Earliest Indicators of Alzheimer’s

Researchers Discover Earliest Indicators of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease develops secretly and silently, usually already in the mid-to-late stages before it is detected. A new study suggests that cognitive testing may reveal early indicators of Alzheimer’s, and researchers hope this non-invasive detection method becomes commonplace in annual checkups for seniors. Learn more about the importance of early detection for Alzheimer’s and how […]

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The Link Between Vascular Disease and Alzheimer’s

The Link Between Vascular Disease and Alzheimer’s

A recent study completed by scientists at Johns Hopkins University suggests that people who are at high risk for vascular disease may also be at high risk for dementia. While previous studies have noted a strong correlation between the two conditions, this study claims that the more risk factors an individual has for vascular disease, […]

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Scientists Identify Area of Brain Where Alzheimer’s Begins

Scientists Identify Area of Brain Where Alzheimer’s Begins

A study has led scientists to the spot in the brain where Alzheimer’s begins, allowing new insight into the pathology of the disease and encouraging prevention methods to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s. Learn more about this study and its implication on the war against the disease. The Area of the Brain Where Alzheimer’s […]

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Alzheimer’s Linked to Fatty Acids

Alzheimer’s Linked to Fatty Acids

As the Alzheimer’s epidemic continues to rage, scientists seek to understand what causes the disease, how to prevent it and ultimately, how to cure it. As they learn more about the pathology of disease, a new study suggests that fatty acid metabolites in the brain may affect cognitive abilities and play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s. […]

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Has Alzheimer’s Research Been Wrong for 20 Years?

Has Alzheimer’s Research Been Wrong for 20 Years?

Alzheimer‘s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Affecting over 5 million Americans, the disease is incurable and untreatable. Most of the research done to find a cure for Alzheimer’s has revolved around the beta-amyloid protein, but now, some researchers are suggesting the past twenty years of Alzheimer’s research targeting this […]

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Sleep Protein Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

Sleep Protein Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

While researchers have been looking at the complex relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and sleep for years, there is still so much to learn and understand. A study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is shedding new light on the relationship between the two. Learn more about how the study recently found […]

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How Statins Could Cut Risk for Alzheimer’s

How Statins Could Cut Risk for Alzheimer’s

Could a cholesterol lowering medication also protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers have been looking closely at the link between brain health and cholesterol in a new study involving nearly 400,000 subjects. Learn more about the study and why some researchers are questioning the validity of its results. Study Looks at How Statins Could […]

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Researchers Test Flashing Light Therapy for Alzheimer’s

Researchers Test Flashing Light Therapy for Alzheimer’s

A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently found that flashing light therapy can reduce the amount of beta amyloid in the brain. The study used mice as subjects, but with such promising results, researchers are hoping to move forward and test their theory on people with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about this study and […]

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