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.
By Susan Scutti | May 17, 2013 11:56 AM EDT
Two studies unveil surprising insights into the negative and long-term influence of retirement on the brain and body.
By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 04:20 PM EDT
A new study finds people with skin cancer have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
By Susan Scutti | May 14, 2013 02:47 PM EDT
In a study by The Washington University School of Medicine, researchers analyzed markers in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid to test their capacity to predict Alzheimer's.
By Matthew Mientka | May 12, 2013 12:17 PM EDT
Deaths from neurological disease has jumped dramatically among Westerners, particularly Americans, during the past 30 years, new research shows.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 11, 2013 01:44 PM EDT
Jets wide receiver George Sauer, who aided them in their victory in Super Bowl III, died from congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's Tuesday. He was 69.
By Anthony Rivas | May 09, 2013 06:53 PM EDT
Almost one out of every eight seniors suffers from mental decline, but very few of them seek help from a health-care provider while there's still time, a CDC report says.
By Christie Rizk | May 10, 2013 12:15 AM EDT
Researchers use small doses of a leukemia drug to treat neurodegenerative diseases in a new study.
By Ashik Siddique | May 09, 2013 12:35 AM EDT
A protein called NOS1AP may be a missing link between over-stimulation of brain cells and the neuron death that leads to neurodegenerative disease symptoms in conditions like stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
By Evan Winchester | May 08, 2013 02:58 PM EDT
The first memory restoration implants for humans may be on their way.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 07, 2013 10:15 AM EDT
With no treatments for the disease and little promise in prior trials, Alzheimer's drug failure makes Baxter reevaluate.
By Christie Rizk | May 06, 2013 05:58 PM EDT
By boosting the expression of key gene in fruit flies, researchers were able to increase their lifespans and delay the aging process, a discovery that could translate to humans.
By Christie Rizk | May 02, 2013 05:06 PM EDT
NIH researchers used Botox and other similar toxins to examine how brain cells communicate, and discover a new function for a group of proteins called SNARES.
By Anthony Rivas | May 01, 2013 06:46 PM EDT
Australian Scientists have found biological markers linked to the toxic protein responsible for Alzheimer's in blood.
By Ansa Varughese | May 01, 2013 11:56 AM EDT
General anesthesia during surgery does not put the elderly at risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
By Cindy del Rosario | Apr 29, 2013 08:56 PM EDT
People who followed the Mediterranean diet were less likely to experience a slide in memory.