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Alzheimer’s Disease Linked To Poor Sleep

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:12

Researchers at Johns Hopkins find too little sleep or poor quality of sleep is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and may even impact its progression.


Exercise Could Prevent Alzheimer's, Boost Brain Health

By | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 16:02

Exercise leads to better brain health by kick-starting the production of various proteins. Now, researchers believe these processes could lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Stress Affects the brain

Stress In Mid-Life May Predict Dementia Later In Life

By | Mon, 09/30/2013 - 17:37

Swedish researchers suggest that the number of psycho-social stressors in mid-life may predict dementia in later life.


Newly Discovered Antibodies Could Halt Dementia Process

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 19:07

Newly discovered antibodies may help stop Tau proteins from clumping together, therefore preventing the onset of Alzheimer's-like diseases.


Fish And Nuts May Not Boost Your Thinking Skills After All

By | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 16:42

Sadly, two new studies suggest that eating fish and nuts will not improve one's thinking skills as previously thought.


British Man Carefully Recreates Old Home To Keep Wife From Noticing Move To Scotland

By | Mon, 09/23/2013 - 17:30

75-year-old Matt Muircroft made their move from Berkshire to Scotland all but imperceptible in an effort to accommodate his wife's dementia.

Plaque formation in Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's Research Links Beta-Amyloid And Plaque-Blocking Brain Function

By | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 14:01

Stanford scientists have discovered more about the link between beta-amyloid and the plaque that builds up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease.

iron supplement

Does Iron Cause Alzheimer's? Yet Another Culprit In The Memory-Robbing Disease

By | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 16:51

Iron is yet another metal being implicated this week in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Clone of Clone of copper

Does Copper Cause Alzheimer's?

By | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 16:05

Copper is essential to normal bodily functions, but a new study shows that, over time, its accumulation in the brain could trigger the development of the toxic plaques that cause Alzheimer's.

Elderly couple

Age Of Consent: Should A Number Be Placed On the Upper Limit To Protect Elderly Patients With Dementia?

By | Tue, 07/23/2013 - 13:42

Do the elderly with dementia, particularly women living in nursing homes, need protection from rape? Would a new age of consent at the upper end provide that protection?

brain neurons

Experimental Oral Alzheimer’s Drug, TTP488, Prepares For Late-Stage Phase III Clinical Trial

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 11:01

The drug, TTP488, has already been granted "fast track" status by the FDA and is set to begin Phase III clinical trials after finalizing the study design with the FDA.

Multiple Studies Find Preventative Properties for Alzheimer's Disease in Green Tea

Mounting Research Shows Green Tea May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

By | Mon, 07/01/2013 - 23:18

Green tea may be more beneficial than previously believed, as scientists are just starting to uncover properties that may one day help prevent Alzheimer's disease.


Early Onset Form Of Alzheimer’s Disease That Runs In Families Is Linked To Rare Dementia-Causing Mutations [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 06/17/2013 - 16:27

By studying families that have an inherited and early onset form of Alzheimer's, researchers have found that mistakes within genes are not the only contributing factor to the genetic basis of the disease.


Eli Lilly Forced To End Another Alzheimer's Drug Trial

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 10:59

Eli Lilly has terminated a mid-stage clinical trial of an Alzheimer's drug due to liver complications observed in participants.

Elderly Cognitive Function May Be Determined By Brain's Intelligence When Younger

Elderly Cognitive Function May Be Determined By Childhood IQ

By | Sun, 06/09/2013 - 15:44

Decreased cognitive function might come with old age, but researchers have found that intelligence in youth might be able to postpone dementia and other forms of cognitive decline.