- A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's December 8, 2018
New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough.
- Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment December 4, 2018
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia.
- Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern November 29, 2018
As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership.
- Lung disease may increase dementia risk November 27, 2018
New research uncovers another potential risk factor for dementia and, more generally, for cognitive impairment, namely having a lung disease in midlife.
- Alzheimer's may soon be treated with HIV drugs November 26, 2018
For the first time, scientists show how the gene that produces brain toxicity in Alzheimer's is 'recombined' using the same enzyme found in HIV.
- Men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have less memory loss November 23, 2018
Consumption of orange juice, certain vegetables, leafy greens, and berry fruits is tied to less memory loss in a large group of men followed for 26 years.
- Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer's? November 22, 2018
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions.
- Alzheimer's vaccine draws closer November 21, 2018
Building on more than a decade of scientific research, a recent paper brings us one step closer to developing a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease.
- A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer's November 16, 2018
Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer's biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions.
- Parkinson's disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps November 14, 2018
In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this.