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.

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.

Caffeine May Ward Off Alzheimer's

By | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:49

Adenosine receptor antagonists like caffeine fight Alzheimer's disease by blocking protein buildup in the brain, a new study finds.

Lost Your Keys? Blame Your Genes

By | Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:59

A certain gene variation may be responsible for everyday forgetfulness and other lapses in short-term memory, a new study finds.

New Test Could Spot Alzheimer's 'Decades' Before Symptoms Appear

By | Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:00

A new biomarker found in spinal fluid may help doctors and researchers spot Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms appear.

Women Are Epicenter Of Alzheimer’s Disease

By | Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:36

When a woman reaches the age of 65, according to data cited in 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, her estimated lifetime risk of developing the disease is one in six, compared to a man’s calculated risk of one in 11.

Blood Test Shows Risk Of Getting Alzheimer's Disease Within 3 Years

By | Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:00

A new blood test can determine a patient's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment within three years.

Seth Rogen Gives Touching Testimony On Mother-In-Law's Alzheimer's [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:41

Seth Rogen called on a Senate subcommittee to take action in the fight against Alzheimer's disease by sharing his mother-in-law's struggle with the condition.

How The Way You Cook Meat Could Up Your Risk Of Dementia

By | Tue, 02/25/2014 - 18:24

People who cook their meat with flame or dry heat cause chemical reactions on the meat's surface. These chemicals that are produced have been implicated in a range of diseases, including dementia and metabolic syndrome.

Antidepressant May Relieve Alzheimer's Symptoms, But Also Up Your Heart Failure Risk

By | Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:00

New research suggests that Celexa could relieve the agitation that accompanies Alzheimer's, but not without risks.

Triggering The Immune System To Flush Alzheimer's Away

By | Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:00

A protein known to cause high blood pressure may be able to kickstart immune processes in the brain capable of breaking down damaging amyloid plaques notorious for causing Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists Genetically Modify, Customize Monkey Twins

By | Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:06

Nanjing University researchers used a "cut and paste" gene mutation technique to breed monkey twins with modified genes, which could help make human disease research more accurate.

Alzheimer's Disease Risk Increased By Pesticide In Foods: Why Eating Organic Matters

By | Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:00

A team of researchers discovered that levels of DDE, the chemical compound that remains after the pesticide DDT breaks down, were higher in the blood of patients with late-onset Alzheimer’s when compared with people without the disease.

How A Simple Amoeba Helped Scientists Better Understand Alzheimer’s

By | Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:27

Scientists have identified a single-celled amoeba that can help them better understand the role of presenilin proteins in Alzheimer’s disease.

Swim Against The Current Of Dementia By Eating More Things That Swim

By | Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:11

Maintain brain size in old age by increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, a group of fats commonly found in fish like salmon and trout.

Genetic Target Could Delay Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

By | Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:00

A variation of the gene APOE may represent a promising target for Alzheimer's disease prevention in people with mild cognitive decline, a new study finds.