Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease (AD), also known in medical literature as Alzheimer disease, is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. It was first described by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him.

A Stop Watch And A Few Questions Are All That’s Needed To Predict Dementia

By | 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.

New Alzheimer’s Drugs May Target Enzyme That Clogs Cellular Garbage System

By | 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.

A Smell Or Eye Test May Help Detect Alzheimer's Disease Earlier

By | 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.

99% Of Alzheimer’s Drug Trials In The Past Decade Have Failed

By | 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.

Could Smoking Pot Prevent Alzheimer’s?

By | Wed, 06/18/2014 - 13:57

Beta-amyloid may impair learning and memory in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's by blocking the beneficial action of endocannabinoids in the brain.

Model B. Smith Discusses What It’s Like To Live With Alzheimer’s

By | Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:28

Model B. Smith received an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and recently revealed this news to her many fans.

Learn A Second Language For Better Mental Health In Old Age

By | Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00

For people who wish to delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, learning a second language may be just the training their brain needs.

New Test May Soon Tell Whether You Have Alzheimer's, Or You're Just Getting Old

By | Sun, 05/25/2014 - 01:20

A new ground breaking cognitive test is making it easier to determine who has Alzheimer's and who is just experiencing typical memory loss from aging.

New Protein May Effectively Fight Alzheimer’s Plaques

By | Sat, 05/24/2014 - 17:18

Transthyretin, a protein produced by the liver, has been pinpointed as a potential key to fight Alzheimer's in a new treatment.

Feeling Controlled By Aliens? You May Have Alzheimer’s [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:58

Neuroscientists have defined hippocampal-sparing Alzheimer’s disease, a variant of the disease that causes unusual symptoms.

This Dog Brings Memory Back To Man With Alzheimer's [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 04/26/2014 - 15:18

Although otherwise unable to communicate, an elderly man with advanced Alzheimer's disease suddenly lights up and begins talking to the family dog.

Is A Cure For Alzheimer's Just Around The Corner?

By | Sat, 04/26/2014 - 12:52

Researchers have successfully restored lost memory in mice with early-onset Alzheimer's disease by using gene therapy.

This Is What It's Like To Have Alzheimer's: A Patient Interview

By | Fri, 04/25/2014 - 14:18

Greg O’Brien, an award-winning political writer and investigative reporter, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2010 and since then has made it is his mission to describe his condition. Medical Daily interviewed him in March.

Researchers Find Possible Alzheimer’s Drug Target: A Protein

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:43

Researchers discovered a new potential drug target for eliminating the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, the retromer protein complex, which is deficient in patients with the disease.

Gender Differences In Alzheimer's Risk? The Important ApoE4 Gene Variant

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:24

In a new study, Stanford scientists found that carrying a copy of a gene variant known as ApoE4 confers a substantially greater risk for Alzheimer's disease on women than it does on men.