Alzheimer's Disease News and Research

RSS
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with AD, symptoms first appear after age 60. AD is the most common cause of dementia among older people, but it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia refers to a decline in cognitive function that interferes with daily life and activities. AD starts in a region of the brain that affects recent memory, then gradually spreads to other parts of the brain. Although treatment can slow the progression of AD and help manage its symptoms in some people, currently there is no cure for this devastating disease.
Anti-seizure drug could have beneficial effect in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

Anti-seizure drug could have beneficial effect in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers

Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers

Cognitive decline may be prevented using interventions but may be inadequate says report

Cognitive decline may be prevented using interventions but may be inadequate says report

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Moderate physical activity linked to healthy glucose metabolism in the brain

Moderate physical activity linked to healthy glucose metabolism in the brain

New algorithm shortens drug discovery times from years to months

New algorithm shortens drug discovery times from years to months

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

Extra virgin olive oil protects memory and helps prevent Alzheimer’s

Extra virgin olive oil protects memory and helps prevent Alzheimer’s

Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scans

Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scans

Temple researchers identify protective effects of extra-virgin olive oil against Alzheimer's disease

Temple researchers identify protective effects of extra-virgin olive oil against Alzheimer's disease

African plant extract could pave way for new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease

African plant extract could pave way for new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease

Japanese scientists develop method to isolate anti-Alzheimer's compounds from plants

Japanese scientists develop method to isolate anti-Alzheimer's compounds from plants

Research provides insight into role of APP gene variant in Alzheimer’s disease

Research provides insight into role of APP gene variant in Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers discover single microglial protein that regulates AD risk genes

Researchers discover single microglial protein that regulates AD risk genes

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

Near-atomic resolution 3D snapshots show how key biological machine unfolds problematic proteins

Near-atomic resolution 3D snapshots show how key biological machine unfolds problematic proteins

Uncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggests

Uncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggests

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Study reveals early indication of Alzheimer’s in adults with normal cognition

Study reveals early indication of Alzheimer’s in adults with normal cognition

Amount of amyloid plaques in the brain predicts rate of cognitive decline, study finds

Amount of amyloid plaques in the brain predicts rate of cognitive decline, study finds