By Susan Scutti | Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:00
A new study finds a relationship between the nightly awakenings of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and increased levels of the neurotransmitter orexin.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
While you cannot change your age or your genes, you can take four steps to help minimize your risk of developing Alzheimer's: stop smoking, eat healthy foods, exercise, and challenge your brain.
By Shweta Iyer | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:00
Scientists have found that the brain can compensate for the presence of amyloid plaques in some instances, helping it to retain function.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:45
It's no secret air pollution is dangerous, but a new study finds that it's affecting young kids, causing their immune systems to turn on their brains.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 09/09/2014 - 18:30
The risk of Alzheimer’s disease grew by a startling 43 to 51 percent among elderly patients who had used benzodiazepines in the past.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 09/04/2014 - 16:12
During World Alzheimer’s Month, people around the world confront the stigma of dementia, including author Greg O'Brien.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:00
With the potential for dementia to develop out of obesity, normalizing brain function is essential. Bariatric surgery might help.
By Chris Weller | Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:52
The compound punicalagin, found in the skins and fruits of pomegranates, could protect brain health into old age.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:08
A new study provides evidence suggesting one possible treatment for Alzheimer’s patients would be to eliminate APOE from their brains completely.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:24
Researchers have discovered an experimental drug that may reverse the cognitive effects of Alzheimer's disease.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:29
A simple, minutes-long test involving walking speed may correctly diagnose the early stages of dementia among older adults.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:41
A new study suggests unclogging the body's protein disposal system could help Alzheimer's patients improve their memory.
By Shweta Iyer | Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:48
A smell or vision test may be able to determine whether someone has early biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease.
By Lecia Bushak | Sat, 07/05/2014 - 22:02
Only one successful drug has been developed in Alzheimer’s disease drug trials over the past decade, leaving many scientists concerned about a lack of new therapies.